RAPID ARC / RAPID X WELDING TUTORIAL

by Jason Becker


Today, we're going to talk a little bit about RapidArc and RapidX, the differences between the two and the advantages of both. So, let's get started.

- [Jason] So we'll start off with some RapidArc, it's a hybrid between pulse and short circuit.


- [Bob] What gas we're going to run today?


- [Jason] We're going to run some 90/10. And probably right around 40 CFH.


- [Bob] Run it up there a little higher than normal then


- [Jason] Right, because of faster travel speeds... A lot faster travel speeds.


-[Jason] So as compared to traditional pulse that a lot of people are familiar with with RapidArc we can get 40 percent faster travel speeds and about 15 percent less weld spatter So production goes up and the cleanup, the post-weld cleanup goes down.


- [Bob] That's a big deal, no labor in clean up.


- [Jason] Yes sir


- [Bob] Man we've got all these programs in there so you just go to your material type your wire size, and we've got values that automatically pop up.


- [Jason] Lets go over that. So if I go to search mode. So say I want to do RapidArc but I'm stuck over here on SMAW for low hydrogen electrode, I go in here to the weld search mode, click on begin, I know I want to do some gas metal arc welding or metal inert gas depending on what part of the country you're from and I know that the material we're working on today we're doing some two by eight, three sixteenths coupons, carbon steel.


- [Bob] Did you say coopins?


- [Jason] I said coopins.