Electro-Slag Welding (ESW) of Steels

Electro-slag welding is a primary method for cast weld assemblies of heavy sections since one of the key characteristics is its suitably high deposition rate.
Some key advantages include a single pass process, weld symmetry, high welding speed, simple joint preparation and low flux composition. Continue reading

Electro-Slag Welding (ESW) of Titanium Alloys: Part Two

Due to its well-known superior strength to weight ratios, titanium has become a more and more critical material choice in aerospace applications which require heavy loading.
Due to titanium’s high chemical activity welding can be a real challenge but to overcome this, new technologies are being developed which uses the slag pool and argon to shield the weld site from interstitial element contamination. Continue reading

Orbital Welding

Orbital welding is a relatively new welding technology which was developed in the 1960’s to help the aerospace and nuclear power industries attain a higher level and control over precision welding operations for more reliable components.
Since its introduction, orbital welding has its application in many key areas including boiler tube installation, the food industry, offshore applications and the pharmaceutical industry.

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