Influence of Preset Pulsed Magnetic Field on Process Stability of Short Circuiting Transfer in Gas Metal Arc Welding
This study proposed preset pulsed magnetic field acting on process of the short circuiting transfer. It is a controlled horizontal magnetic field which attached at the very beginning of contact between the wire and the weld pool during welding. It was found that there exists optimum conditions of magnetic field with which preset pulsed magnetic field could accelerate the rupture of the liquid bridge and reduce the peak value of welding current in the period of short circuiting transfer. This lead to energy accumulation lowered at the last phase of the short circuiting transfer and spatter loss reduced resulting from explosive short circuit rupture, in the meantime, it could improve the regularity and stability of the short circuiting transfer as well as the weld shaping quality.
Zhijiu Ai, Xiaodong Zhang, Yun-Hae Kim and Prasad Yarlagadda
S. J. Chen et al., "Influence of Preset Pulsed Magnetic Field on Process Stability of Short Circuiting Transfer in Gas Metal Arc Welding", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 339, pp. 440-443, 2011