Accession Number : AD0712364

Title :   PULSED-CURRENT ARC WELDING PROCESSES,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO DEFENSE METALS INFORMATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Vagi,J. J. ; Mishler,H. W. ; Randall,M. D.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Pulsed-current is used primarily with the gas tungsten-arc and gas metal-arc welding processes and, to a limited degree, with plasma-arc welding. The pulsed-current arc welding processes employ two levels of welding current instead of the single level that is used conventionally. Welding current is, in effect, switched between a high and a low level to produce a 'pulsating' current or welding arc. Pulsed-current processes offer important advantages, including, among others, improved control of welding heat input rates, reduced distortion of the parts during welding, improved weld quality, and improved control of weld metal deposition in all welding positions. Pulsed-current gas tungsten-arc (PC-GTA) and pulsed-current gas metal-arc (PC-GMA) welding processes have been used for joining a variety of materials, including some that are often considered difficult-to-weld materials. The memorandum reviews the available literature that has been published on pulsed-current arc welding processes. In addition, information was obtained from numerous representatives of pulsed-current equipment manufacturers and users. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARC WELDING, PULSES), REVIEWS, PULSE GENERATORS, POWER SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE