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The influence of copper content of welding wires on the fume formation rates in gas metal arc welding of steel
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • N Bothma, University of Wollongong
  • B J Monaghan, University of Wollongong
  • J Norrish, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
43591
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publication Details

Bothma, N., Monaghan, B. J. & Norrish, J. (2011). The influence of copper content of welding wires on the fume formation rates in gas metal arc welding of steel. 6th Asian Pacific IIW International Congress and 56th WTIA Annual Conference (p. S401).

Abstract
Increases in Fume Formation Rates (FFR) of welding wires have been attributed to the fact that wires are copper coated. Instability during the welding process can have an influence on the FFR. The University of Wollongong has developed an auto control mechanism that will minimise the influence of the instability and this could be applied to more accurately determine the FFR of welding wires in the "drop-spray" mode of transfer.
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Citation Information
N Bothma, B J Monaghan and J Norrish. "The influence of copper content of welding wires on the fume formation rates in gas metal arc welding of steel" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bmonaghan/62/