A process of gas metal-arc welding in a thermally ionized gas is described in which the filler metal is fed along the axis of a plasma stream to the workpiece. Two of the most important electrode arrangements that can be employed with this process are discussed. The electrical properties and the flexibility of gas metal-arc and plasma-GMA welding are compared. Data on deposition rate, welding, speed, penetration and wetting-in are determined. Finally, a number of possible applications and some already achieved are described.

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    American Welding Society

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  • Authors:
    • Essers, W G
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 394-400
  • Serial:
    • Welding Journal
    • Volume: 55
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Welding Society
    • ISSN: 0043-2296

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM