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the 4 most common arc welding methods

The last leg of our welding journey is arc welding. There are many variations using an arc, but we're only writing about the four most common methods.

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Copper wires fused accidentally before a lecture over 100 years ago was the seed that grew resistance welding.

Advent of Gas Welding

Welding with gas became the first step away from forge welding. However, it appeared just in time to help shipbuilders during World War One

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The Greek Titan Prometheus brought fire to mankind, giving mankind heat, hot food, and Forge Welding to make the tools needed to survive.

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It may seem like it's only been around for a 100 years, but Welding traces its lineage to the Iron Age

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When meeting all fire codes and working with fire suppression systems, Curtain Wall Systems decrease the odds of catastrophic building failures.

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When comparing e-coatings to a-coatings, there's very little daylight between the two processes. Turns out, the main difference turns out to be something small.

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Powder Coating is one of the most popular methods of protecting metals. It's cheaper, lasts longer, and is environmentally friendly.

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The A-Coating process resembles an e-coat. Both are excellent at protecting metals, but the process is the main difference between the two.

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Electric current combined with the dissolved metal cations equals Electroplating. This is the third of a series comparing methods of protective metal finishing processes.

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What do alchemy, Frankenstein, and a frog have in common? Galvanization

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Anodizing is an excellent solution for protecting metal because of the adhesion offered. It doesn't flake or lose its luster, making it a favorite for many industries.

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CARC is the specially developed, durable, non-absorbent, and highly resisting paint with a myriad of benefits commonly applied to military vehicles and equipment.

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A QA system designs and manufactures products. QC verifies the products are safe.  Both systems are vital for great QMS.  However, each play their own part.

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Boom Lifts are a special kind of an aerial lift with a base and a maneuverable arm when moving. Working platforms for boom lifts are at the end of the arm. They are the ideal choice for lifting workers and equipment simultaneously. Boom lifts access complex angles, and with great flexibility.

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Technology and a better grasp of metallurgy has improved the process of Metal Fabrication. But, metals still are among the most complex natural materials to work with.

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Rust is a natural process, occurring with or without our help. Finding smart ways of working around it, however, is the only option remaining.

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Knowing metal cutting's evolution includes learning about metal properties and their historical applications. From the Stone Age to now, metal cutting is evolving

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Implementing a Kitting Program eliminates bottlenecks in the supply chain by centralizing components that arrive ready for equipment.

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With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we miss our relationships!