I have used induction heating my whole career. It has been both fascinating and frustrating.
- Post Date: June 18, 2021
Today I had the pleasure of speaking to a local breakfast club. Normally my talks are technical in nature and best suited for engineering types. I suspected this crowd had different tastes. So I took to opportunity to wax nostalgic and talk about how the combination of Houston and robotics have given me a career which I have thoroughly enjoyed for over 40 years.
Eight is (much) greater than six when it comes to robot axes. In this episode, we showcase how a two-axis part positioner with coordinated motion will allow your six-axis robot to do things no human can.
Regular viewers of Weld of The Week seem to enjoy both cutting-edge as well as older technology. This episode showcases an odd old technique. I would like to read your comments if you are familiar with it.
I have made a good living building machines that make welded coatings on a variety of parts around the world. Welding creates strong metallurgical bonds between the coating and the part. But there is another way: thermal spray.
No other arc welding process allows you to make full penetration welds on a variety of metals up to 3/8” thick without a bevel and without filler material. The arc punches through the part creating the “keyhole”, molten metal fills behind the arc making narrow deep weld through the entire section.