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Larry Jeffus
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What technique can be used to minimize weld distortion on a flat butt joint?

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The techniques used to minimize weld distortion on a flat butt joint.

Explanation

To prepare a flat butt joint with minimum distortion, following techniques can be used.

  1. The use of properly lit and adjusted torch.
  2. By backstepping the metals: The backstepping method is shown in the figure. This method also, eliminates the burning of end sides of the sheet.
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  4. By proper tacking and clamping the metals to be welded: The sheets to be welded are aligned and tack welded at certain locations to make sure there is no movement between the sheets during the welding process...

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