Questions tagged [welding]

Use this tag when the question deals with the process of making a weld. For questions about weld design or the use of welds, use the [welds].

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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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What type of ultrasonic transducer would be suitable for ultrasonic welding? [closed]

Project background: I am working on a project where i need to weld plastic using ultrasonic transducers. Problem: Since I'm still learning engineering, I have a hard time figuring out what all 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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What materials or techniques can I use to reduce this electrical effect when building spotwelding tables?

I have been experimenting with building various support tables around press-type spot-welders. These are relatively simple fixures; think of a tabletop with legs under it and devices like sliding ...
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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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Thoriated tungsten TIG electrodes were in use 45 years ago.What were their specific use and problems?

Some TIG electrodes in use in the early 1970's were marked Thoriated Tungsten and Non-Thoriated Tungsten. What were the specific purposes or properties for these TIG welding electrodes?
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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 ...