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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby MosquitoMoto » Wed May 17, 2017 6:54 am

Some lovely work showing up here lately guys.

You people have skills to be truly proud of.




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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby BigD » Sun May 21, 2017 10:03 pm

Nothing particularly nice or even TIG but I wanted to post here to ask you guys: after learning, becoming comfortable with TIG and only doing that for a while, did anyone else find their MIG technique changed? I'm finding that on 1/8" and thinner sheet metal, I'm MIGing like TIG, in that I'm stacking hot tack welds. I find it lets me use a lot more heat without flooding in a pile of wire to keep from overheating the joint. Ends up giving me a nice flat bead profile with piles of penetration and low heatsoak. In the pic below, the two fresh pieces are joined with a few continuous runs but the rest is all this approach I described above.

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby AndersK » Mon May 22, 2017 11:48 am

Trying a different way of mitering for the first time.
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3mm 6063 welded with 3/32 4043 filler and 125 amps torch switch only, 150 Hz and 35% EP

Little grainy but I just wiped off the Sharpie lines with acetone, no other cleaning.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby LtBadd » Mon May 22, 2017 2:17 pm

AndersK wrote:Trying a different way of mitering for the first time.
3mm 6063 welded with 3/32 4043 filler and 125 amps torch switch only, 150 Hz and 35% EP

Little grainy but I just wiped off the Sharpie lines with acetone, no other cleaning.

Nice fab work!
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby AndersK » Mon May 22, 2017 3:38 pm

Thx Richard

Here it is done with styro-foam cladding
Will be used for noise supression of a pump.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Coldman » Mon May 22, 2017 4:14 pm

I've never observed any noise suppression by styrofoam. If anything it seems to make it worse. I don't understand why.


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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby motox » Mon May 22, 2017 5:49 pm

Anders
any reason for the different miter patterns?
looks cool though i must admit.
styrofoam (expanded) like you might find in a togo coffee cup
is mostly air which is a good conductor of sound.
to truly deaden you will need a dense material,
suspended between the inside and outside surfaces. even
better install a soft foam material inside surface to remove the echo
factor.
hope this makes some sense...lol
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby exnailpounder » Mon May 22, 2017 9:27 pm

AndersK wrote:Thx Richard

Here it is done with styro-foam cladding
Will be used for noise supression of a pump.
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Nice job...cool miters
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby AndersK » Tue May 23, 2017 4:23 am

Yeah, I know there are better materials to use but this will do for now.

No reason for the miter pattern other than for the look. Just wanted to try it out on something even if it was overkill in this case :mrgreen:

Adds a lot of strength though compared to miter two and just drop down the third leg. Maybe stress relief is a better wording.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Otto Nobedder » Tue May 23, 2017 7:36 pm

MosquitoMoto wrote:Some lovely work showing up here lately guys.

You people have skills to be truly proud of.

Moz


...Must be time for me to post some of my epic fails, again...

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