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Materials and Manufacturing | Low fume high productivity MIG welding

Materials and Manufacturing

Low fume high productivity MIG welding

CRRC QISHUYAN INSTITUTE CO., LTD. (Ge Jiaqi) / CSIRO (Nazmul Alum)

Low fume high productivity MIG welding

Research summary

Due to health and safety, and productivity considerations, increased attention is being paid to controlling weld fume. With any potential hazard, the most effective means of control is to limit generation at the source. CSIRO’s high deposition MIG tip invention provides improved control, enabling welding under more stable operating conditions that reduce weld fume generation

Start/end date

9 August 2019 to 31 March 2020

Total contracted budget (including in-kind)

$1,122,809

Key achievements

  • The team developed new weld tip designs which, when combined with optimal weld parameters for the specific designs, demonstrated potential for a reduction in weld fume generated by 50 per cent.
  • The optimal weld parameters were developed for a range of conditions using CSIRO developed MIG Weld software, which optimised the welding parameters for the new tips.
  • The potential benefits of the project are not only in productivity improvements, but more importantly the reduction in the exposure of welders to weld fumes, which has significant health and safety benefits.

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