Touch detect also allows you to trigger welds with greater precision, as you touch exactly where you want the weld to be. Filler metal hardness in this case should be at or just below the hardness of the parent material to make texturing possible. Use a kiln to heat and allowed to slowly cool parts back to ambient temperature to prevent cracking. Learn to continuously feed the rod and minimize breaks to reposition the rod. It also allows the welder to stick the tungsten out for better access in tight spaces. Selecting the right equipment, processes and consumables makes that job easier.
Tool and die welding typically involves building a damaged surface up past its original plane so that it can be machined its original tolerances. The weld area is generally protected from atmospheric contamination by use of an inert shielding or cover gas argon or helium. He cautions others to understand the characteristics of plastic and the parent metal prior e. It utilizes a constant current welding power supply which produces high quality welds with minimal heat affected zone by generating arcs between the workpiece and the tungsten electrode, and using the resultant heat to create the joint. Choosing the appropriate filler metal and rod size is also important. On thin sections, adjustable output frequency provides better directional control over the arc, so operators melt metal only in area they want to weld. Whether an application requires high power welding needs or intricate, precise welds around precious components, the Orion s Series offers a versatile, compact, and affordable welding system in an easy-to-use package.
He encourages everyone to take the proper steps when welding parts themselves, or to outsource work only to experts who follow steps that ensure the highest weld quality. He opens his doors between 2 and 3 a. Matsuo uses 100 percent argon for shielding gas for most applications. Read our for more information. This video shows several welding examples that clearly demonstrate its capabilities. If the arc jumps all over, it can pit other areas of the tool or unintentionally melt edges. You bring the electrode into contact with the piece, and once everything is in perfect position press the foot pedal.
Weld spot diameter size ranges from 0. A variety of metal alloys and different thicknesses can be welded at the touch of a button. Matsuo machined the seal of these 6061 aluminum blow mold water channels was to remove corrosion and then built it back up with 4043 aluminum. For this reason, Micro Arc Welding has invested in developing one of the most technologically advanced laser welding facilities in the country for your tool and mold repairs. Going through the proper procedures prevents mistakes that could lead to cracking and scrapping a part. This process takes place in milliseconds. In its Pulse Arc Mode, the Orion can be used to perform permanent welds, add metal, and do a variety of other amazing and time-saving applications.
The process is clean and very controllable — perfect for intricate and minute welding applications on precious and non-precious metals!. Operating the most advanced laser equipment available for the micro welding industry, our team of Class A micro dimensional welders are able to place and form weld in complex shapes and sizes within specified tolerances while preventing, controlling and eliminating distortion often caused by the welding process. While powerful, the s Series is perfect for low power needs as well—yielding as little as 1 joule of energy. Depending on the size of the repair, Matsuo uses rods ranging form. Designed for maximum versatility and control, they can be adjusted for extremely fine welds to very large welds. There are two mechanisms to start an arc - a standard high voltage start mechanism and a touch start mechanism.
No need to strain to see what is on the screen, or touch with nothing happening. Matsuo stresses the importance of keeping the filler rod in the weld puddle to prevent the rod from oxidizing and contaminating the weld. Pulsed arc welding has many advantages. This process takes place in milliseconds. Robin Matsuo stands proudly in front of his Santa Ana, Calif.
Matsuo performs Rockwell tests on the parent metal, using the hardness rating to determine the alloy type and grade. Our biggest to our smallest micro tig welders are ideal for industrial applications like mold and die repair, medical devices, and unique welding solutions. Properly welding each part according to its unique requirements guarantees better performance for his customers. Tips of the Trade Every tool, mold and die welder approaches welding with their own unique style, which they develop after years of experience. It does a fantastic job on welding every metal I have thrown at it! The Orion s Series boasts a power potential of up to 150 joules of pulse-arc weld energy.
All of the parts needed are easily in sight and within reach. In its Tack Mode, the Orion can be used to temporarily position parts before welding or soldering. In Pulse Arc welding the Arc Gap is vitally important in both a good weld and a constant weld. I love that I can easily work on gold, platinum and silver. Robin Matsuo arrives to work when most of us are still sleeping.
I primarily use it for welding Titanium, but also sometimes weld stainless steel, and gold. Filler metal is either matched directly to the parent metal or chosen based on its hardness and final application. If your application is not listed, please and we will help find the right equipment to meet your needs. The Orion 200i2 Patent D740,338 Micro Tig Welding System is packed with features that will simplify the welding process. Touch Detect allows you to work without having to constantly search for a foot pedal. This feature is especially handy when welding in a groove, or pocket, this will prevent you from welding on the sides, and ensure that you get the weld where you want it.
Even with such a large range in power, full control is maintained as the s Series is adjustable in 0. Plastic settles in areas that cannot be effectively cleaned with acetone, and mechanical cleaning could damage the delicate mold. Full Touch Screen The Orion touch screen gives you complete control of your welder with an easy to use interface. Two in One Combo The Orion is a pulse-arc welder and a capacitive discharge resistance welder in one. It can also be as complex as machining the part to remove all traces of contamination. These are usually delicate parts in the automotive, medical, or electronics industry.