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When to use short-circuit/low spatter welder

Posted by OTC Daihen on January 2, 2017

When you're dealing with quality control issues in your production line, one common area of concern is your welding operation. But what kind of changes do you need to make to improve quality? Are there particular types of welders that can make a difference in your final quality? Absolutely! One common solution is to use a welder with ultra-low spatter features and benefits, but only if it works for your circumstances. Here's a quick look at what situations work well for ultra-low spatter welders.

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Topics: Spatter

Arc-welding economics exemplified

Posted by OTC Daihen on December 26, 2016

When you have arc welding operations as part of your production line, you want that operation to run in as smooth and efficient a manner as possible. But how do you reach the best possible quality without losing time and creating a production bottleneck? Previously thought to only be possible in TIG welding, we've developed ways for you to get the quality of TIG welding with the speed of MIG welding. Here's more about how arc welding exemplifies the economics of the production line.

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Topics: Spatter, Technology

Three ways to reduce spatter

Posted by OTC Daihen on July 11, 2016

When you have welding in your production line, one of the worst problems to deal with is determining how to reduce spatter. Caused by metal thrown free from the welding point to land on nearby surfaces, reducing spatter improves efficiency and reduces overhead in your assembly line, as less time is spent cleaning up the weld and in wasted material. Why would you spend time and money removing part of what you worked so hard to apply? But how do you reach a point of having minimal spatter in your welds? Here are three tips for reducing spatter from your production line welds.

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Topics: Spatter, Productivity

What is Low Spatter and How Does it Work?

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 11, 2016

When you're trying to keep production working on a regular schedule without slowdowns in your production line, you often end up weighing the balance between factors that slow down the line and factors that help boost production, but cost more in terms of overhead. Fortunately, there's an easy way to improve your production speed without increasing your overhead too much. In this post, we'll discuss spatter control in your facility: what it is, how it affects your production line and how to implement it with minimal costs.

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Topics: Wire Feeds, Spatter, Reducing Cost

Why Welding Parameters are so Important to Finished Quality

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 4, 2016

Quality

When you're operating a production line, finished quality is vital to the success of your business. Engineers will spend a significant amount of time developing the specifications for your product, including developing the exact welding parameters for each part of the process. But how important are these parameters to the quality of your finished product? Using improper parameters can lead to excess spatter, creating a need for additional cleanup of welds. A cold weld will sit high above the surface of the metal work and result in lack of fusion in the weld root, creating a weak joint and requiring time-consuming cleanup. Here are some examples of how amperage, voltage and wire feed speed can affect the finished weld if the welding parameters are not properly set.

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Topics: Voltage, Wire Feeds, Spatter, Amperage, Welding Parameters

How to Select the Right Shielding Gas

Posted by OTC Daihen on March 17, 2016

The shielding gas used during a weld is a key component in its success, much like the welding technique used, the skill of the welder and the filler material. In spite of the crucial nature of choosing the right shielding gas, too many welders go about such a decision haphazardly, without giving it much thought. The benefits of choosing the right gas the first time, though, can run the gamut of better welds, more dependable productivity, increased quality and lower costs.

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Topics: Shielding Gas, Spatter

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