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Postby WildWestWelder » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:09 pm

I was just wondering if there are any specialized, high tech machines/power supplies used by TIG welders for doing critical work for aerospace, nuclear etc. or do they all use what we use such as Miller, Lincoln etc.
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Re: High tech machines

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:15 pm

Most are just standard machines-mostly Miller and Lincoln. Some stuff requires full room or bubble purge and 200% pure argon. I know some tig welding in the industry is done remotely with a robot with no human in the room to eleiminate any extra gases or crap from getting in.
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Re: High tech machines

Postby PeteM » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:22 pm

I had a brief conversation once with a guy from Seattle that welds the fuel lines for Boeing. He said that they do use some specialized tig equipment, but we didn't get to the part of the whats and stuff, as I had to get off of the streetcar.
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Re: High tech machines

Postby Oscar » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:23 am

What machines they use will vary depending on what part of the world you're in. I wouldn't doubt in Europe you see a lot of ESAB, Fronius, Air Liquide, Kemppi, EWM, etc, and not as much Lincoln/Miller.
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Re: High tech machines

Postby Poland308 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:34 am

I would guess it's some kind of orbital machine.
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Re: High tech machines

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:23 am

The machines for manual welding will be the same things available to us commercially. What may be different lies in the process. Study, for example superiorwelding when he works in a purge chamber. The entire part he's working on is enclosed in an inert-gas envelope.

You'll also see such things as trailing cups, designed to keep the gas shield over the hot metal longer.

These are the differences, not the machines or their capabilities.

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Re: High tech machines

Postby exnailpounder » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:40 am

Farmwelding wrote:Most are just standard machines-mostly Miller and Lincoln. Some stuff requires full room or bubble purge and 200% pure argon. I know some tig welding in the industry is done remotely with a robot with no human in the room to eleiminate any extra gases or crap from getting in.

What is 200% argon? Fatfingers! :lol:
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Re: High tech machines

Postby Oscar » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:46 am

exnailpounder wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:Most are just standard machines-mostly Miller and Lincoln. Some stuff requires full room or bubble purge and 200% pure argon. I know some tig welding in the industry is done remotely with a robot with no human in the room to eleiminate any extra gases or crap from getting in.

What is 200% argon? Fatfingers! :lol:


means you easily use up at least twice as much argon than one normally would, lol.
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Re: High tech machines

Postby Farmwelding » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:02 am

exnailpounder wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:Most are just standard machines-mostly Miller and Lincoln. Some stuff requires full room or bubble purge and 200% pure argon. I know some tig welding in the industry is done remotely with a robot with no human in the room to eleiminate any extra gases or crap from getting in.

What is 200% argon? Fatfingers! :lol:

No Jeff, it was intentional. I was showing how absolutely pure the argon is that they have to use. Absolutely nothing else-more like a figure of speech
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Re: High tech machines

Postby exnailpounder » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:14 pm

Farmwelding wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:
Farmwelding wrote:Most are just standard machines-mostly Miller and Lincoln. Some stuff requires full room or bubble purge and 200% pure argon. I know some tig welding in the industry is done remotely with a robot with no human in the room to eleiminate any extra gases or crap from getting in.

What is 200% argon? Fatfingers! :lol:

No Jeff, it was intentional. I was showing how absolutely pure the argon is that they have to use. Absolutely nothing else-more like a figure of speech

Gotcha. Sounds like you need a little poontang :lol:
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