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Surprisingly lifelike: Learning to weld on welding simulators

Watch Pia as she casually puts on her AR goggles, picks up her welding torch and pulls her weld. Noise, smoke and heat–all totally absent. She’s learning her craft on a welding simulator. Something that just a few years ago would have seemed like science fiction is now commonplace. But how does virtual welding work exactly? Is the experience comparable with “real” welding, and will it improve the quality of welder training and save money at the same time? And…

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8 Anti-aging Tips for Your Welding System

First off: If you work with a high-quality welding system which has components that are easy to maintain and repair, it will last you a lot longer. However, even with highly sophisticated state-of-the-art technology like this, it is possible to extend the service life in just a few simple steps. We will show you eight simple and practical measures you can take to extend the operating life of your welding system. Nothing lasts forever, and at some point even the…

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Weld sequencing: Greater control for better results

It knows what needs to be done and how. It reacts to the conditions and reliably guides welders to the desired result. It helps to quickly train welders and offers the best possible control over every weld. It supports companies in saving time and resources. It’s called weld sequencing. But what exactly is it? Welding with sequences is hugely beneficial for welders and companies alike. “Sequences” involve individual steps or instructions which guide workers through the welding process. Digital weld…

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How does a new welding torch come into being?

Hour after hour, five days a week: anyone whose job involves MIG/MAG welding can’t help but know welding torches inside out. So what exactly makes a good welding torch? Is what qualified welders regularly reach for at work really the optimum solution? These are the sort of questions that are explored by the developers of welding torches. We took a look over their shoulder and now explain how new welding torches come into being and why the human factor plays…

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Six things you didn’t know about your welding system

Schweißgerät

Successful welding has a lot to do with experience – but sometimes experience in a job can also have its disadvantages, such as if operator errors become routine or state-of-the-art welding systems are handled in the exact same way as decades-old models. And be honest now: how many welders flick through hundreds of pages of operating instructions when they switch to a new system? In this blog article, you will found out six little known facts about your welding system…

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TIG Welding Made Easy—So What’s the Secret?

WIG-Kaltdrahtschweißen

With a steady hand, the welder feeds the filler metal into the weld pool. Centimeter by centimeter. Meter by meter. Always with the same even motion, creating a wonderfully neat weld. We’re talking, of course, about TIG welding, the most challenging of all welding processes, requiring the utmost concentration and dexterity. To achieve a professional finish takes considerable expertise, years of practice, and a lot of skill. That is, until now. Because TIG welding just got much easier. Read on…

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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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