Flux Core Arc Welding

Flux Core Arc Welding

Information and Guidance to FCAW Flux core arc welding (FCAW) was introduced in the 1950’s as an alternative to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). The advantage of FCAW over SMAW is that the use of the stick electrodes used in SMAW is unnecessary. This helped FCAW to...
Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), or regularly as stick welding is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to produce the weld. An electric current, in the form of either...
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

History The correct name for TIG welding is Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This is the name that most European and American Welding fabricators refer to on their welding procedures. When GTAW welding was introduced around the 1940’s, Helium gas was the primary...
The WELDNET – AS/NZS 2885.2 Review

The WELDNET – AS/NZS 2885.2 Review

AS/NZS 2885.2 (2016) Revisions AS 2885.2 (2007) has recently been revised and released as AS/NZS 2885.2 (2016) with a number of improvements and changes. The new revision aims to address previous issues and update the standard in accordance with the current state of...
Welding Supervision

Welding Supervision

In April 2017, the WTIA (Welding Technology Institute of Australia) recently put out an article in their publication ‘Weld Connect’ which had the heading ‘What is a supervisor?’ The article began with the opening “Most people know what welding supervisors...
Changes to Bisalloy Product Designation

Changes to Bisalloy Product Designation

The AWI have been given information that Bisalloy have changed the naming convention for their very well-known quenched and tempered steel products. As well as bringing you details of these changes, AWI has taken the opportunity to upgrade some of the technical...
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