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Plasma Cutting – Process, Applications, Safety, Variants and Selection

31 May, 19 4:51 am · Leave A Comment · Colin Brown
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Plasma cutters are capable of cutting metals in simple and complex shapes including producing holes, bevel edges, gouging, and markings. Plasma is a cost effective and practical alternative to oxy-fuel, laser and water jet cutting processes and is used in industrial, trade and DIY applications. Plasma cutters are used in all types of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, oil/gas and arms industries.

When gas is heated to extremely high temperatures, the electrons in the gas molecules break free from the nucleus, turning the gas into plasma. Plasma cutting is carried out by directing the plasma jet through the metal.

The advantages and disadvantages of plasma cutting as compared to the other cutting processes are as follows:

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Benefits of Welding Equipment Rental

28 May, 19 2:11 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc2
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DX450 Diesel Welder

Are you unsure whether to buy your own equipment or to enter into a welding equipment rental arrangement?

Renting your welding equipment may well be the better option for your business.

There are many advantages to renting. We outlined a few of the them below.

Renting Your Welding Equipment Will Save You Money

The first thing you should take note of is that a welding equipment rental arrangement will save you a great deal of time, energy, and money.

If your budget is tight, you don’t really want to have to lay out a large percentage on equipment capital costs than necessary. 

Reduce capital costs by renting your welding fleet

It may be more convenient for you to rent your equipment on an “as needed” basis until such time as you are sure you have enough work orders to justify investing in your own. This will help you maintain a comfortable cushion of profits until the time comes when you are ready to take your business to the next level.

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Comparing Welding Equipment Rentals

16 May, 19 9:53 am · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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Are you looking for the best rates on portable welder rentals? We can fulfill your welding equipment needs. At Red-d-Arc, we offer you a wide variety of welding equipment for almost every purpose. We provide customized recommendations on each piece of equipment that we rent out.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our welding equipment rental and long term welder leasing programs. We make it our goal to offer you state-of-the-art welding tools at the most competitive rental rates.

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The Best in Welding Equipment Rentals

 

Mig Welder Rental

If you are looking for a great deal on a mig welder rental, check out our selection. Metal inert gas (MIG) welder models are great for welding indoors or in enclosed spaces. These machines use flux core wire that makes them the perfect option when welding tears or breaks on farm equipment.

However, MIG welders have plenty of other uses that make them perfect for a wide variety of other types of equipment. Keep in mind, however, that you do need a particular set of controlled conditions in order to obtain the best possible results.

We carry a variety of models, including the following:

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Induction Heating vs Other Methods

29 April, 19 4:48 am · Leave A Comment · Colin Brown
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Pre-weld and post-weld heat treating is critical for many welding operations. Without proper thermal manipulation, welds and heat affected zones can have mechanical properties that are undesirable. Worse yet, inadequate heat treatment can result in cracks and devastating weld failures. While temperature and time are the primary concerns when heat treating a weld, the heating method should also be considered diligently when selecting a process. Induction heating is one of the most popular types of heat treating methods, and rightfully so. The benefits of induction heating are many, and Red-D-Arc has the equipment you need to successfully implement an induction heat treating operation for your projects.

What is Induction Heating?

Induction heating is a heat treating process that, when used properly, can alter the mechanical properties of a weld and its adjacent base metal in a way that meets the demands of the application in which the weld is being used. Induction heating relies on the science of electromagnetism to heat the part. Induction coils are placed around the material being heat treated, and alternating current is fed through them. This alternating current going through the induction coils creates a rapidly alternating magnetic field.

The eddy currents that occur as a result of this heat the material surrounded by the coils. Magnetic materials are even more easily heated by the alternating magnetic fields.

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Welder shortage: Key is efficiency, not automation

02 April, 19 1:31 pm · Leave A Comment · Colin Brown
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Note: This article first appeared in BIC Magazine

In industry, a growing trend is the idea to use orbital welding as a solution to the mounting problem of welder shortages. It is a well-known fact there are just not enough pipeline welders to go around (no pun intended). By 2020, the American Welding Society expects the U.S. will face a shortage of 290,000 welders. Companies in other business sectors — from food service companies to banks — attempt to solve labor issues and increase efficiencies by utilizing automation to replace workers. Is automation, specifically orbital welding in this case, the way to improve operating factors and productivity?

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