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MIG welding guide

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MIG welding guide

Edited by K Weman, G Lindén

ISBN 1 85573 947 X
Pages 320

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) also referred to as MIG (metal inert gas) is one of the key processes in industrial manufacturing. MIG welding guide provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand coverage of this widely used process. The reader is presented with a variety of topics from the choice of shielding gases, filler materials, welding equipment and lots of practical advice. The book provides an overview of new developments in various processes such as: flux cored arc welding; new high productive methods; pulsed MIG welding; MIG-brazing; robotic welding applications and occupational health and safety. This is essential reading for welding engineers, production engineers, designers and all those involved in industrial manufacturing.

Part 1 Technologies: The MIG welding process; Equipment for MIG welding; Shielding gases in MIG welding; Consumables in MIG welding; Flux cored arc welding; Pulsed MIG welding; MIG brazing. Part 2 Quality and safety issues: Improving productivity in MIG/MAG welding; Assessing weld quality in MIG welding; Occupational health and safety in MIG welding; Reducing costs in MIG welding. Part 3 Applications: MIG welding of uncoated and surface coated steel; MIG welding of stainless steel; MIG welding of aluminium and aluminium alloys; Robotic equipment for MIG welding; Optimising the use of robotic MIG welding; Automotive applications of robotic MIG welding; Heavy vehicle applications of robotic MIG welding.