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What does a welding app developer actually do?

App-Entwickler

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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8 tips to prevent welding spatter

Schweißspritzer

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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What exactly is … gas shielded arc welding?

iWave

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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From TIG Welding System to Multiprocess Welding System: The Development of the New iWave Series in 10 Steps

Tried and tested countless times, with proven handling and outstanding weld seam quality: So why even bother making further improvements to the TIG welding system? Our iWave series proves that it was absolutely worth the effort: Its multiprocess welding systems are suitable for both TIG and MIG/MAG welding, 100% prepared for Industry 4.0, and offer significantly optimized welding processes. But how did the initial concepts for a new TIG welding system become a market-ready multiprocess system?…

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Cleaning stainless steel welds: Three tried-and-tested methods compared

Why should you clean stainless steel welds thoroughly after TIG welding? There are two compelling reasons for this. Firstly, it just looks better. And secondly – and this is the real clincher – properly cleaning welds prevents corrosion, i.e., the long-term degradation of the stainless steel. So, the only question that remains is how best to remove annealing colors from TIG welds.…

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What does an electric arc technician do?

It’s like playing with fire: arc plasma at up to 20,000 degrees, dramatic changes from one microsecond to the next, and a huge impact on materials. Natural lightning and arcs during welding work according to the same physical principles. But what’s the role of electric arc technicians? To transform something inherently unstable, volatile, and intangible into something steady and reliable. In other words, to develop a stable arc that makes welding fast, convenient, and reliable.…

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Pulsing as a universal solution in steel welding

An all-singing, all-dancing solution? In many areas of life, they still don’t exist yet. But is it true that there is now ONE universal solution in the field of welding systems? Is there one system to suit all applications? Is there ONE ideal process? Of course not. However, we are talking exclusively about the area of steel welding and the MAG process. One thing quickly becomes clear: where pulsing is used, many things become much easier, and this also applies…

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