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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used welding, brazing and soldering equipment for?
40 answers
Answers:
Most of the welding applications I have utilized are for the fabrication of piping systems from nuclear, petro-chemical, power generation through to pharmaceuticals utilizing fully automatic and semi-automatic processes, some processes I have developed are world first applications and ground breaking.
~Marlon G, Builder/Contractor, Johannesburg, South Africa
Steel fabrication MIG TIG Stick Plumbing Silverbronze , Phoscopper Aluminium welding Copper welding Thermite fusion Stainless steel welding Copper soldering Tin soldering
~James M, Production Engineer, Muckinbudin, Australia
Wear surfacing, robotic, mechanized welding, CNC cutting, semi-automatic welding of all ferrous and non ferrous metals. I have developed welding procedures for many one-off applications.
~Marketing/Sales, Boise, ID
Electronic and radio design, test and repair Car body repair Hygienic welding (food industry) structural welding electrical installation repair and maintenance refrigeration repair
~Process Engineer, Near exeter, England
Soldered wires on my antique cars, sweated pipes for plumbing and heating on my house. Welded parts for cars, tractors and made some lawn equipment. Brazed exhaust systems together.
~Don S, Technical Support, Ypsilanti, MI
Welding was used for Narrow Gap welding research, Stainless welding and for spot welding of many different materials such as mild steel, galvanized sheet and high strength steels.
~Satyendra Kumar A, Director Fusion Resources, Vadodara, India
Modification of locking handle to make an espanolette door lock fabrication of replacement scuttle for Morgan 4/4 metal replacement arm for flushing mechanism in toilet cistern
~Retried physics teacher, Epping, United Kingdom
Brazing for carbide cutting cutting tools and diamond cutting tools. welding of machine tools bed and stellite welding on rotor shafts
~Manufacturing, Mandya, India
Car air conditioner block connectors, exhaust pipes, kangaroo bars, starter motor, regulator bypass, electronic gadgets, gates hinges etc..
~Woon, Faculty/Staff, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Custom museum displays, monuments, construction, automotive repair, equipment repair , home renovation, custom design and fabrication,
~John Todd Vassallo, Multi disciplinary designer fabricator, New glasgow, Canada
Vehicle body manufacture and repair. Sheet metal fabrication. Light to medium steel fabrication. Plumbing. Electrical work.
~Keith M, Retired, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Building construction, Machinery fabrication and repair, Racecar fabrication and repair, and heavy equipment repair.
~Andy D, Builder/Contractor, Young Harris, GA
Mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron and dissimilar metals joining with the use of mig, tig, and gas equipment.
~Ian H, Marketing/Sales, London, England
Military part fabrication, welding, brazing and soldering. GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, Manual torch braze & soldering
~Tom L, Production Engineer, MPLS, MN
Barzing on aluminium alloy, repair alloy wheels, HVAC system, welding on metalic building, tanks repair....
~Zaporojan Ovidiu Radu, Engineer, Timisoara, Romania
One litle in desing with stainlees steel.and comercial welding like 6013 7018 etc and piping weld
~Juan M, Builder/Contractor, Saltillo, Mexico
I only use the MMA welding as DIY but I have been trained in all welding and brazing procedures.
~Purchasing, Qormi, Malta
Structural components, automobile body and frame, furniture, plumbing, and pipe.
~Seen I, Project Manager, Evanston, WY
OIl & Gas Installations & maintenance,Mining Industry & Pressure Vessels
~Engineering, Other, Doha, Qatar
MS STRUCTURES WELDING, SHELL WELDING, HARDFACING, CUTTING, ETC
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, NAIROBI, Kenya
Fabrication of GSE hardware and Elcetrical Cable fabrications
~Manufacturing, Cape Canaveral, FL
Car bodywork.Electronics. All sorts of metalwork repairs
~Purchasing, Redcar, United Kingdom
Rollcage in racercar,weld pumping unit in the oilfield
~Weekend repair on farm, Tyler, TX
Sheet Metal joining Tube joining for vehicle frame
~Engineering, Process/Production, Aurangabad, India
Mostly home repair ie. cars, motorcycles
~Manufacturing, Cobble Hill, Canada
Brazing fluxer tig mig/mag mma orbita
~Engineering, Other, Hamilton, Great Britain
General odd jobs in my workshop/garage
~Project Management, Johannesburg, South Africa
Manufacture of grain crushing machines
~Frank H, Manager, Melbourne, Australia
Industral, optical, farm/ranch
~Jim D, Owner operator, Glade Park, CO
Fume Extraction Systems
~Marketing/Sales, Buzau, Romania
Electrical contacts
~Engineering, Process/Production, Mumbai, India
Synthetic materials
~Engineering, Other, Belgium
Ultralight aircraft
~Other, Atibaia, Brazil
SMAW GTAW MIG /MAG
~SANJEEV B, PROPRIETOR OF FABRICATION WORK SHOP, PUNE, INDIA
Auto mobile OEM
~Engineering, Process/Production, Bhuj, India
Inverter welder
~Manufacturing, BEAWAR, India
R&D, education
~Wei Zhou, Faculty/Staff, Singapore, Singapore
Welding pipes
~Kidwelly, United Kingdom
See above
~Research & Development, San Jose, CA
Jewelery
~Manufacturing, Ahamadabad, India

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that welding, brazing and soldering equipment have been used for.
14 answers
Answers:
We have utilized and developed Fronius MIG pulsed applications to weld piping in the semi automatic process welding buttwelds with a J-prep closed gap system with absolute X-ray perfect welds. I have also developed a welding program with the same system that welds stainless steel pipe butt welds without having to back purge the root face of the weld, AN ABSOLUTE WORLD FIRST WITH APPROVED WPS's & PQR's.
~Marlon G, Builder/Contractor, Johannesburg, South Africa
Welding rods are welded temporarily to the MS body of vehicle just sufficient to pull it out of hollow dents and immediately plugged off the body. Timing here is crucial and a monitored self auto mechanism to deweld by itself could be useful.
~Woon, Faculty/Staff, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Cast iron welding on a old 2 tact motor. I must preheat the material and weld in short step ( 20 mm max.) and I must use same method for detension the material. But in final I repair the motor unit !!
~Zaporojan Ovidiu Radu, Engineer, Timisoara, Romania
Today all people think in ecological solutions and I believe weld may be used in home construction industry and almost all areas like wood.
~Juan M, Builder/Contractor, Saltillo, Mexico
Dip soldering of cooling fins to attachment brackets.
~Manufacturing, Cape Canaveral, FL
Soldered an air line together for a tire store.
~Don S, Technical Support, Ypsilanti, MI
Raised bead art for marking metal surfaces.
~Seen I, Project Manager, Evanston, WY
Soldering on jeweellary manufacturing.
~Manufacturing, Mandya, India
Friction stir welding , laser welding,
~Tom L, Production Engineer, MPLS, MN
Building up broken teeth on gears
~Frank H, Manager, Melbourne, Australia
Building of model steam trains.
~Ian H, Marketing/Sales, London, England
Brazing an engine block
~Weekend repair on farm, Tyler, TX
Titanium alloys
~Jim D, Owner operator, Glade Park, CO
Wood working
~John Todd Vassallo, Multi disciplinary designer fabricator, New glasgow, Canada

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of welding, brazing and soldering equipment?
14 answers
Answers:
Filler welding old bolt holes on the bottom hull sonar retaining ring of a submarine when replacing the sonar device with a different fixing arrangement. The metal had hardened due to the welding process and the retaining ring could not be be re-drilled to fit the new sonar in its desired position. This required consultation with the sonar and submarine designers over the next week or so to find a position which could be drilled and was compatible with the correct working of the sonar.
~Keith M, Retired, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
Yes I have seen many: Welding in unsafe conditions like damp areas, welder getting a severe electrical shock. A person tried to braze a magnesium deck lawn mower, caught it on fire and then made the fire bigger by putting water on it. Welding or soldering in poorly ventilated areas. Fumes can cause long term damage.
~Don S, Technical Support, Ypsilanti, MI
I have seen a person who had almost lost one hand through using unsafe gas equipment. This person was still using this equipment even without flashback arrestors with the potential of an explosion. They are no longer in business.
~Ian H, Marketing/Sales, London, England
Earthed tips on electric irons when doing intricate electronic work can destroy very low current devices especially static sensitive.
~Process Engineer, Near exeter, England
Integrating SAW power source of one manufacturer with control system and carriage from other manufacturer.
~Satyendra Kumar A, Director Fusion Resources, Vadodara, India
I'm sure everybody in these industries are aware and know of accidents due to the nature of the industry.
~Marlon G, Builder/Contractor, Johannesburg, South Africa
From my point of view, to weld whitout information about the material and to not respect the WPS
~Zaporojan Ovidiu Radu, Engineer, Timisoara, Romania
Some machine are aluminium inside but no work like cooper and burn when the work is hard
~Juan M, Builder/Contractor, Saltillo, Mexico
Using brake clean prior to welding gives off mustard gas and can be fatal.
~Andy D, Builder/Contractor, Young Harris, GA
Connecting the wrong way without looking at the terminals
~Woon, Faculty/Staff, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Not researching preheat and interpass heat requirements
~Tom L, Production Engineer, MPLS, MN
Peices being welded can fall apart
~Frank H, Manager, Melbourne, Australia
Welding by a gas tank on a car
~Weekend repair on farm, Tyler, TX
Not personally.
~Seen I, Project Manager, Evanston, WY

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