In the world of metalworking, everyone is looking for a way to bring down the cost of their process. An inexpensive and relatively easy way to do so is with chemicals. Specifically, using anti-spatter chemicals for your welding consumables to prolong the life of your contact tips, nozzles, and diffusers.
When you are going from air-cooled to water-cooled welding torches, the biggest component is water. Since water is a good conductor of electricity, it does pose a threat as far as electrical hazards; whether it's to the welder itself, or to nearby workers, depending on if there is water on the floor. So when you're proposing water-cooled equipment, the maintenance is extremely important. You should be on a regular maintenance schedule. Starting from the water cooler and working our way to the torch, let's go through some steps that should be a part of your regular maintenance schedule.
When deciding on a new welding torch, value is everything. Value means you are getting the best performance, the easiest maintenance, and most comfortable usage for your competitive purchasing dollars. And when considering what value is when you’re looking at all the MIG gun options out there to try, superior design will deliver that value time and again. And if that design comes from the very same kind people who will end up using the final product, then you know you have a welding gun that was designed with the welder in mind.
It is very important to be familiar with the physical property of metals. It’s just as important to know the terms and measurements used to identify them, as well. There are three classifications of common properties – all of which are used to define metal. They are:
First off, you might want to know what the heck surfacing is? Surfacing is the process of rebuilding and/or protecting metals by adding metal alloys or ceramics. These materials can be applied to a metal as either a powder or a solid. Surfacing might seem like a needless, time-consuming task when you want to just grab your gun and weld, but it has some real advantages. Surfacing a part using a metal alloy or other material can: