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Dynamic Factors Contributing to Buckling and Birdnesting During GMAW Wire Feeding

Published

Author(s)

Toby Padilla, Timothy P. Quinn, D. R. Munoz, R. A. Rorrer, John R. Berger

Abstract

This study provides experimental data for determining the factors affecting wire feeding performance. Full-scale experiments show that feeding performance, in terms of wire feed speed and wire feeding force, varies with the material system and with the spatial layout of the wire liner. Video analyses of the feeding process show that sway of the hose package can propagate through the wire liner to influence the exit wire feed speed and overall wire feeding force. When the hose package is looped, overall feeding forces can increase 400 to 500 %, thereby contributing to buckling and/or birdnesting of the welding wire.
Proceedings Title
American Welding Soc. Intl. Exposition and Convention, Proc.
Conference Dates
April 26-28, 2005
Conference Location
Dallas, TX, USA
Conference Title
AWS Intl. Exposition and Annual Convention

Keywords

buckling, friction force, GMAW, wire feeding

Citation

Padilla, T. , Quinn, T. , Munoz, D. , Rorrer, R. and Berger, J. (2005), Dynamic Factors Contributing to Buckling and Birdnesting During GMAW Wire Feeding, American Welding Soc. Intl. Exposition and Convention, Proc., Dallas, TX, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50039 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created May 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021