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Advances in welding technology continue to create efficiencies for the businesses who adopt them. Applying best practices help ensure weld quality and efficiency.

Welding Quality Assurance & Quality Control Processes

16 December, 19 3:28 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance (QA) is a set of defined processes for systematic monitoring and evaluation to assure product quality.

Quality Control

Quality Control (QC) is the process of confirming that the product meets the specifications. It includes the checking and testing of manufacturing procedures as well as the final products. The results from these tests are compared with a set of defined acceptance criteria. By carrying out QC testing during manufacturing, defects can be identified in a timely manner, allowing for the product flaw to be rectified and if required, adjustments to be made in the manufacturing process to prevent further defective output.

In welding, QA/QC plays a vital role in ensuring sound and reliable welds are produced and in minimizing rework.
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Choosing The Right Welder For Building a BBQ Smoker

30 August, 19 3:58 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Best welder for building a bar-b-que smoker

There may only be one thing better than eating delicious barbecue cooked slow and low on a smoker, and that is eating some delicious barbecue that you cooked slow and low on the barbecue smoker that you made. Making barbecue smokers has long been a favorite hobby of backyard cooks and professional pitmasters alike.
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New Welder Technology: ArcReach Technology

18 July, 19 9:36 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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ex360 fieldpro rental welder with arc reach

EX360 FieldPro Multi-process Welder

ArcReach® technology is an investment that results in a lot of time saved during welding operations.  With most welding equipment the operator needs to walk back and forth to adjust output voltage – sometimes over hundreds of feet – multiple times during a job. This results in hundreds of wasted hours and thousands of lost dollars over the course of a large project.

ArcReach technology enables welders to adjust the voltage settings right at the point of welding

ArcReach technology enables welders to adjust the voltage settings right at the point of welding instead of walking all the way to the power source and back.  Even worse, if the voltage settings are “just good enough”, the operator might not bother making the trip, resulting in lower quality welds.
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What are the differences between types of tungsten electrodes?

15 July, 19 12:57 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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To begin with, different electrodes have different colored bands that are used to identify them.  However, there are several other important differences to consider when selecting a tungsten.  Here some of the various types with the respective characteristics:
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9 Tips to Help Prevent Wire Feed Problems in MIG and Flux-Cored Welding

15 July, 19 12:49 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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How do I prevent wire feeding problems when using the MIG welding (GMAW) or flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) process?
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