Questions tagged [welding]

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High frequency TIG welding and Bluetooth or WIFI frequency

I need to work on a project where multiple objects need to exchange trough wireless protocol and they are near to High frequency TIG welding machine. All objects works by pair (one emitter and one ...
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Aluminum for an Ejection Seat Replica

I love ejection seats and the flying contraptions they usually reside in. In fact, I like them so much that I want to make my own, despite my profound lack of training and inexperience with ...
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What materials can be used for Brazing

I have trouble understanding the Brazing principle. What I know is that there are a couple of filler materials such as copper, silver, aluminim, etc.... What I remember from the past is that the ...
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Is it possible to spot weld three rather than two plates?

I have a situation where ideally, I would like to resistance spot weld three rather than the usual two plates together (individual plate thickness approximately 0.7mm). Is this at all possible? If not,...
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Laser beam welding

I would like to use a laser beam to weld small metal parts that are located within an air tight enclosure but want the laser head to be located outside the enclosure which would require the laser beam ...
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Plate thickness for repair of completely corroded web

The web of a H-section column has been completely corroded at the air-moisture interface with the concrete encasement leaving a hole in the web. The proposal is to break out the existing concrete and ...
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200A tig welder enough to weld 8mm thick steel flat bar/stainless steel sheet/tubing

I would like a tig welder. It has to be able to weld 8mm thick steel flat bar so we can fix the front gate if it breaks. I also want to be able to do stainless and aluminium for projects. It seems ...
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Proper name for this weld adapter/sleeve/stub

I'm studying the design and construction of viewports for vacuum systems. Usually, the window is bonded to a welding ring, which is then welded to a stainless flange. (See the cross section below for ...
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What is the smallest size of pipe to which I can Weld a 1 inch pipe Perpendicular to the Axis?

I would to know what is (or how to calculate) the size (dia) if the smallest pipe to which I can weld a 1 inch pipe from the side of the bigger pipe perpendicular to its axis (like a tee).
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Arc-welding 2mm thick steel at an angle without burning-through

I'm learning a bit of stick welding since I keep needing it for certain projects. Total beginner. The latest thing I decided to make is a table similar to this one: The material is 2mm thick ...
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Can anyone help me to simulate welding joint in ABAQUS of dissimilar materials to find out the temperature distribution and the heat affected zone?

I want to simulate the welding joint between mild steel (AISI 1020) and stainless steel (SAE 304) by Arc and TIG welding process to find out the temperature distribution curve in the welding and heat ...
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Stick welding inner corner

I'm having trouble welding the inner corners of my material. Welding material is sometimes deposited on either one side or both sides, but never really connecting the two parts. Side/flat welds work ...
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Copying the pipe element without dismantling

I know for sure that this is possible to copy and fabricate the corroded element of a pipe without its dismantling in order to replace later when it is ready. How is this achieved? For example, we ...
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Phase prediction by cct diagram

Can someone please help in finding out the phase proportion of each phase w.r.t time , cooling rate and temperature by using (mathematical model to predict phases from given cct diagram) Leblond ...
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How to test Cross Wire Welds

What is the best way to test the weld strength of a cross wire weld? For example, a wire grid with .212 dia wire x .212 dia wire. I cannot find any solid information online for testing cross wire ...
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How to find phase proportion at equilibrium - from iron-carbon diagram - Leblond

{Equilibrium proportion P, this is the proportion which is reached at a constant temperature after an infinitely long time:P is also the austenite proportion in the case of extremely slow heating. It ...
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joining an iron cylinder with an aluminium plate

I have to join very rigidly an iron cylinder (length 30 cm, thickness 1.5mm) with an aluminium plate. I'm not expert in welding but I've read that it is not possible to weld these two metals. So I ...
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Stainless steel wire mesh spot welded to a frame

Can anybody tell me how to make a similar welding job - that is to spot weld a thin stainless steel wire mesh to a stainless steel frame. What machine and technique should be used to accomplish this ...
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Welding and risk of electric shock

I would like to learn to weld (stick welding) for my own purposes (mostly for small repairs and building simple metal constructions). So far I'm trying to educate myself by reading and watching ...
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small relatively inexpensive crack detection apparatus for bike shops

Is there a relatively inexpensive (let's say under $500US) crack-detection device and related mobile app that would be easy enough for a non-engineer/non-metallurgist to use to determine whether a ...
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What settings to set to weld aluminum with TIG?

I bought a Everlast 205 AC/DC and I am new to welding. I would like to experiment with aluminum welding but my electrode doesn't last very long. The arc-cone is pretty wide and I cannot establish a ...
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Recommendations on a rigid connection between materials

I am trying to construct a torsion pendulum/balance for a physics experiment but the research papers are always missing specifics on how the certain connections are made. I am looking for ...
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Can I keep hardened steel cool with ice while welding?

I would like to weld a piece of hardened steel but i don't want to ruin the treatment on the tip of the piece. Can i put some ice in the middle of the shaft so the heat generated from the welding (...
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Short circuit in welding

All I know about welding is it is a technique in which electrode is connected to one terminal and the gripper connected to workpiece is in connection with the other terminal. As current passes and ...
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Fillet weld strength calculation

I have 2 plates that are fillet welded to each other. How can I determinate the max force the weld can take before it cracks? The plates are only welded on one side because the other side is not ...
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What are the advantages of different types of groove in welding?

