August WJ TOC 2006

 WELDING JOURNAL - August 2006, Volume 85, Number 8
∗ Welcome to the August  Issue of the Welding Journal. Please use your Member Number and Password and Log in to access this issue or   Welding Journal articles from past months. To secure an AWS Member Number, Join AWS Today! If you already are a member, please first Log in using your AWS member number.
AWS Welding Research papers (*) are available without Member login.

The Welding Journal is now available in Adobe's "Portable Document Format," or .PDF. To view .pdf documents you will need the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get Acrobat Reader now. Download times will vary according to the size of the document and the speed of your internet connection.

WJ Cover August 2006
August 2006


Single-Sided Resistance Spot Welding for Auto Body Assembly
Hyundai Motor Co. explores use of single-sided resistance spot welding for difficult-to-access parts
Y. Cho et al.

Resistance Spot Welding of Coated High-Strength Dual-Phase Steels
Advanced high-strength steels offer automobiles the advantages of higher strength and greater fuel efficiency.
M.D. Tumuluru

Reducing Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Welding Fumes
Methods are given to help manufacturers comply with OSHA's new standard for lower exposure to hexavalent chromium.
S. R. Fiore

What You Need to Know About  Remote Laser Welding
A look at how remote laser beam welding differs from conventional laser welding and how it can be used for a variety of manufacturing applications
K. Klingbeil

Simulation Software Helps Automakers
Simulation software considers the metallurgical, electrical, and mechancial , and thermal processes involved with resistance welding and calculates their effects.
N. Scotchmer

Aluminum GTAW Basics
These tips can help you produce better aluminum gas tungsten arc welds.
M. Sammons


Evaluation of Chemical Composition Limits of GMA Welding Electrode Specifications for HSLA-100 Steel (.pdf)
An algorithm was used to evaluate chemical composition limits of selected GMAW electrode psecifications for potential application to welding HSLA-100 steel
K. Sampath and R. Varadan

Using a Hybrid Laser Plus GMAW Process for Contolling the Bead Humping Defect (.pdf)
A defocused laser beam applied in front of a GMAW pool helped suppress formation of bead humping defects.
H. W. Choi et al.

End Point Detection of Fillet Weld Using Mechanized Rotating Arc Sensor in GMAW (.pdf)
A geometrical sensing model was developed to detect the end points of joints in GMA fillet welds.
W. S. Yoo et al.


Washington Watchword

Press Time News


News of the Industry

Aluminum Q&A

Brazing Q&A


New Products

Navy Joining Center

Coming Events

Welding Workbook

Society News

Tech Topics

Guide to AWS Services

GTAW Best Practices

New Literature



Advertiser Index

Welding Journal (ISSN 0043-2296) is published monthly by the American Welding Society for $120.00 per year in the United States and possessions, $160 per year in foreign countries: $7.50 per single issue for AWS members and $10.00 per single issue for nonmembers. American Welding Society is located at 550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126-5671; telephone (305) 443-9353. Periodicals postage paid in Miami, Fla., and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Welding Journal, 550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126-5671.

Readers of Welding Journal may make copies of articles for personal, archival, educational or research purposes, and which are not for sale or resale. Permission is granted to quote from articles, provided customary acknowledgment of authors and sources is made.

Copyright © 2006 by American Welding Society in both printed and electronic formats. The Society is not responsible for any statement made or opinion expressed herein. Data and information developed by the authors of specific articles are for informational purposes only and are not intended for use without independent, substantiating investigation on the part of potential users.

For permission to use Copyright information please contact