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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat May 13, 2017 1:23 pm

I agree completely. All I was suggesting was that we choose our jokes carefully. It's an area where I catch myself being competitive, and I have to police myself carefully to not put up something that could sound racist or otherwise potentially offensive to any of our members. Sometimes, alcohol has affected my judgement, and I've posted the inappropriate... only to see it on the page, and quickly take it down. When it's too much for the forum, I've been known to share via PM.

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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby MinnesotaDave » Sat May 13, 2017 1:40 pm

Arclight Ironworks wrote:We've jettisoned the use of 4043 for 4943 on 6xxx TIG back in 2015. Our decision was based on the net gained increase in yield/tensile strength of welded 4943, especially in fillet joints. From our perspective, the added Mg of 4943 provides a subtle edge in weld pool fluidity and wet-in during arclight. 4043 is fine and is used everyday by fabricators with excellent results. Our LWS also supports our interests and sources the 4943 in 10# stacks for us at an excellent price.

5356 and 4047 are additional weapons of choice for us, based on 5xxx, cast, and Anodized applications. Other Aluminum alloy fillers ride along for fringes for unique applications and base metal matching.

If you are unable to weld properly using 4043, 4943 will not solve your issues. Focused hood time via training, intent, and material preparation will.

Discover the industry motivation, concept of base metal dilution with welded Aluminum alloys, and comparative metallurgy properties of 4943 and 4043 at ITW - Development of Alloy 4943.


I've read other, shorter versions that appear to come from this document - I think that's an excellent write-up on 4943

Their conclusion is pretty direct in favor of 4943.

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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby MinnesotaDave » Sat May 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I agree completely. All I was suggesting was that we choose our jokes carefully. It's an area where I catch myself being competitive, and I have to police myself carefully to not put up something that could sound racist or otherwise potentially offensive to any of our members. Sometimes, alcohol has affected my judgement, and I've posted the inappropriate... only to see it on the page, and quickly take it down. When it's too much for the forum, I've been known to share via PM.

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Strictly person opinion, I find the sexual innuendo derails to be ridiculous.
Members bragging about "teaching" this stuff to young people is even worse.

I'm not saying I've always shown perfect judgement online, I'm human so clearly I haven't.
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby kiwi2wheels » Sat May 13, 2017 2:03 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:I agree completely. All I was suggesting was that we choose our jokes carefully. It's an area where I catch myself being competitive, and I have to police myself carefully to not put up something that could sound racist or otherwise potentially offensive to any of our members. Sometimes, alcohol has affected my judgement, and I've posted the inappropriate... only to see it on the page, and quickly take it down. When it's too much for the forum, I've been known to share via PM.

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I'll stick my neck out and say that the likelihood of that happening here is about the same as that of hell freezing over ! :mrgreen:
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Sat May 13, 2017 2:03 pm

Post away Olivero...you know me...I don't care. 8-)
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Sat May 13, 2017 2:07 pm

MinnesotaDave wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:I agree completely. All I was suggesting was that we choose our jokes carefully. It's an area where I catch myself being competitive, and I have to police myself carefully to not put up something that could sound racist or otherwise potentially offensive to any of our members. Sometimes, alcohol has affected my judgement, and I've posted the inappropriate... only to see it on the page, and quickly take it down. When it's too much for the forum, I've been known to share via PM.

Steve


Strictly person opinion, I find the sexual innuendo derails to be ridiculous.
Members bragging about "teaching" this stuff to young people is even worse.

I'm not saying I've always shown perfect judgement online, I'm human so clearly I haven't.

I'm not quite sure, but I have a feeling that was aimed at me.
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby PeteM » Sat May 13, 2017 2:16 pm

Does barkeepers friend polish a halo?

Cause mine is a little tarnished. And dented. At the pawn shop. :lol:
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Sat May 13, 2017 2:25 pm

PeteM wrote:Does barkeepers friend polish a halo?

Cause mine is a little tarnished. And dented. At the pawn shop. :lol:

Good question :lol: I set my halo down at a party one night and never saw it again. Nowadays, young kids are sexting dirty pics to each other and screwing the teachers...and welders who have been participants in life are the new scourge....we need a "shaking my head" emoticon.
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby PeteM » Sat May 13, 2017 2:42 pm

exnailpounder wrote:....we need a "shaking my head" emoticon.


Sorry. Thats at the pawn shop too. Old habits, ya know? :)
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

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