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International Conference on Welding Technology | Additive Manufacturing is Propelling the Next Generation of Space Exploration

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  Additive Manufacturing is Propelling the Next Generation of Space Exploration What do I think about space exploration? If you ask me that question and get me started on that topic, I probably won’t be able to stop. Since the new space race has begun, we are starting to see “new space” companies pop up that are basically tech startups: highly motivated, enthusiastic, driven individuals who are committed to their mission and will do “what’s right” to achieve their goals. Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is a tool they can use to help achieve their goals. For metallic components on spacecraft or even on the launch pad, AM is, simply put, propelling the next generation of space exploration. In the last few years, we have seen tremendous success in the public and private space exploration industry. The legendary William Shatner (Captain Kirk of “Star Trek” fame) took a ride on Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle when he was 90, becoming the oldest person to go to space. SpaceX’s

International Conference on Welding Technology

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  Deadshot Welding and Repair offers craftmanship to region Matt Craycraft comes from a long line of craftsmen. Today, the 24-year-old Coleman man owns and operates his own welding business. Deadshot Welding and Repair is located at 9505 N. East Isabella County Line Road, Coleman. Deadshot provides metal welding and repair services throughout the central Michigan area, from Mount Pleasant and Lake to Gladwin and Freeland. Craycraft worked at Iron Workers Local 25 for two years before operating Deadshot in a full-time capacity. There were difficulties at first for the business, especially starting during the pandemic in 2020. Craycraft began the business in his dad’s woodshop before building a 10x12-foot shed on his dad’s property in Coleman. Craycraft’s father, Tom Craycraft II, was a carpenter for 24 years and his grandfather, Tom Craycraft, was a building inspector down state for 15 years. Growing up in a family of woodworkers, Matt is recognized as the metal worker of the family. Ma

International Conference on Welding Technology

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China Factory Fire That Killed 38 Caused By "Illegal Welding" Beijing:  Thirty-eight people were killed and two were injured in a fire at a factory in central China, state media said Tuesday, with authorities blaming workers for illegal welding. The fire broke out at a plant in Anyang City in Henan Province on Monday afternoon, news agency Xinhua reported. Rescue services first received reports of a fire at 4:22 pm (0822 GMT) at Anyang Kaixinda Trading Co., Ltd, according to state media. "After receiving the alarm, the municipal fire rescue detachment immediately dispatched forces to the scene," state broadcaster CCTV said. It added that the fire was extinguished by around 11 pm local time. Footage from the scene shared by CCTV showed thick plumes of black smoke from the fire, with at least two trucks in position to battle the flames. In addition to the dead, two were sent to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the state-run People's Daily sai

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  American Friction Welding expands capacity with new 50-ton friction welding center   American Friction Welding has installed a new Thompson 50-ton rotary friction welding center at its facility in Waukesha, Wis., to expand capacity and provide manufacturing redundancy and scheduling flexibility. The center features enhanced technology with rate control and forge collapse capability to help ensure weld repeatability and maintain length tolerances. The new equipment, the company’s 17th high-precision friction welding center, will primarily serve the automotive and electric vehicle market. AFW provides bi-metallic friction welding of dissimilar metals and near-net-shape parts using direct-drive rotary friction welding.     International Conference on Welding Technology Visit Our Website: https://welding-conferences.sciencefather.com/  More Details: Abstract Submission - https://x-i.me/wtcvish1 Award Nomination - https://x-i.me/wtavish2   Blogger: https:/

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  Consumables Corner: Preheat and interpass temperatures defined in welding, Part I                     We certainly can, and we’ll take a little deeper look at how these welding variables affect weld and base material properties. Let's start with the basic definitions of these terms: Preheat temperature is the base material’s minimum required temperature immediately before any arc can be struck or applied to the weld joint. This includes welding, tack welding, or carbon arc gouging. Interpass temperature is the minimum or maximum allowed temperature measured immediately before the next arc is struck in the weld joint. Defining these terms is the simple part. Interpreting "how" and "when" is where it can get confusing. Preheat temperature is straightforward and defined by many welding codes. The welding procedure specification (WPS) should list, if required, the minimum required preheat temperature for the applicable weld joints. The best way to

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  Taking aluminum welding to the next level   A framed collage hangs on the wall near a desk occupied by Matt Marty, president of CMC of Georgia and grandson of the company founder. The fabricator has been in business for more than a century, and the collage shows the company’s handiwork over the years. One image shows a custom-fabricated cab for a 1940s-era crane. At that point, the fabricator had already been in business for more than 30 years. Today, the 60-employee company fabricates a variety of work, including parts for commercial mowers (think golf courses and sod farms) as well as packaging equipment and specialty parts for the oil fields. That said, custom cabs still make up a significant portion of CMC’s revenue. “We fit in the lower-volume end of the custom-cab business,” Marty said, adding that its bread-and-butter orders involve five to eight cabs a month. Next time you board a plane, check out the vehicles—for fuel, baggage handling, de-icing, and other sp