Trained to fight side-by-side against a common enemy, some vets and soon-to-be veterans are now being trained to fabricate and work metal, learning skills for a new fight: Life after war.
There’s more to effective press brake automation than robots and programs. You have to start with a tool concept that doesn’t require a human to adjust and compensate for the limitations of a mindless machine.
In-bore welding uses high-powered optics and snake-arm robotics.
E6010 electrodes, one of the basics for pipe and plate stick welding, are old standbys that are easily handled by industrial transformer-type welding machines. But the new generation of portable inverter-type machines donâ€™t always handle them well. An industry expert tells the 6010 story and explains what to look for in an inverter welder for this penetrating electrode.