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Gas shielding technology for welding
Nunes, Jr. Arthur C. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, Alabama.
Gradl, Paul R. Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, Alabama.
- Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
- Shield-gas arc effects
- Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
- Variable-polarity plasma arc welding (VPPAW)
- Friction stir welding (FSW)
- Laser beam welding (LBW)
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Welding is a common method for joining two metallic materials together with high structural integrity. When joints need to be leak-tight, lightweight, or free of contaminant-trapping seams or surface asperities, welding tends to be specified.
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