To gain more business in the face of a skilled labor shortage, fabrication shops need welding operators that are familiar with a wider variety of welding processes and materials and can take on new jobs to set their shops apart. Proper operator training plays a key role in reaching these goals.
Aluminum is popular in many fabrication applications, but welding the material presents challenges of cracking, porosity and burn-through on thinner sections. Here are some critical insights on how to combat these potential problems.
Weathering steel offers excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion caused by rain, snow or humidity. During the welding process, the filler metal type and the manner in which it is applied determines whether the resulting weld will match corrosion resistance or have the same reddish appearance, more commonly known as color match.
Although the effect of various elements in filler metals can be rather complex, a review of their general properties can also help welding operators determine which filler metal is ideal for the job. It is important to consider the properties needed in a completed weld when making the filler metal selection.
Here are a few of the best practices that every welding operator should know when it comes to choosing and maintaining nozzles, contact tips, retaining heads and gas diffusers, and cable.
The campaign, “It’s the tie that binds,” showcases the Marine Group Boat Works partnership with the U.S. Navy to celebrate creating some of the most distinctive and instrumental things that impact the world.
“It’s the tie that binds” celebrates the journey from the filler metals customers use to the relationships developed on the journey to find the right filler metal solution.
The new Robotic Welding Cell Rental Program allows end users to test automation in their own welding operation before purchasing equipment, minimizing risk and barriers regarding capital expenditures, and helping businesses meet short-run production demands.
Costing about 50 percent less than comparable cobalt materials, 5551 flux-cored wire from Weld Mold retains superior hardness in temperatures up to 1,200 deg F.
Ideal for heavy equipment welding and for equipment used in severe service conditions, the new FabCO 85HXP gas-shielded flux-cored wire from Hobart Brothers can operate at higher wire feed speeds to increase deposition rates and travel speeds on thicker materials for higher productivity.
FabCO Element 71C and 71M wires from Hobart are ideal for welding in shipbuilding, structural steel, heavy equipment manufacturing and general fabrication.