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Structural Welding in Domestic Nuclear Construction

Electricity generation from nuclear power in the United States began in 1958. As of 2023, nuclear power represented nearly 20% of the total annual U.S. electric power generation.

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Delve into Brazing and Soldering Topics at the 2024 IBSC

Once every three years, the International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) brings the international brazing community to the United States.

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Ensuring Overmatching Strength in Pipeline Girth Welds

In a previous Welding Journal article, several girth weld failures in newly constructed cross-country pipelines were described.

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Foundry Casts New Light on Cobot Applications

Trying to shrink an open order backlog in an era of scarce welding talent can make a welding engineer feel like a drowning man wearing cement boots. Fortunately, cobots can be a lifesaver, even in applications where automation had previously been discounted.

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PTAW Hardfacing Nuclear Components

Plasma transferred arc welding (PTAW) hardfacing of components is a vital and complex science. Numerous military, industrial, and commercial products (e.g., pumps, augers, valves, etc.) depend on the hardfacing process to provide a wear-resistant surface so components can achieve optimum performance efficiency and service life.

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