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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

How to Correctly Grind Tungsten Electrodes and Stay Safe Doing It

Posted by José Antonio Camacho on Aug 19, 2019 9:57:00 AM

GTAW, or TIG welding as the American Welding Society officially calls it, is a welding process where the joining of metals occurs through the electric arc established between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the base material, both protected in the welding zone, for an atmosphere of inert gas.

Topics: TIG Torches

3 Things You Need to Successfully Weld with Aluminum

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you know welding, then you know, one of the more complicated types of materials to work with is aluminum. Preparation, wire feeding, and shielding gas play a big role in successfully welding with aluminum.

Topics: Aluminum Welding

BINZEL BASICS: Plasma Welding

Posted by Steve Milner on Jul 26, 2019 7:40:43 AM

What is Plasma Welding?
 
Plasma’ is the fourth state of Matter.

Topics: Plasma Welding, arc control, protected electrode, plasma process, arc transfer, PAW

MIG Gun Liner Types & Best Practices

Posted by Paul Pfingston on Jul 22, 2019 9:57:00 AM

In today’s environment it is absolutely critical to minimize downtime and operate in the most efficient manner. Reasons for downtime are many and varied, particularly in the welding fabrication field. Grounding problems, gas leaks, contaminated material, machinery malfunction and worn components represent a few of the many issues confronted. In MIG welding, one of the most frustrating is wire feed problems and MIG gun liner issues in general.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches, Welding Consumables

Understanding MIG Welding Nozzles

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Jul 19, 2019 3:30:00 PM

With your MIG gun you have a variety of welding nozzle designs to choose from, and sometimes the decision on which to choose is not always clear.

Topics: Welding Consumables

Understanding Contact Tips for MIG Welding

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jul 19, 2019 2:49:11 PM

Welding contact tips are highly misunderstood components in a MIG gun setup. Choosing the correct contact tip for your welding application and understanding how to keep it performing at its best are just as critical as anything else needed to produce a quality weld.

Topics: Welding Consumables

Replacement MIG Guns: 3 Considerations to Make When Buying

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Jul 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When it comes time to replace your MIG gun, you may think it’s as simple as going to the store and buying the same one you’ve used in the past; but is that really the case? Besides the obvious; amperage, wire type, air-cooled or water-cooled, what should you be thinking about when buying a replacement MIG gun?

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

What Should I Know Before Buying a Torch Cleaning Station?

Posted by Robin Reips on Jul 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Even if you are already convinced of the advantages of a torch cleaning station, there are still some important things to consider before you buy. With the right choice of torch cleaning station, you can optimize your welding process without welding spatter being an issue.

Topics: Robotic Welding

BINZEL BASICS: Fume Extraction at Source

Posted by Danny Seddon on Jun 28, 2019 6:11:28 AM

Every welding job generates fume or smoke that can be hazardous if inhaled. Whether you're welding mild or stainless steel, there is only one effective solution for maximum health protection....Extraction at source!!

Topics: Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches, MIG/MAG, mig welding torch

MIG Gun Options That Boost Productivity

Posted by Dave Detmer on Jun 18, 2019 8:10:00 AM

When you’re running a shop day to day or looking at solutions that can save you time and get you running more efficient, knowledge is power. Knowing what options are out there that can fit your welding operation’s unique needs can go a long way to getting your production floor at that optimal level of being productive, cost-effective, convenient, and comfortable.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches