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New Steel TIPS - Electroslag Welding!!

01.25.16

A synopsis of the basic mechanics of electroslag welding process for joining structural steel elements is presented. This is followed by the historical progression of electroslag welding (ESW), from 1888 to modern time. Results of research, sponsored by the US Federal Highway Administration is discussed. The most significant result was the introduction of Narrow-gap Improved Electroslag Welding (NGI-ESW, ESW-NG). Shop and field applications of electroslag welding are presented.