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Welding and Its Various Challenges in Shipbuilding – A Customer Story

Welding in shipbuilding – a Herculean task. The Gulet shipyard in Croatia primarily builds cruise ships in the form of large yachts, so is well placed to report extensively on the extreme welding challenges faced in the industry: limited space requires great skill and reliable selection of the suitable welding position. Welding while lying down or kneeling are par for the course here. The rugged, rocky Adriatic coast of Croatia spans 6000 kilometers. Set against the backdrop of turquoise waters…

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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 process can also generate high welding speeds due to the huge deposition rate. In order…

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Heavy Duty Welding: The Solution for Greater Productivity

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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 use with this welding process. What is Heavy Duty Welding? Gas metal arc (GMAW) heavy…

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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 a low cost. The Challenges of Steel Welding Manufacturers are often faced with significant challenges:…

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The Welding App in Your Pocket—Making Welding Easier to Learn

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Members of Generation Z have the benefit of growing up as “digital natives.” Technologies such as smartphones and tablets are now part of day-to-day life, with apps used for gaming, providing information or giving advice. And now there is even an app that provides a fun way to learn welding basics. The demanding task of memorizing theoretical content is a thing of the past. Novice welders now have the opportunity to improve their basic skills in an economic and sustainable…

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Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Welding Data Documentation

The topic of big data is gaining ground worldwide and becoming increasingly significant in welding technology. This means that, above all, welding data documentation combined with comprehensive analysis opportunities are decisive factors when it comes to a good production process. This is because only those who truly know their processes can optimize them in a targeted manner and avoid errors. With this in mind, Fronius has developed WeldCube, a documentation and data analysis system. Welding Data Documentation: It’s All About…

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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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ArcTig: TIG Welding with Speed and Ease

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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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Automatic Welding Helmets for Safe, Efficient and Comfortable Working

Occupational safety/worker protection is the result of all measures and activities aimed at safeguarding the life and health of employees when carrying out their professional duties. This ranges from personal protection to health measures (e.g. noise or psychological stress) through to protective equipment, such as welding helmets. The key task for protective welding equipment is to protect the eyes and skin from glare and burns, and to protect the respiratory organs from harmful particles, dust, and vapors. Protection against Optical…

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Further development of power sources paves the way for digital business models

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Digitisation and interconnectivity in industrial production is one of the most important topics of our time. Digitisation has become indispensable in our private lives. Social networks and online shopping are integral parts of our day to day lives. Now it is simply a matter of applying the benefits of interconnectivity to industry, for example by developing digital business models. In order for this to succeed, we must consider production processes holistically – it is no longer enough to identify and…

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