Welding of Stainless Steel

An overview of welding stainless steels is given, with particular reference to the various welding methods that can be used. These include Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG) Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or MMA) Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG / MAG) Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW or FCW) Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) Laser Welding. Standards mentioned include BSEN1600 BSEN12072 BSEN12073 BSEN760 BSEN287 Part1 (Approved testing of welders for fusion welding) BSEN288 Part 3 Welding Procedure tests for the arc welding of steels.

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