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Manual welding during skilled welding shortage

Is Automation a Solution to the Skilled Welder Shortage?

By Orbital Welding, Training No Comments

The manufacturing industry is facing an unprecedented shortage of skilled welders. The aging workforce of skilled welders and a growing trend among millennials to choose career options away from manual labor have reduced the number of new welders entering the industry.  Investing in welding technology and deploying automation solutions can…

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inconel pipe

How to Weld Inconel Pipe with GTAW Orbital

By Orbital Welding, Pipe Welding No Comments

Only a few materials perform well in extreme manufacturing conditions. Inconel is one of those extraordinary materials. Although slightly more expensive, Inconel is a preferred material across wide-ranging industries that include nuclear, aerospace, power generation, and chemical processing plants. With high-quality welds, Inconel pipe can prevent leaks and provide corrosion…

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A cryogenic tank at a life sciences laboratory

Cryogenic Tank Welding: Critical Production for Energy, Industry, and Medicine

By Orbital Welding No Comments

Extremely low temperatures between -150°C to -273°C set specific requirements for the materials used in cryogenic welding. Manufacturers need to be aware of the cryogenic properties of metals to determine their suitability to withstand low temperatures. Several metals that are ductile at room temperatures become brittle at cryogenic temperatures, which…

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2205 duplex stainless steel welding

Maintaining Duplex Stainless Steel Welding Quality

By Orbital Welding, Stainless Steel No Comments

Duplex stainless steel is an alloy of steel with two-phase microstructures and an equal proportion of austenite and ferrite. These special materials capture the benefit of both austenitic and ferritic stainless steel grades and provide excellent strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. And these properties have also made duplex stainless steel…

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Tig pipe welding

TIG Pipe Welding: Overcoming the Challenges With Automation

By Orbital Welding, Pipe Welding No Comments

As the scale of global pipeline construction continues to increase, industries are looking for advanced and effective ways to ensure pipe welds meet and exceed standards while providing a longer service life. But overcoming pipe welding challenges—such heavy wall welding, welding in curved areas, and ensuring proper alignment in the…

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