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#1 26_S13

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:30 AM

hey guys, not sure if its been posted before. but as the title states welds that make you go weak at the knee's, im sure most fabricators on here check out the welds on the stainless rails at shopping centers, or the alloy welds on general shop items such as ladders ect ect, unless im just weird ? hahaha, anywho id like people to post some pics you may have seen on the internet or even in real life of the most sexiest beads you have seen, doesent matter what material mild/alloy/stainless/titanium ect ect.. some are probley going to be done by machine but its still something that can be stared at for hours and hours. ha. heres a couple of pics to kick it off :
















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#2 DR180sx

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:36 AM

i like i like

#3 STR8E180

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:46 AM

I've seen some awesome beads at work, these Korean blokes I work with weld like robots side by side comparing them to a robot weld u can't pick the difference and they are just as fast

I'll try get some pics, most are just stainless steam pipe welds with about a 10mm wall thickness so it takes a few runs on top of each other to fill up the butt weld

I'm also the same as u I check out welds on all random shit I see around in my day to day life

#4 Sly1

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:46 AM

View Post26_S13, on 10 October 2011 - 01:30 AM, said:

im sure most fabricators on here check out the welds on the stainless rails at shopping centers, or the alloy welds on general shop items such as ladders ect ect, unless im just weird ? hahaha

I do the exact same thing and my tell my fiance hey thats a xxx weld, look at the mad\shit weld ect.. she just rolls her eyes and doesnt care lol..

#5 D1 SPEC

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:58 AM

That very first picture....oh my gawd....

#6 R32silvergts

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:16 AM

Wish I had some pics of my welding.....id make u weak in the stomach lol

#7 D1 SPEC

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:18 AM

View PostSTR8E180, on 10 October 2011 - 04:46 AM, said:

I've seen some awesome beads at work, these Korean blokes I work with weld like robots side by side comparing them to a robot weld u can't pick the difference and they are just as fast

I'll try get some pics, most are just stainless steam pipe welds with about a 10mm wall thickness so it takes a few runs on top of each other to fill up the butt weld

I'm also the same as u I check out welds on all random shit I see around in my day to day life

haha started looking around my desk for welds as soon as you said that :lol:

#8 Nebz

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:44 AM

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#9 -fill-

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

Now that's impressive

#10 Lucas.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:53 PM

When I walk I can get a decnt bead (nothing like above) but when my tradesman does it. O-m-g looks fuvk amazing!

#11 pep

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:25 PM

View PostSTR8E180, on 10 October 2011 - 04:46 AM, said:

I've seen some awesome beads at work, these Korean blokes I work with weld like robots side by side comparing them to a robot weld u can't pick the difference and they are just as fast

I'll try get some pics, most are just stainless steam pipe welds with about a 10mm wall thickness so it takes a few runs on top of each other to fill up the butt weld

I'm also the same as u I check out welds on all random shit I see around in my day to day life

I'v seen a couple pipe welders that looked awsome. Walky walky all the way round. Problem was freehand on anything else it looked below average.

Heres one i'd saved. I can see it's been weaved over the top but regardless it looks pretty :D (i guess thats the problem with tig, very easy to trick people)
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Hopefully people wont get angry at my stinky mig weld among these tig trophies.
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#12 -LCD-

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:38 AM

Check out nickolai bikes, german made porn at its best!

http://www.nicolai.n...Nucleon+E2.html

I catch train a bit, theres some terrible welds going on all over the shop :P


-dan

#13 --Redwork--

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

I can walk and get a semi desent result on pipe work.. South african bloke I worked with was amazing.. first time I saw his work I had to ask if it had actually been done be a human.. sooo perfect.. But he was slooow..

With a rotator I could do a 3" pipe but in about 25 mins start to finish.. give or take depending on how it was tacked together..

#14 STR8E180

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:08 PM

laying down single beads isnt very hard to do but try laying down multiple beads and linking them into each other its a lot harder then just laying down one single bead

sorry about photo quality
these photos were taken from my old job
origin gas fired turbine power station so the welds had to be very high quality all welds get N.D.T and hydro tested
stainless steam pipe full purged, multiple runs / root run, filler run, capping pass
gas used was Argon + Hydrogen
Helium is generally added to increase heat input (increase welding speed or weld penetration). Hydrogen will result in cleaner looking welds and also increase heat input, however, Hydrogen may promote porosity or hydrogen cracking.

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no wonder why scaffold takes so long to get built
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any one who has done the high pressure weld ticket will know how hard this is to do
to be able to get the ticket u must complete 2 different welds
2G position and 5G position
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5G position is very hard because u need to be able to weld over head position where your welding from under the work piece looking up above u
this weld is vertical up and take note there are no stop and starting marks in the weld this is very impressive work that mostly boiler makers only understand
u must have full penetration, zero suck back, weld penetration must not exceed 2mm, zero under cut, weld reinforcement must not exceed 2mm on each end of the weld length
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if your wondering what it is, its a big T piece
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2G weld position
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some very impressive alloy welding
very clean,high fluid weld, zero defects
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robot welding
this is setup on a tack and all u have to do is dial in the filler speed, amps and all those sort of stuff and the machine does the rest
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#15 STR8E180

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:10 PM

View PostGT-RZ, on 10 October 2011 - 07:25 PM, said:

Heres one i'd saved. I can see it's been weaved over the top but regardless it looks pretty :D (i guess thats the problem with tig, very easy to trick people)
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thats a very impressive weld

#16 STR8E180

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:18 PM

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#17 monkeybiz

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:28 PM

haha i do this everytime i go anywhere my missis thinks im nuts

#18 GHOSTY

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

Kemp how many tickets have you got just out of interests? Looks like you really know your stuff and some of the jobs you've been on must have paid a truckload!

#19 STR8E180

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:52 PM

View PostGHOSTY, on 15 October 2011 - 06:36 PM, said:

Kemp how many tickets have you got just out of interests? Looks like you really know your stuff and some of the jobs you've been on must have paid a truckload!
im still not finished yet... im still at tafe at the moment but had to put it on hold because of work, working very long hours which means i had to put tafe on hold

A.S 1796 is the high pressure welding tickets

if all goes good i might be heading over to W.A for a brand new power station project * fingers crossed *
its a power station + iron ore
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the pay is awesome but the down side is im working away from home the pay does make up for it tho
working locally in SYdney at the moment on a oil refinery shutdown

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#20 STR8E180

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:24 PM

Root run on a single U bevel weld prep

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Edited by STR8E180, 15 October 2011 - 07:25 PM.


#21 Torquen

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:29 PM

Awesome idea for a thread. That manifold is a nice piece of gear!

#22 26_S13

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

Some very pritty welds there ..

#23 essare

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:41 PM

Those welds make me moist. Sif weld razors and coke cans, I blow holes in way thicker shit.

#24 skid the ripper

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

the old mans mig welding

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#25 Jet109

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:27 PM

If you have a couple spare hours, this thread is Priceless!

http://www.race-deze...y-Welds....****

Cheers
Jet

#26 180sx sr20

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:21 AM

how the hell did you weld the coke cans together? thats some impressive welding there.

#27 antzz

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:07 PM

This is a mad thread.. S**t there's is some amazing work been shown

#28 astorey

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:39 PM

fffffuuuu

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more pics http://speedhunters....regular-m3.aspx

#29 26_S13

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

^ nice, also note that it has wiggons clamps on the radiator setup = $$$$$$$

#30 DR180sx

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

any good welder in Melbourne that can do all that





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