Accession Number : ADA452849
Title : Development of Extended Length, Continuous Wire Feed Systems (The National Shipbuilding Research Program)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : BETHLEHEM STEEL CORP SPARROWS POINT MD
Personal Author(s) : Brayton, W C ; Troyer, Wade
Report Date : May 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 130
Abstract : Although considerable process has been made in recent years to process impressively large amounts of steel tonnage through automatic processes, the major application of welding manhours is in field locations using portable equipment. Most of the welding in field locations and aboard ship is presently done manually with stick electrode. Recent developments in the area of semi-automatic welding processes and electrodes offer potentially higher productivity than manual welding in applicable areas. However, the size and weight of wire feeders and the limited distance of 10 or 12 feet from the wire feeder to the gun have seriously limited the applications of semi- automatic welding.
Descriptors : *SHIPBUILDING , *WELDING , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , WIRE , LENGTH , ELECTRODES , MANHOURS , MANUAL OPERATION , PRODUCTIVITY , SEMIAUTOMATIC , AUTOMATIC
Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE