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2018

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Safe and Demonstrable Welding Thanks to Data Management

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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. Quality criteria are clearly defined In some branches of industry, quality assurance is controlled by…

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Digitization: Key to the future of our society. Interview with Michael Mondria.

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As Senior Director of Ars Electronica Solutions, Michael Mondria always likes to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of digitization. Working with digital display solutions for exhibitions and trade fairs is what he does every day of the week. In an interview with the Perfect Welding editorial team, he discussed the potential benefits and risks of digitization.    Mr. Mondria, from your point of view, what are the most important developments in digitization at the moment? Digitization is…

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How Big Data helps with welding

Experts agree: Big data has the potential to fundamentally change society, politics, and the economy in a similar way to how electricity or the internet have in the past. Data is considered to be the resource of the future, and not without reason: You just need to look to internet giants like Google, Facebook, and YouTube to see how valuable this resource is. Collecting and processing data opens up completely new business models in welding technology. However, for this to…

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Welding for Space Travel: The Ultimate Challenge

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Space travel is undoubtedly the biggest adventure in the history of mankind. Satellites, space flights, and space stations head ever deeper into the endless expanse of the universe – all the while braving conditions that are unlike anything that can be found on Earth. In order to guarantee the safety of those onboard and the machinery, the quality requirements for manufacturing are exceptionally high, including for the welding technology.   The challenges of the cosmos Right from the beginning of…

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Renting welding equipment instead of buying it? Here’s why.

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Imagine the scenario: you have landed a huge order for a considerable steel structure, but you do not have enough skilled workers or welding equipment at your company. No problem, you will immediately strengthen your team with agency staff that can be recruited at short notice. But you also need additional welding equipment to cope with the peak workload. What do you do? You could buy some new machines quickly, but at a high, and not necessarily fully foreseeable, cost.…

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History and Development of Welding: An Interview with Pioneer Borys Paton

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He is one of the greats in the history of welding. Thanks to Borys Paton, the Soviet Union was one of the leading nations in the field of arc welding in the second half of the twentieth century. Now the expert is giving us at the Perfect Welding blog his insights into the history of welding and the future challenges facing welding technology.   For Professor Borys Paton, the importance of welding to the development of humanity and our modern…

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ArcTig: TIG Welding with Speed and Ease

ArcTig TIG Welding

High-quality weld seams are a key criterion for many users of TIG welding processes. But in production environments which are constantly being streamlined to achieve maximum efficiency, time also plays an important role. With ArcTig, Fronius has developed a new TIG welding process for mechanized applications, which enables unprecedented speeds.   The science behind ArcTig The newly developed ArcTig welding process builds on the foundations of traditional TIG welding. Yet in contrast to conventional TIG applications, the ArcTig welding torch…

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What Is … Aluminum Welding with Alternating Current (AC)?

Welders carrying out TIG aluminum welding

We all know that AC/DC isn’t just the name of a hard rock band, but that it also stands for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). But what is alternating current really all about? What does it have to do with aluminum? What are half-waves in this context? And what is a “cap”? AC Welding Whenever aluminum is welded using the tungsten inert gas welding process, alternating current is used. Why? Welding aluminum is particularly difficult because the material…

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Synchronized TIG Welding – Two Welders Working in Sync Saves Time

Tandem TIG welding

While TIG Welding is certainly a demanding process, requiring a high level of manual dexterity, synchronized TIG welding is on another level entirely. It requires a perfectly coordinated team that not only performs the same movements but also works together in synergy. This means that any process fluctuations caused by a welder on one side must be immediately compensated for by their colleague on the opposite side, either independently or when prompted to do so. The welders communicate via radio…

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What Is … TIG Welding?

TIG arc between tungsten electrode and workpiece

What does “TIG” stand for? Why is inert gas used in this process? And what role do tungsten electrodes play? Welding is complex but the basics are actually pretty easy to understand. The Fronius “What is …?” series helps to build an understanding of welding and to maintain an overview of the basic terms. Tungsten Inert Gas Welding TIG welding is a process that enables top-quality weld seams. The arc burns between a temperature-resistant, non-melting tungsten electrode, and the workpiece.…

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