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What does a welding app developer actually do?

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The first steps are often the trickiest: Theresa concentrates on guiding the welding torch, which emits a glittering spray arc. It smokes a little, spatter flies off and Theresa draws a fillet weld in a rectangular steel plate. Not in her training workshop, but “virtually” in her own home on her tablet. Apps have long been a fixture in welding – not only when it comes to conveniently controlling a welding system, but also when learning the welding trade. But…

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Safe and demonstrable welding thanks to welding data documentation

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From car bodywork to railway bridges, from industrial production plants to oil and gas pipelines: wherever welding is carried out, manufacturers and users expect flawless and demonstrable quality. Ultimately, stable and flawless weld seams are crucial for the manufactured products to function properly and safely. For most companies, ongoing quality assurance with the help of special monitoring and checking systems is therefore of central importance. In this blog post, you’ll find out about the role that welding data documentation plays…

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Quality assurance in high-tech vehicle manufacturing: documenting welding data with WeldCube Premium

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What does one of the most capable all-terrain vehicles in the world, yet at the same time one of the most practical for everyday use, have to do with documenting welding data? The huge ground clearance and built-in deep wading capabilities of the Mercedes G drop a clear hint: The vehicle is designed to cope with the most extreme off-road conditions – pulling force and a long service life have to be guaranteed when the G is subjected to violent…

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Welding and sustainability: how do we combine the two?

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Acting sustainably and taking a conscientious approach to the use of resources and energy is becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing sector – not just in view of new energy laws and eco-design directives but also in view of cost effectiveness and companies’ environmental footprint. Given that welding technology is a central component of many production processes, we are seeing this trend becoming established here too. But what kind of factors do we need to consider? What are the important criteria…

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COBOT – when manual welding just isn´t enough

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Guidelines as far as the eye can see. Formula 1 calls them regulations; in welding technology they’re standards and specifications. And as in motor racing, when it comes to quality and safety the demands placed on modern-day welding are very high. Welds that can be reproduced at any time and seamless weld data documentation are no longer rare, but rather state of the art. If welding takes place manually, it is often impossible to satisfy these requirements. The solution is…

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Sustainability at Fronius: what are we doing?

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Climate change, a shortage of raw materials, and social injustices essentially leave us with only two alternatives. The first is that we do nothing and watch what happens from the sidelines, and the second is that we make use of the opportunities available to us and take action within our means. At Fronius we have opted for the latter; that is to make our company, our welding systems, their manufacture, and even the welding processes as sustainable as possible. You…

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8 tips to prevent welding spatter

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When the sparks start flying, welding spatter on the workpiece is usually not far behind. And once it’s there, it has to be removed – at the expense of both time and money. As prevention is better than cure, we need to do what we can to prevent welding spatter – or at the very least reduce it to a minimum. But how? Every welder has it in their power to help in the fight against spatter, be it by…

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How to make savings with contact tips and gas nozzles – four effective measures

Welding systems and robots may create the optimal basic conditions for MIG/MAG welding, but the real action happens front and center on the torch body. Temperatures of up to 15,500 degrees, spatter from liquid metal, and continuous abrasion by the welding wire: the thermal and mechanical forces imposed on wearing parts such as contact tips and gas nozzles are enormous. So, what can be done to delay the inevitable demise of these parts for as long as possible?…

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Welder and Influencer Laela Holden: “I’m Not Going to Be Held Back by Gender”

Figures from the US reveal that women represent just 5% of the entire welding sector workforce. This makes it all the more interesting to hear what they have to say. What is it about welding that inspires them? What is it like working in a male-dominated industry, and what does the future hold? Welder, social media influencer, and partner of Fronius USA, Laela Holden, answers these questions and also explains why there was a 20-year gap between her first and…

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What exactly is … gas shielded arc welding?

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Gas is invisible, sometimes odourless, sometimes not, but always explosive and dangerous. Isn’t it? Think again! Many gases are in fact quite stable and safe. In the world of welding they have even come to be vitally important. Welding processes such as MIG/MAG, TIG and plasma have come to depend on these so-called shielding gases to produce a stable and flawless weld just like we depend on the air we breathe. Which is why we speak of gas shielded arc…

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