Category Archives: Welding and Cutting Processes Information

Facts and information on various welding and cutting processes

Why is AC used on aluminium TIG welding?

What Is Aluminium Welding with Alternating Current (AC)?  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 … Continue reading

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Not just welding fumes are dangerous

We spend a lot of our time indoors; the average person spends about 90% of their time in buildings. Therefore pollutants in the air we breathe indoors are a major contributor to our lifetime exposure to air pollutants. In buildings … Continue reading

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Plasma cutting – then and now

Not long ago, plasma cutting was the domain of seasoned metal fabrication veterans who knew just how to tweak gas settings and adjust torch height to get the best cut on a plasma cutting table. Today many of the highly … Continue reading

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3 Welding Processes Explained

Confused by Welding Processes? A helpful yet simple explanation to the 3 main welding processes before you buy any welding equipment.

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Welds Reduce Microbial Growth of Bacteria

Reduce Micro Bacteria with Orbital Welded Piping It’s owing to the improper welds of pipes and tubes servicing the food and beverage industry that result in them being more susceptible to the growth of micro bacteria and organisms.       … Continue reading

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Choosing Gas for Oxy-fuel Profile Cutter

How to choose the correct Gas for your CNC Cutting machine Do fabricators know about what has become such a common part of the manufacturing process?  Fuel gases have been used in manufacturing for decades and is a very common part of the … Continue reading

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Why pre-heat before welding?

Why is preheat sometimes required before welding? Preheating the steel to be welded slows the cooling rate in the weld area. This may be necessary to avoid cracking of the weld metal or heat affected zone. The need for preheat … Continue reading

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Linear Seam Welding Benefits

Why Upgrade to a Longitudinal Seam Welder? If you manually carry out linear welding this Blog will give you a few benefits of upgrading to a Longitudinal Seam welder

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What is a Plasma Cutting System?

What is a Plasma System? • Plasma systems are machines designed to cut various thicknesses of metal and other conductive materials. • They range from handheld portable units to automated, table-mounted units. • A plasma system uses electricity and gas … Continue reading

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Longitudinal Welding

Longitudinal welding ESAB offers complete solutions for longitudinal pipe mills including tack welding, ID welding and OD welding. Tack welding equipment (MAG welding in forming station) The tack welding equipment consists of a heavy duty welding torch for MAG welding … Continue reading

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