In welding, we have different types of grooves like V-shaped groove, U-shaped groove, Double V, Double U, J and Double J. What is the advantage of each kind over the other?
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Arc welder? Cheap welding device for chainmail/chainmail jewelry

I'm hoping this is the correct StackExchange for this question/request for advice. I'm looking to buy a welder to introduce me a little to welding, my main use-case right now is the hobby projects I ...
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Welding rods: Why are some DC and other AC also?

The last time I welded was too many years ago in engineering school but a friend and I recently bought a welding machine and have set about trying to learn how to weld. In researching what welding ...
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Best way to manufacture stainless steel apparatus?

Shown in the images below I have designed a small stainless steel apparatus with accompanying hollow metal cylinders ontop. I'm looking into larger quantity production and simply CNC'ing these would ...
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Brazing Zinc-Aluminum Alloy to Steel

I have an electrical connector made of zinc-aluminum alloy (exact mixture unknown) that I would like to braze to a steel tube. Can this be done, what kind of material(s) would work for this ...
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Welding Aluminum to Medium Carbon Steel [closed]

I have a table flat surface made from aluminum, and the table legs are made from medium carbon steel. What are 3 welding processes that could be used to weld the legs to the flat surface.
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Heating up Tool Steel with a welder

I'm a newbie of electricity and I would like to know if a piece of tool steel connected to both positive and ground pole of a welder tend to heat up red hot. If yes, at wich amperage? There are some ...
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Affixing a thermocouple to a surface

I'm looking for advice on how to attach a thermocouple to a metal surface in a fashion that's relatively temperature resistant (more-so than) glue. I've got some very fine gauge wire on hand to make ...
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Actual amount of reinforcement gained by adding gusset to welded steel tube construction

This question bothers me for quite a while and is about bicycle frame construction, specifically a BMX frame and even more specifically it's front triangle. It is a heavy duty frame by definition, and ...
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Is there any option other than a gas welder

I want to repair a dent in a piece of cast iron with brass. I want to fill the site with brass. For some reason, I want to do it by myself. I can buy an instrument for this work in a limited budget(...
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How does Electric arc welding compared to gas welding?

While focusing on Quality and strength of welded joints produced but both methods..
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Types of welding (Shaft)

I am currently working on a prototype wire winch. I encountered some difficulties when trying to join the shaft and the cable drum. Indeed the joint must be a welding, so I presume no keys are needed. ...
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Strength of Welded Joints

When calculating the factor of safety for a fillet weld that is loaded in shear what should be the maximum allowable stress? Some books suggest using the distortion energy (Ssy = 0.577Sy for the ...
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What is the process for qualifying a weld between structural steel and stainless steel?

In the US, typical structural steel welding is covered by either AWS D1.1 or AWS D1.5 (bridges). Both of these codes cover a wide range of carbon steels. AWS has a separate code for welding stainless ...
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Resistance spot welding multiple metal thinknesses

I have a question for all experienced in manufacturing of steel products; Is it possible, and or workable to resistance spot weld dissimilar metal thicknesses together? for example, 1.5-2mm thick ...
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Plugging a 25A device (Welder) on 10A house plug

I would like to plug a 25A welder on a 10A house plug. I understand that it will not accept full power or the circuit breaker would switch. However, my question is if I may run under some lower power ...
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Can I mig weld to my skateboard truck? How can I test if it's weldable?

I have this skateboard truck for my off-road skateboard. I want to mig weld a piece of aluminum to it to mount a motor. How would I test if it is something I can weld to with a MIG welder? I think it ...
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Steel surface welding with high-frequency current

High-frequency currents induce skin-effect resistance that is used on some applications to weld metals. Assume you have two steel rectangles of dimension $h_0, w, l$ and $h_1, w, l$ placed together ...
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Pouring copper onto another copper block

When pouring copper onto another copper block and I want to have a good solid welding of the poured copper onto the block, do I need to use a flux? Or, if the block is freshly cleaned and free of most ...
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Advice on suitability of corner joints in welded frame

I'm designing a frame for supporting some agricultural equipment that will be composed of welded square hollow section members. The top of the frame will be a rectangle of SHS members, with four ...
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How is this aluminum heater mounted to the stainless plate?

I'm looking for a way to mount a 1000W electric heater to a stainless base. Electric kettle heaters could fit my requirements, but I'm wondering how the Aluminium heater is mounted to the stainless ...
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What type is miter joint - Welding

Is miter joint in welding - butt joint or corner joint ? My example includes 45 degrees miter (90 degrees) angle on two SHS (Square Hollow Sections) - 50x50x3 [mm] Working with EN/ISO norms regarding ...
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Can you get quality welds from a multiple metal wire feed welder, or do you need separate units for steel and aluminum?

The job site requires welding both aluminum and steel (each to themselves only) for different areas of the project. The contractor has a dual purpose wire feed welder (aluminum and steel) but I am ...
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Penetration depth and weld deposition rate in Welding

What factors affect the penetration depth and weld deposition rate in arc welding? How does polarity affect the penetration depth and weld deposition rate? My lecturer said that penetration depth is ...
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Strongest brazing materials for titanium?

What are the strongest brazing materials for titanium? The main materials I would like to use would be copper or silver, in which case I would like to ask which would form a stronger bond with ...