From: "Scott A Jensen/SAJ5/CC01/INEEL/US" <SAJ5(--nospam--at)inel.gov>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 12:48:04 -0600
The following is a quote from another engineer who researched the same
question for our design group. "AWS D1.1 limits the use of short circuit
welding to very thin material (say less than 3/16" thick). Short circuit
welding is not really appropriate formost structural type welding."
"Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> on 06/14/2001 11:08:47 AM
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Subject: Q: Short Circuit Transfer for GMAW
I am reviewing a set of notes on an existing structural drawing (I like to
look at what other engineers have felt were important to include in the
general notes. I nearly always learn something).
I have come across one that has me puzzled: "Short circuit transfer for
the Gas Metal Arc Welding process is not permitted."
Now, I'm no expert on the GMAW method, but I thought this was just one of
two or three GMAW methods that are commonly used. Can anyone tell me why
it should be excluded from consideration? A perusal of the AWS Handbook on
this topic told me nothing that I could possibly construe as a problem
with this particular GMAW method.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
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