Weld Seam Preparation & Processing

About Weld Seam
Preparation & Processing.

Welding is used in many industries. In tank and container construction, vehicle superstructures, wagon construction, shipyards, and pipeline construction - stable, permanent joints are essential everywhere. And this can only be achieved if the work is done cleanly. Botched seams can have far-reaching consequences and are relevant to safety. The use of quality tools, careful work, and many years of experience are the best basis for approaching joining by welding correctly.

Regardless of the welding process used (TIG, MIG, MAG, plasma, electrodes), welders resort to surface preparation tools when beveling the edge, preparing the weld zone, or cleaning the welding layers

Welding professionals know their craft and usually do not need to make corrections. In addition to proper technique, cleaning is key to removing slag inclusions between weld beads or spatter before applying the next weld ply. Bond defects, cracks, or overlap? Then it may be necessary to grind out weld ply or level welds

You define the goal.
We supply the right tool.

Not all welded parts have to win a beauty contest. But they do exist - the parts where, in addition to stability, appearance is important in the end. Creating a high-gloss look or a satin feel is the most common machining process.

Osborn's tools cover all the processes that are essential, in addition to the actual welding, to deliver flawless, high-quality welding work.

Tip: Which tool for which process step? And what alternatives do I have when choosing a tool? Our "Welding Matrix" poster provides an overview. Simply hang it up directly near the workplace and you'll have everything in view!

Request your free copy of the matrix now.

Beveling

If two workpieces are to be welded together, the edge of the workpieces must first be broken by a beveled surface. This is done by machining. The result is a chamfer, also known as a bevel.

Cleaning the weld zone

Cleaning and preparation of the welding zone must take place before welding starts. Flash rust, varnish or primers are removed in the area of the joint so that a homogeneous bond can be created between the weld metal and the filler metal.

Cleaning the weld layers

Different welding methods produce various impurities on and around the welding layer. These contaminants are mainly silicates, slag, spatter, and blue discoloration. All impurities can and should be removed.

Weld leveling

The aim of leveling is to adjust the last weld layer applied to the height of the workpiece.

Weld finish

After levelling the last weld, the finishing of the welded workpiece starts. The surface in the area around the leveled cap layer is adjusted.

Products for
Weld Seam Preparation & Processing.

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Crimped Wire Cup Brush

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High Speed Small Grinder Knot Wire Cup Brush

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Miniature Wire Cup Brush

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Small Diameter TY™ Encapsulated Wheel Brush - Standard Duty

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