REMOTE WELDING AND CUTTING FOR THE JET PROJECT
A full scale dummy octant U joint was successfully welded by a self propelled trolley using a specially designed arc voltage control unit. The 4mm thick Inconel 625 lips of the octant U joint can be cut with an hydraulic nibbling tool, but the life of the cutter is not yet known. Cutting lip joints with a carbide deburring tool has been shown to be feasible and a machine is being designed on that principle. Wheel cutters, eventually with specially machined rollers are suitable for cutting steel or Inconel tubes, even with thin walls.
Bibliographic Reference: 9TH SYMPOSIUM ON "ENGINEERING PROBLEMS OF FUSION RESEARCH", CHICAGO (USA), OCT. 26-29, 1982 PP. 1138-1142 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31323 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122056300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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