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PWL#101B - Resources on Welding Process Comparison, Cost Reduction, Selection, Competition,Joint Req
January 15, 2012
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PWL#101B - Resources on Welding Process Comparison, Cost Reduction, Selection, Competition, Joint Requirements, Waste Reduction, Accessory Equipment, Economics, Optimization, record keeping, analyzing performance, real consumable costs, redesign for economy, automation, robotics, Ship Cost Reduction and much more...
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A longtime PWL Reader who contributed a few interesting articles in the past, spurred by a question of the recent Questionnaire (See: PWL#100), kindly suggested to dedicate some more space to:
Process Comparison and Cost Reduction Articles
The result is the present Mid Month Bulletin No. 69, issue 101B of Practical Welding Letter for Mid January 2012. I hope this list provides useful guidance to readers in search of solutions, and also an encouragement to other readers to take the initiative to suggest new subjects of interest to them.
One should accept the obvious fact that, by ignoring the real costs incurred in any fabrication, including welding operations, it is impossible to pin down waste and reduce it.
Cost Estimate should be done before launching any production line, to get the baseline against which to compare actual costs. This will give a measure of the real performance and of the achievable improvements.
It appears that the search for waste is not the first and foremost priority of most of Managements. It is a pity that the task of looking for and reducing waste is looked at with fear and distrust.
See also the page on Welding Cost Estimate.
I am pleased to give here advance notice of an article, to be published in the next issue PWL#102, titled Process Optimization & Innovation, of my friend Naddir M. Patel of
He is an Expert with a proven history of successful performance improvement in fabrication environments. He can be contacted for consultancy and help through his website given above.
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Welding Process Comparison Study (11 pages)
Plastic Joining: Process Comparison
Resources on Welding Economics
Characterization of Automotive Steel Sheets (6 pages)
Process Comparison (PAW - EBW - LBW)
Friction Welding Comparison
Dimension™ NT 450 Competitive Comparison
Tandem MIG Process
Experimental comparison of mig and friction stir welding processes
Comparison between AC and MF-DC resistance spot welding
Weld Procedure Variables Comparison Sheet for Structural Steel Codes (5 pages)
Comparing flash and butt welding
Welding Process Effects in Weldability Testing of Steels
Welding on the Farm: Selecting a Welding Unit
Comparison of orbital and linear vibration welding of thermoplastics.
Remote welding impacts auto manufacture
The welding process impact on residual stress and distortion
Process Selection for Welding
Reducing Your Welding Costs
Cost Reduction (GCR)
EBTEC Achieves Significant Cost Saving in Joint Strike Fighter
One Million Dollar Cost Reduction for Field Pipe Line Welding Crew.
TIP TIG welding is 100 to 500% faster than TIG
Estimating Total Welding Costs
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Choosing the Right Consumables to Reduce Welding
Cost (4 pages)
Cost Reduction Solutions
Automated welding for job shops
Hybrid laser welding of pipes and the cost effectiveness
Practical Applications for Hybrid Laser Welding
Fixtures and Integration for Robotic and Automated Welding
Documents for Ship Cost Reduction Study Guide
Cost Reductions and Product Consistency Improvements Using
Spot Welding: Still in the Driver's Seat
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