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Robert Fox

Robert Fox is an applications engineer at Hobart Brothers LLC, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373, 800-424-1543,

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Wired for Success

To improve welding productivity, quality and cost savings, select the type and weight of welding wire packaging that balances out the time and cost for changing over the package with the equipment being used and the rate at which the product is consumed. Here’s how it works.

What You Need to Know About Weld Anatomy and Joint Geometry

Are you wasting lots of time and money on welds that are larger than they need to be, particularly on thicker materials? Or dealing with inconsistent quality or increased crack sensitivity due to welds with improper dimensions? There are many different ways to design welds that strike the best balance between weld quality and productivity.

Fabricating and Repairing 4130 and 4140 Steels in Heavy Equipment Welding

The strength of these steels is great for parts that require high strength and durability, but their higher carbon, chromium and molybdenum levels also make them more susceptible to cracking. Here are some insights into welding these steels during new fabrication and in repair, and how the right filler metal can help ensure success.

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