Choosing the Right Tool for Effective Cleaning in Welding Applications
When preparing a material’s surface for welding, and during interpass and post-weld cleaning, it is critical to eliminate all inclusions and pollutants.
Between weld passes, however, removing as little material as possible saves time and money since any material removed will ultimately need to be replaced via the most expensive consumable — the filler metal. Removing too much of the base material during pre-weld surface preparation can also affect weld penetration, impacting the strength and integrity of the finished weld.
For these reasons, always choose the best surface preparation and cleaning tools for the job. The right solution provides efficient, effective performance — and allows welding operators to spend more time welding, and less time cleaning and making repairs. Read on...