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Product Title: Chapter 51- Joining and Fastening Analysis (eChapter from Fundamentals of Manufacturing Supplement)

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Editor:  Philip D Rufe


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Published Date: 2005-04-01

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There are more than 50 different welding processes. Welding processes can be classified as either fusion or solid-state (non-fusion). In fusion welding, work pieces are melted together at their faying surfaces. The fusion welding processes discussed in this chapter are electric arc, weld bonding, electron-beam welding (EBW), and thermit welding. Filler metals often used with fusion welding methods have melting points about the same as or just below those of the metals being joined. In solid-state welding, the work pieces are joined by the application of heat and usually pressure, or by the application of pressure only. Shielded-metal-arc welding, also known as stick welding, is one of the oldest and most widely used of the various arc welding processes. It is basically a manual process used by small welding shops, home mechanics, and farmers for equipment repair. In gas-metal-arc welding, coalescence (joining) of metals is produced by heating with an arc between the work and a continuous, solid (consumable) electrode as the filler metal. Shielding is provided by an externally supplied gas or gas mixture. Gas-tungsten-arc welding produces coalescence (joining) of metals by heating them with an arc between a tungsten (non-consumable) electrode and the work. Plasma-arc welding is similar to gas-tungsten- arc welding in that both processes use a non-consumable tungsten electrode. Mechanical fasteners are also presented in this chapter.


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