In comparison to metal arc welding, the high deposition rate is the reason for universal use. It is now possible to weld in all positions and on all material thicknesses ranging from sheet metal to heavy plate metal in the short-arc and spray-arc range. Consumable costs are saved by the use of two or a maximum of three wire sizes and a high efficiency of 95%. Electricity costs are lowered nearly 50%. In addition, various welding processes are discussed by comparing the MAG with the metal arc process and the applied shielding gases.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IIW Public Session and Metals Technology Conference, in Sydney, Australia, August 21-28, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Institute of Welding

  • Authors:
    • Pomaska, H U
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BSession 16, Paper 2Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM