The Advantages of a Dual Wire Feeder vs a Single Wire Feeder

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on June 2, 2016

When you're involved in assembly line management, there are a wide range of inputs and processes that can affect your overhead and, by extension, your profitability. When your assembly line slows down, it costs labor and production. Processes that keep your line running efficiently directly impact your profitability. One area where many companies find room for improvement is in their welding processes. Fine tuning the process to reduce slag and spatter, improve welding times and provide better quality control results can come from a range of changes. One area where improvement can be found is in choosing to use a dual wire feeder or a single wire feeder. Here's a quick overview of each welding wire feed and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Topics: Manual Welding

New Technology: Developments in Welding That Can't Be Ignored

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on May 9, 2016

As our technology advances, our industry is rapidly changing. Some welding developments provide a serious advantage while others don't actually work out in the end. But which innovations should you ignore and which ones should you implement? It's a tough decision, but here's our take on the most important recent developments in welding that deserve some attention.

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Topics: Manual Welding

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: Robotic Welding, Manual Welding

How To Select the Right Filler Metal

Posted by OTC DAIHEN on March 21, 2016

When it comes to creating a long-lasting weld that has strength and integrity, one of the most important factors is the type of filler metal used. But how do you know which filler metal is the best option for your particular situation? Unfortunately, it's not as easy as an A or B answer. In this post, we'll take a good look at different factors that affect your decision so you can select the perfect filler metal for your needs.

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Topics: Robotic Welding, Manual Welding

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: Manual Welding

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