Glen Jones from theboilershop.com.au demonstrates with the use of a pair of dividers and a straight edge how to find 90° from a horizontal base line. These training tips are designed to assist metal fabricators in the workplace with fabrication training tips and advice.
These marking out skills are geometric construction techniques which are a dying art for the metal fabrication trade. Glen believes these skills should be upheld and maintained by all metal fabricators. It doesn’t matter whether you are a sheet metal worker, a platter, boilermaker, fabricator or an iron worker. These geometric construction techniques should passionately pursued to maintain the intellectual knowledge when it comes to marking out on sheet plate surfaces.
Geometric development and marking out skills are not just required by metal fabricators on the shop floor but are also a valuable tool which can be used by programmers and CNC operators who operate CNC cutting equipment such as Laser cutters, Plasma Cutters & water jet cutters.
The best programmers and operators of CNC cutting equipment are fabricators from the shop floor who have learnt CAD skills and can use their intellectual trade knowledge to push design limits to the edge.
With the outbreak of the COVID19 virus and the impact on the fabrication industry let’s create Onshoring by up skilling our fabrication workforce. All of the basic fabrication skills need to be brought back into fabrication training, lets create the foundation and then move into understanding CAD systems and CNC programing. The more tradesmen we have who understand these two elements the more better chance have to “MAKE THE FABRICATION TRADE GREAT AGAIN”.
Background of The Boiler Shop
Visit my website and discover dxf downloads that you can download and fabricate. Some of my designs enhance traditional wrought iron architectural work. I have a range of other items which I intend to digitize and introduce and make available to download later in 2020.
I have previously designed, fabricated and assembled many functional cool items which you can see via my gallery link on my web page. It excites me when I know that some of my design work has ended up in places such as Toronto, Milwaukee, Ottawa & Sydney.
For me it is so enjoyable having someone end up with one of my design pieces end up in different corners of the globe.
“MAKE THE FABRICATION TRADE GREAT AGAIN”.
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This simple video show the finished weld of the boiler end plates.
The end Plate is 3mm which sits on 80 Nominal Bore pipe, the wall thicknes of pipe is of a similar thicknes. Note there is a second 3mm plate tack welded into the inside of the pipe. The second plate has the same hole pattern as the external plate with slightly smaller hole diameter, this gives the front view of the locomotive a stronger presence.
Note these plates were welded using the GTAW process, you choose the process you want to weld with which is dependant on skill level, for secondary school students i fing the GMAW / Mig process to be more appropriate. Only use tig welding to weld up the locomotive if the student has the skillset to do so.
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Benefits of AC wave balance for Aluminium tig welding
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In this video titled “Benefits of AC wave balance for aluminium tig welding” welding lecturer Stuart Graves explains how AC wave balance works and how the AC wave balance transforms the traditional AC sign wave into an AC square wave. This transition is achieved through the AC wave balance adjustment dial which is found on modern Transformer / Rectifier and Inverter welding machines.
These tig machine settings will assist all beginner tig welders with the initial welding machine set up of the tig machine when welding aluminium. You will find this welding video useful whether you are an experienced welder or a beginner fabricator.
Traditional AC sign wave 0:21
Square wave 0:44
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Last update – 29th November 2018
My idea behind the boiler shop is to create fun models that people want to build when they are working with metal.
I am currently working on these three fabrication projects
I will announce any updates on instagram or on my web site the boiler shop .com.au
I am based in Perth, Western Australia. I am a metal fabricator / welder, I have a passion for metals and how they can be worked into something clean and desirable.
My motivation and passion stems from the many years that I have worked in the fabrication and welding industry, where I fabricated a vast range of engineering items in the areas of mining and subsea equipment. Some of the mechanical and geometric shapes found in engineering are very aesthetic to the eye and many of these patterns are the catalyst for my thoughts and ideas in industrial design.
I take aspects of these shapes from the engineering world and alter them and incorporate them into my models.
For over 10 years now I have worked as a fabrication and welding lecturer where I train apprentices. It is rewarding watching others enjoy making something that I have designed and I hope to be able to keep making projects that people of all ages and backgrounds can build.
What excites me as we venture and delve deeper into the world of design we are only limited by our imagination.
Please leave feedback and comments especially if you have additional information to add so I can improve my posts.
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