High Deposition Out of Position Mechanized GMAW-Pulse (2005-341A-051)
Newport News Shipbuilding
NSRP ASE Investment: $149K
This project will evaluate five different process improvements for higher deposition, out of position, Mechanized GMAW-Pulse welding for structural applications. Out of position welding will mostly pertain to the vertical and overhead positions. This work will identify the most effective improvement to the subject welding process in those positions. The goal of this project is to increase the travel speed by increasing the deposition rate while keeping heat input as a constant.