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Avoid the 13 Most Common Process Pipe Welding Problems

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

It is always important to focus on some of the basic variables in the pipe welding process that can affect the welding work day.

Increase welder efficiency and reduce downtime by understanding the number of common elements that lead to problems in welding high-pressure pipe, high purity pipe for food and beverage industries, or pipe for the oil and gas industries.

Click here to learn about 13 of the most common issues we see in pipe welding applications and how you can resolve them.


Wondering If Advanced Pulsed-MIG Is Right For You?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

For Ultra Machine and Fabrication (Shelby, N.C.), investing in advanced Pulsed MIG technology was a critical step in positioning the company to win a major contract to provide over 74,000 components for M-ATVs to an Israeli defense firm.

The vehicles are similar to the MRAP (mine resistant ambush protected) vehicles used by the U.S. military, and require the utmost quality from their welds in order to be effective at protecting their occupants from road-side attacks and improvised explosive devices.

The contract called for Ultra to be able to weld MIL-A 46100 ballistic steel in all positions with a 307 stainless steel filler metal, and using the Accu-Pulse™ Pulsed MIG technology in Miller’s Axcess® “multi-MIG” systems, the company was able to produce those components with only 23 defects — a rate of .03 percent.

Click here to read the full story about the challenges Ultra Machine and Fabrication faced in meeting the welding demands for the M-ATV contract and how the Axcess’ Accu-Pulse technology helped the company successfully complete the project and positioned it to win more in the future.

The Proof Is In The Bead: Pulsed TIG for Stainless Steel

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Wondering if upgrading to Pulsed TIG for your stainless steel applications will net your company any tangible benefits? Then look no further than the test results of a recently completed comparison between standard TIG and four different pulsing programs.

In short, pulsed TIG yielded a 52 percent narrower bead width,  34 percent increased penetration, 60 percent lower heat input, 35 percent faster travel speeds and better overall weld quality!

Need more proof? Check out the full test details along with an explanation of how to select the optimal pulsed program for your application.

Choosing the right TIG welder

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Wondering if an upgrade to an inverter-based TIG power source is worth it? Check out this article to read about the experiences of five manufacturers and two schools and the productivity and weld quality improvements they realized by making the switch to inverter-based controls for aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel applications.

As an example, A1A Dock Products, a small manufacturer of aluminum ladders in Hollywood, Fla., achieved an annual savings of $28,224 by investing in inverter-based TIG power sources. Their investment paid for itself in just two weeks!

But that’s just the beginning. Click here to see what advanced TIG controls can do for you.