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October 22 - October 26, 2018

How do you prepare flame-cut edges for application of thermal spray metallic coatings? The problem is that these edges are often harder than the abrasive, so a very low profile is produced, resulting in lower-than-specified adhesion of the thermal spray to the steel.

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From Jon Cavallo of Sponge-Jet Inc. on October 25, 2018:
I agree with Web Chandler that 1) the flame cut ed more

From Brad Wilder of Intech Contracting on October 25, 2018:
The AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Fabrication Guide Spe more

From Bryant Chandler of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. on October 23, 2018:
Carbon steel above about 0.3% carbon content will more

From Grant Blohm of Metalizing Pro Inc on October 22, 2018:
Due to the heat generated in flame-cutting process more

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