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Weld Fixture Masking Materials

Weld Fixture Masking Materials

Weld Fixture Masking Materials

(OP)
I am looking for your ideas as to the best material to use as masking on weld fixtures. Spatter is building up on our current masking material (metallic) creating downtime and quality issues. Any suggestion provided will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

RE: Weld Fixture Masking Materials

gski

tell us about your type of material,weld process,
shielding medium, etc.


                              CosmicPigg

RE: Weld Fixture Masking Materials

there are proprietary anti spatter compounds available which you spray on the areas of concern that allow any deposited spatter be easilly removed.  The product we used was called Protec available from a German company however there are probably a few similar products available now.  Try contacting any chemical supply company in your area or go surfing on the Net.

RE: Weld Fixture Masking Materials

One of the more interesting things I've heard of as an anti-spatter coating is a ceramic glaze.  We heard about it from Rumble Automation (Missasauga, Ontario).  They claim it works well and is very durable.  I don't think it's something you can apply yourself but it seems like a good bet for high-volume production fixtures.

RE: Weld Fixture Masking Materials

(OP)
Thanks for the feedback.

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