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Swartfager, RMD, Pulsed MIG and Metal-Cored Wires

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Swartfager Welding is the epitome of a family business done right. What started six generations ago in the 1800s as a traditional blacksmith operation has evolved today into a booming modern fabrication business.

We visited Swartfager to discuss with them one of their more successful process advancements: transitioning to metal-cored wires and optimizing these applications with new Pulsed MIG and Regulated Metal Deposition® capabilities as made possible by the PipeWorx multiprocess pipe welding system.

Benefits achieved by Swartfager include increased productivity, less post-weld cleanup, and easier operation and training for its workforce – all while meeting code requirements.

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Hear from Swartfager straight from the shop floor on this and other exciting process improvements:

RMD, Pulsed MIG and Metal-Cored Wires

Repairing Cast Stainless with Dynasty TIG Inverters

Induction Heating at Swartfager Welding

 

Importance of tungsten condition

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Poor condition of your tungsten can be compared to putting bad gas in your car; it’s that simple. TIG or GTAW is a precision process that requires attention to all areas in the system, but the tungsten is the last piece that the electrons flow from, and if it is not maintained in a sharp or clean condition, it will affect the arc. Two of the most important areas are arc staring and directional control, which can have an effect on increased heat input when it is critical to keep this as low as possible. Whatever you do, take the time to recondition your tungsten if you touch it to the work of the fill material.

Mark Kadlec, Welding Technician
TIG Product Development

Considerations for Switching to Pulsed MIG and Pulsed TIG Welding in Thin Gauge Aluminum Applications

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Pulsed welding equipment has been around for a long time. However, technical advancements have made pulsed welding equipment much easier to use and, consequently, better for training operators to make quality welds. Some of the new Pulsed MIG and Pulsed TIG welding technologies provide excellent welding performance on thin gauge aluminum.

Upgrading to modern Pulsed MIG or Pulsed TIG inverter technology could potentially help you increase productivity, improve weld quality, reduce weld costs, and boost operator efficiency. That being said, you will need to study your particular application in detail to determine which, if any, of these processes is appropriate for you. Remember, pulse welding is not the answer to all aluminum welding-related problems.

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Miller Introduces New Dual-Operator System: the Big Blue 450 Duo CST

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Late last week Miller introduced the newest member to its family of industrial engine-driven welding generators, the Big Blue 450 Duo CST. This dual-operator welding system provides two completely separate TIG/Stick welding outputs as well as 12,000 watts continuous 3-phase power and 10,000 watts continuous 1-phase power.

For more information, check out the product page here.

Miller’s Introduces New XMT® 450 MPa Multiprocess Welder

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Miller is excited to announce today the introduction of the new XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welder. This new machine offers one of the industry’s most powerful and consistent options for Pulsed MIG welding. It features increased power and duty cycle ideal for heavy carbon arc gouging and large diameter welding applications. It is also optimized for MIG, Stick, TIG, and Flux Cored welding processes.

This powerful new inverter-based power source features the reliability and arc performance of the XMT 350 MPa but with more amperage, exceptional power efficiency and additional programs for Pulsed MIG welding with up to .052- and 1/16-inch wires.

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