WELDING PROCESSES

Presented by Parveen Kumar{05110}

INTRODUCTION
ØAs we all know that whatever the product that is impossible to manufacture as a single piece. ØWelding is a process which is used to join the two parts to get a desired product. ØWelding is a joining process. The types of welding processes are:cont……….

Diversity of welding processes
welding
Solid state welding Resistance welding Cold welding Friction welding Diffusion welding Flash welding Ultrasonic welding Explosion welding Consumable electrode Gas metal arc welding Shielded metal arc welding Submerged arc welding Flux cored arc welding Electrogas welding Electroslag welding Non consumable electrode Gas tungsten arc welding Atomic hydrogen welding Plasma arc welding Electrical energy Fusion welding Soldering and brazing Soldering Brazing Chemical energy Oxyacetylene welding Oxyfuel gas welding Other processes Laser beam welding Thermit welding Electron beam welding

FUSION WELDING
ØIt is defined as the melting of two material parts by attaching together by means of heat ØHeat may be supplied by chemical or electrical means. ØIn this filler metal may or may not be use .

FUSION WELDING COMPRISES:ØOxyfuel gas welding ØArc welding processes 4. Consumable electrode 5. Nonconsumable electrode Ø Thermit welding Ø Electron beam welding Ø Laser beam welding

OXYFUEL GAS WELDING

ØOxyfuel gas welding is the welding process that use a fuel gas combined with oxygen to produce a flame. ØThis frame is the source of the heat that is used to melt the metal at the point of joint. ØThe most common gas welding process which is oxyacetylene welding and is used for automotive bodies, and various other repair works.

Ø In this process, heat is generated in two steps:2. Primary combustion process:In this process, acetylene reacts with O2 and give CO and H2 and it produces 1:3 of the total heat generated in the flame. 2. Secondary combustion process:It consist of further burning of H2 and CO with O2 and this reaction produces about 2:3 of the total heat. The temp. developed in the flame is

Types of flame:2. When there is no excess oxygen, then it is known as neutral flame. 3. If the oxygen is notin large amount, then it is known as oxidizing flame. • This is harmful for steel, because it oxidizes the steel. • It is used only for Cu and Cu alloys because in those cases, a thin protective layer of slag forms over the molten metal. 3. If the ratio of O2 is deficient, then the flame becomes reducing flame. The temp. of reducing flame is lower, so it is suitable for applications requiring low temp.

OXYACETYLENE FLAMES USED IN WELDING

OXYACETYLENE TORCH AND SETUP

FILLER METALS
•Filler metals are used to supply additional material to the weld zone during welding. •They are available as rod or wire made of metals compatible with those to be welded. •These consumable filler rods may be coated with flux . •The function of the flux is to retard oxidation of the surface of the parts being welded by generating a gaseous shield

ARC WELDING
• Arc welding processes use a welding power supply to create and maintain an electric arc between an electrode and the base material to melt metals at the welding point. • They can use either direct (DC) or alternating (AC) current, and consumable or non-consumable electrodes. • The welding region is sometimes protected by some type of inert or semi-inert gas, known as a shielding gas, and filler material is sometimes used as well.

Types of arc welding:1.Shielded metal arc welding:ØShielded metal arc welding is one of the oldest, simplest and most versatile welding process. ØThe electric arc is generated by touching the tip of a coated electrode against the work piece and then withdrawing it quickly to a distance sufficient to maintain the arc. ØThe electrode arc in the shape of thin, long stick, so this process is also known as stick welding.

ØAbare section at the end of the electrode is clamped to one terminal of the power source , while the other terminal is connected to the work piece being welded. ØThe current usually ranges from 50A to 300A,power requirements are generally less then 10KW. ØThe current may be dc or ac . For sheet metal welding dc is preferred because of the steady arc it produces . Cont……

ØThe polarity of the dc current is important and its selections is depend upon the metal to be welded , types of electrode and the depth of the heated zone. ØIn straight polarity , the work piece is positive and electrode is negative. ØIt is preferred for sheet metals , because it produces shallow penetration , and for joints with very wide gaps. ØIn reverse polarity , the electrode is positive and deeper weld penetration is possible

SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING

SMAW SYSTEM SETUP

• Advantages - The process is very versatile, requiring little operator training and inexpensive equipment. • Disadvantages – 1. the process is generally limited to welding ferrous materials, though speciality electrodes have made possible the welding of cast iron, nickel, aluminium, copper, and other metals. APPLICATIONS -- SMAW is often used to weld carbon steel, low and high alloy steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and ductile iron. > While less popular for nonferrous materials, it can be used on nickel and copper and their alloys and, in rare cases, on aluminum. > The thickness of the material being welded is bounded on the low end primarily by the skill of the welder, but rarely does it drop below 0.05 in (1.5 mm). No upper bound exists: with proper joint preparation materials of virtually greater thickness

Ø this process, the weld arc is shielded by a In granular flux, consisting of lime, silica, MnO2, CaF2,and other compounds. Ø The thick layer of the flux completely covers the molten metal. Ø The flux also acts as a thermal insulator, promoting deep penetration of heat into the work piece. Ø The consumable electrode is a coil of bare round wire {1.5-10}mm dia. Ø Electrical current ranges from 300-2000a and

SUBMERGED ARC WELDING

GAS METAL ARC WELDING
ØThis process is also known as MIG welding. ØIn this process, the weld area is shielded by an inert atmosphere of Ar, He, CO2 or various other gas mixtures. ØThe consumable bare wire is fed automatically through a nozzle into the weld arc. ØDeoxidizers are usually present in the metal itself, in order to prevent oxidation of the molten weld puddle.

Ø spray transfer , small droplets of In molten metal from the electrode are transferred to the weld area at a rate of several hundred droplets per seconds.

ØThe transfer is spatter free and very stable. ØHigh dc current and voltages and large diameter electrodes are used , with argon rich gas mixture used as a shielding gas. ØIn globular transfer , carbon dioxide gas are used , and globules propelled by the forces of electric arc transfer the metal , with considerable spatter.

ØIn short circuiting , the metal is transferred in individual droplets , more than 50 per second. ØAs electrode tip touches the molten metal and short circuit. ØLow current voltages are utilized , with carbon dioxide rich gases and with electrodes made of small diameter wires. ØThe power required is about 2 kw. Cont………

MIG OPERATION

GMAW torch nozzle cutaway image. (1) Torch handle, (2) Molded phenolic dielectric (shown in white) and threaded metal nut insert (yellow), (3) Shielding gas nozzle, (4) Contact tip, (5) Nozzle output face

GMAW WIRE FEED UNIT

GMAW SYSTEM SETUP

ADVANTAGES – 1. Can be applied to non-ferrous metals 2. automated/semi-automated process with good speed DISADVANTAGES – 1. Porosity due to gas entrapment when the gas is not pure 2. Cannot be used outdoors or under water due loss of shielding gas in such conditions APPLICATIONS - GMAW is commonly used in industries such as the automobile industry, where it is preferred for its versatility and speed. A related process, flux cored arc welding, often does not utilize a shielding gas, instead employing a hollow electrode wire that is filled with flux on the inside.

ØThis process is similar to gas metal arc welding , with the exception that the electrode is tubular in shape and is filled with flux. ØCored electrode produce a more stable arc , improve weld contour , and produce better mechanical properties of the weld metal. ØSelf shielded cored electrodes are also available. ØThese electrodes don’t requires external gas shielding , because they contain

FLUX CORED ARC WELDING

ELECTROGAS WELDING
Ø This process is used primarily for welding the edges of sections vertically in one pass , with the piece placed edge to edge . Ø is known as machine welding process It because it require special equipment . Ø The weld metal is deposited into a weld cavity between the two pieces to be joined. Ø The space is enclosed by the two water cooled copper dams to prevent the

ØSingle or multiple electrodes are fed through a conduit , and a continuous arc is maintained using flux cored electrodes . ØThe current ranges from 400-750 amp. ØPower requirement is about 20 kw. ØShielding is done by the means of an inert gas such as argon and it depends upon the type of material being welded.

