<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1375502069172378&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Jeff Henderson

Jeff Henderson is Key Accounts Manager for ABICOR BINZEL USA.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

Comparing Weld Inspection Methods

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Oct 12, 2020 9:41:00 AM

No matter how good your welding process is, weld defects are inevitable. Inspection ensures those defects are caught and fixed before your product goes out the door. Leaving this unaddressed can lead to customer issues, premature product failure, and a lot of other avoidable mistakes. In my experience, I have seen a number of issues impact welding. One of my most memorable experiences was during my time at Tower. We would always run into inconsistency in parts which caused a frenzy in figuring out the reasoning why. We'd argue with our internal and external stamping supplies, have holes and trimmed edges that would move or change, and spend countless hours on the robot cells touching up welds here and there. This lead to many different quality issues and wasted time chasing down and troubleshooting these inconsistencies. 

Topics: Robotic Welding, Automation, Weld Inspection

Understanding Porosity in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jul 22, 2020 9:40:00 AM

Porosity is the bane of existence in robotic welding.

It happens. You don’t know where it comes from all the time, or how it’s happening, and you spend days or even weeks troubleshooting to figure it out.

We’ve all been there.

Topics: Robotic Welding

Solving Welding Burnbacks in Robotic Applications

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jul 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM

A burnback in welding is when your wire burns back and sticks itself to your contact tip. There are several reasons this can happen. The most primary causes of burnbacks in a robotic application include:

Topics: Robotic Welding

Robotic Welding Galvanized Steel

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Jun 23, 2020 8:55:00 AM

Galvanized has become increasingly popular in the automotive manufacturing space as a corrosion resistant coating on steels. Mainly, it's put on there in a hot dip fashion where you're actually dipping the material in molten zinc and coating it that way. There's electro plating and galvanneal plating also. 

Topics: Robotic Welding

Conquering Weld Spatter in Robotic Welding

Posted by Jeff Henderson on May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When I used to teach robotic welding misconceptions, I used to try to clear up to people:

Spatter is weld wire.

Many manufacturing engineers are under the impression that spatter is the puddle exploding. That is true to a point, but where the misconception often comes in play is the thinking that the source of spatter is the base metal, which it is not. Really, spatter comes from the filter metal.

Topics: Robotic Welding

How to Test Welding Contact Tips

Posted by Jeff Henderson on Apr 21, 2020 9:33:00 AM

When evaluating the cost of your welding operation, it is important to consider the low-cost items that stack up over time; like your consumables, and more specifically, your contact tips.

Topics: Welding Consumables