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  • High-Performance Welding: A 65 Percent Increase in Productivity. A Customer Story

    Brazilian company Painco manufactures welded components and assemblies from sheet metal such as huge wheel rims, excavator buckets, entire wheel loaders, and wind turbines for the construction and earth-moving equipment, passenger and goods vehicles, and renewable energy segments. The joining of exceptionally large components such as these is clearly categorized as high-performance welding. If there are lots of weld seams to deal with too, this…

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    Sustainable Welding in Practice

    Our environment can only take so much. That is why sustainable action and the conscious use of resources and energy is extremely important. Sustainable Welding is also playing an increasingly important role in industrial production. A number of factors are decisive for welding technology, including the correct welding process and a higher welding speed combined with less rework. How does sustainable welding work? The use…

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    Underwater Welding: Weightless Welding Under Probably the Toughest Conditions

    The deep underwater world of our planet can be as alien as outer space. Bridges, oil platforms, and other structures reach into and over these areas requiring skilled workers to build and maintain them. Above the surface, welding, cutting, and assembling these structures requires only the training and skill to do the job. Performing those same jobs underwater requires an entirely new set of skills,…

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    What is … tandem welding?

    Tandem welding represents a milestone in the history of gas metal arc welding (GMAW). Perfect welding quality and high productivity were key considerations in its development, since welding processes that fulfill these conditions are increasingly in demand. But, what exactly is tandem welding? What advantages does the process offer and where is it used? How does it differ from double-wire welding? Basics The process involves…

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    Heavy Duty Welding: The Solution for Greater Productivity

    The heavy duty or high-performance welding process is mainly used for welding huge components, such as combine harvester wheel rims, excavators, telescopic handlers, or truck semi-trailers. The high welding speeds typically used for these processes enable both long weld seams and low-spatter joining. Read on to find out what exactly heavy duty welding is, how the process arose, and the applications and materials suitable for…

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    Multiprocess Welding Systems—What Is the Purpose?

    Metalwork fitters “Heißeisen” have a major order—the job involves processing a wide range of materials in a modern building complex: Numerous shelving units made from unalloyed steel in the storeroom and the chrome-nickel stair railings are joined using the MAG welding process. For detailed work on the handrail, weld seams now have to be 100% satisfactory both in terms of visual appearance and touch; this…

  • Steel Welding: Simple and Cost-Effective

    Whether in the construction industry, mechanical engineering or the automotive and supply industry: steel is one of the most commonly used materials and is available in different alloys and in large volumes. Moreover, steel can be recycled without any loss and is easy to work. Push systems are often used for steel welding. They offer the advantages of a simple design and high productivity at…

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    What Is… MIG/MAG Welding?

    MIG/MAG welding is one of the most commonly used of all welding processes. But how does it work? In our blog article you will find everything you need to know about MIG/MAG welding – from choosing the right shielding gases and filler metals to the characteristics of the different arc types. MIG/MAG: Two Varieties of Gas-Shielded Arc Welding MIG/MAG welding is also known as gas-shielded…

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    Voice Control: Hands-Free Operation of Welding Machines and Computers

    You use them all time: while brushing your teeth, tying your shoelaces, eating, using your cell phone or your computer – your hands are almost constantly busy. But what if you only had limited use of your hands, or couldn’t use them at all? LIFEtool, a non-profit enterprise located in Linz, Upper Austria, specializes in assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Among other things, LIFEtool…

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    Welding Fumes: Why Welding Fume Extraction is so Important

    When welding takes place, it always goes hand in hand with UV radiation, high temperatures, and exhaust fumes, which will be more or less hazardous depending on the particular welding process. The welding fumes produced often contain harmful contaminants, however these do not present a problem if the right welding extraction system is used. How is This Harmful to The Respiratory System? The contaminants enter…