ELECTROSLAG WELDING
Ø The application of this process are similar to electrogas welding . Ø The main difference is that the arc is started between the tip and the bottom of the part to be welded. Ø Flux is added and then melted by the heat of arc. Ø After the molten slag reaches the tip of electrode , the arc is extinguished . Ø Heat is then produced by the continuously by the electrical resistance

ARC WELDING PROCESSES NON CONSUMABLE
Ø these processes generally tungsten In electrode is used. Ø one pole of the arc , it generates the As heat required for welding . Ø shielding gas is supplied from an A external sources to protect the welding zone from atmospheric effects. Ø These are the following processes which come under this category. Cont…………..

ØIt is also called TIG welding . ØThe filler metal is provided from the filler wire , because the tungsten electrode is not consumed in this operation. ØA constant and stable arc gap is maintained at a constant current level. ØIn tig welding filler metal may or may not be used e.g in the welding of

GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING

ØThe power supply may be ac or dc type depending upon the metal to be welded. ØAc is used for al , mg , because the cleaning action of ac remove oxides and improves weld quality. ØPower requirement ranges from 8-20 kw. ØThere is one major disadvantage of this process is that the contamination of tungsten electrode is taking place by the molten metal.

GTAW SYSTEM SETUP

GTAW WELD AREA

• ADVANATAGES – 1. most preferred method for non ferrous metals 2. best quality welds are produced • DISADVANTAGES – 1. complex technique requires skilled labour 2. costly (requires shielding gas and filler material) APPLICATIONS- 1. The aerospace industry is one of the primary users of gas tungsten arc welding , it is used extensively in the manufacture of space vehicles, and is also frequently employed to weld small-diameter, thin-wall tubing. 2. In maintenance and repair work, the process is commonly used to repair tools and dies, especially components made of aluminum and magnesium. 3. The welds it produces are highly resistant to corrosion and cracking over long time periods, GTAW is the welding procedure of choice for critical welding

PLASMA ARC WELDING
ØIn this process a concentrated plasma arc is produced and is aimed to the weld area . ØThe arc is stable and reaches temp. as high as 33000 c. ØA plasma is a ionized hot gas , combination of equal number of electrons and ions. ØThe plasma is initiated between the tungsten electrodes and the orifice

Ø Operating current is usually below 100A, but they can be higher for special applications. Ø There are 2 methods of plasma arc welding:--3. In the transferred arc method the workpiece being welded is part of the circuit current. Ø The arc transfers from the electrode to the workpiece. 2. In the non transferred method the arc occurs between the electrode and the nozzle. Ø Heat is carried to the workpiece by the plasma gas.

THERMIT WELDING
Ø This process involves exothermic reaction between metal oxides and metallic reducing agents. Ø The heat of the reaction is the utilized in welding. Ø The most common mixture of material used in welding steel and cast iron is finally divided particles of iron oxides, Fe, Al. Ø This non explosive mixture produces a temperature of 3200 C in less a minute. Ø This welding process involves the alignment of the parts to be joined, but with a gap

ØIf the parts are thick, the mold cavity may be preheated to improve welding and to dry the mold. ØDrying of the mold is very important otherwise superheated steam trapped in the mold can cause explosions. ØThe superheated product of the reaction are allow to flow into the gap, melting the edge of the parts being joined. ØThis welding suitable for welding and repairing castings and thick steel structural sections. Cont………..

ELECTRON-BEAM ØIn this process the heat is generated by WELDING

high velocity narrow beam electrons. ØThe kinetic energy of the electrons is converted into heat as they strike workpiece. ØThe process requires special equipments to focus the beam on the workpiece in the vacuum. ØThe higher the vacuum, more the beam penetrates and greater depth to width ratio. ØThis process is used for workpiece whose

LASER BEAM WELDING
ØThis welding process utilizes high power laser beam as the source of heat to produce fusion weld’ ØIn this beam can be focused on very small area which is being welded. ØIt has high energy density, so it has high penetrating capability. ØThis process is suitable for welding deep and narrow joints. ØIn this, the depth to width ratio is ranging from 4:10.

ØIts application is in automotive industry for welding of transmission components. ØThe power level is up to 100 kw. ØLaser beam welding process produces welds of good quality, with minimum shrinkage and distortion. Cont………..

References:-v Manufacturing engg. And tech. by Kalpakjian

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