WHC1.01 Survey of Joining, Cutting, and Allied Processes


Chapter 1 from the Welding Handbook, Ninth Edition, Volume 1, “Welding Science and Technology,” has been selected by the AWS Product Development Committee as a service to industry professionals. WHC1.01 Survey of Joining, Cutting, and Allied Processes introduces the conventional and more widely known joining, cutting, and thermal spraying processes. The distinguishing features of the various processes are summarized and compared to one another. Among the joining processes reviewed are the arc, resistance, and solid-state welding processes as well as brazing, soldering, and adhesive bonding. The cutting processes examined include thermal and nonthermal methods. The thermal spraying processes considered include flame and plasma arc spraying as well as arc and detonation flame spraying.

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