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Process modification in gas metal arc welding for enhanced performance

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In recent years a number of variants of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) have been developed in an attempt to improve the

    performance and productivity of the process. The advent of cost effective electronic power sources has enabled additional

    process improvements to be made to the functionality and ease of operation of GMAW. With such a wide range of options now available it is timely to review the developments and assess the potential advantages and limitations of available systems. Since new commercial process modifications seem to be introduced on a regular basis any comprehensive review of all these variants would be quickly superseded and the only way for potential users to assess the options objectively is to understand the basic physical principles of GMAW. The paper discusses these underlying principles and the main groups of GMAW process developments and attempt to clarify their features.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Norrish, J. (2013). Process modification in gas metal arc welding for enhanced performance. Australasian Welding Journal - Welding Research Supplement, 58 (First Quarter), 33-38.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1528

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 38

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • First Quarter

Abstract


  • In recent years a number of variants of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) have been developed in an attempt to improve the

    performance and productivity of the process. The advent of cost effective electronic power sources has enabled additional

    process improvements to be made to the functionality and ease of operation of GMAW. With such a wide range of options now available it is timely to review the developments and assess the potential advantages and limitations of available systems. Since new commercial process modifications seem to be introduced on a regular basis any comprehensive review of all these variants would be quickly superseded and the only way for potential users to assess the options objectively is to understand the basic physical principles of GMAW. The paper discusses these underlying principles and the main groups of GMAW process developments and attempt to clarify their features.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Norrish, J. (2013). Process modification in gas metal arc welding for enhanced performance. Australasian Welding Journal - Welding Research Supplement, 58 (First Quarter), 33-38.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1528

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 38

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • First Quarter