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Advanced Welding Processes : New Manufacturing Processes and Materials - John Norrish

Advanced Welding Processes

New Manufacturing Processes and Materials

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1992
ISBN: 9780852743256
Number Of Pages: 375

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Welding has traditionally been regarded as a craft rather than a technological manufacturing process. This reputation has not been helped by the dependence of conventional joining techniques on highly skilled manual operators and the relatively high cost of certain welding processes. Developments in recent welding technology have been devoted to an improved understanding of the basic welding processes. This manual provides an overview of common production welding processes, discussing recent developments and covering electronic power regulation, computer control, automation and process monitoring. The text indicates how advances in welding technology may be used to increase cost effective joints of appropriate quality.

Series Editors' Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
An Introduction to Welding Processesp. 1
Conventional welding processesp. 3
Advanced Process Development Trendsp. 19
Safety and environmental factorsp. 25
Skill and training requirementsp. 25
Areas for developmentp. 26
Process application trendsp. 26
Welding Power Source Technologyp. 33
Basic power source requirementsp. 33
Conventional power source designsp. 34
Electronic power regulation systemsp. 39
Output level, sequence and function controlp. 50
Practical implications of electronic power regulation and controlp. 54
Filler Materials for Arc Weldingp. 57
MMA consumablesp. 57
Submerged arc welding consumablesp. 59
Filler wires for GMAW and FCAWp. 61
Gases for Advanced Welding Processesp. 75
Shielding gases for arc welding processesp. 75
Gases for laser weldingp. 92
Advanced GTAWp. 95
Process developmentsp. 95
Process variantsp. 101
Control of GTAW and related processesp. 118
Gas Metal Arc Weldingp. 131
Metal transfer in GMAWp. 131
The physics of metal transferp. 143
Summary: metal transfer phenomenap. 147
Control of conventional GMAWp. 147
Summary: process controlp. 155
Recent developments in the GMAW processp. 155
High Energy Density Processesp. 175
Plasma keyhole weldingp. 177
Laser weldingp. 185
Electron beam weldingp. 199
Narrow-gap Welding Techniquesp. 209
Principles and features of narrow-gap weldingp. 209
Narrow-gap welding processesp. 211
Monitoring and Control of Welding Processesp. 227
Manual control techniquesp. 228
Monitoringp. 238
Automatic control techniquesp. 262
Welding Automation and Roboticsp. 285
Automation optionsp. 286
Simple mechanizationp. 287
Dedicated and special-purpose automationp. 293
Robotic weldingp. 298
Modular automationp. 318
Programmable controlp. 319
Remote-control slave and automatic systemsp. 321
Advances in welding automationp. 324
Evaluation and justification of automated weldingp. 331
Appendicesp. 337
Referencesp. 357
Indexp. 373
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780852743256
ISBN-10: 0852743254
Series: New Manufacturing Processes and Materials
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 375
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.74