2205 duplex stainless steel welding

Maintaining Duplex Stainless Steel Welding Quality

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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

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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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ferritic vs austenitic vs martensitic stainless steel

Understanding Ferritic vs Austenitic vs Martensitic Stainless Steel

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Industries have trusted stainless steel to ensure strength and corrosion resistance in their metal structures. However, the term “stainless steel” does not communicate the range of properties offered by this diverse metal. To better communicate its variation, stainless steel can be classified as either ferritic, austenitic, and martensitic stainless steel. …

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Ferritic vs. Austenitic Stainless Steels in Welding: Understanding the Differences

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When choosing materials, industries look for metals that will maximize the benefits of their investment. Stainless steel is a popular and cost-efficient solution for operations that require characteristics like corrosion and temperature resistance in addition to strength and durability. However, the exact attributes that stainless steel provides will vary depending…

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how to minimize heat distortion welding

Minimize Heat Distortion in Welding With Orbital Welding and Automation

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When discussing the challenges in welding, any welder will describe the constant struggle with heat distortion. While some metals exhibit less distortion, metals like stainless steel can be particularly tricky. This distortion not only causes the welded component to have an unpleasant appearance but compromises its structural strength. While industries…

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Maximizing the Weldability of Stainless Steel with Orbital Welding

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Stainless steel has firmly established itself as an industry favorite for applications that range from automotive to electrical appliances to medical equipment. Due to its strength and corrosion resistance, manufacturers prefer stainless steel for many heavy-duty applications and applications that require sanitary conditions. Despite its benefits, though, stainless steel is…

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