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The following trade shows are programmed for this April 2023. As usual, some of them may feature other industries in addition to the sheet metal and sheet metal working technologies sections.

Once a year, in April, there is the KYIV TECHNICAL FAIR [an general international trade fair].
Kiev (Ukraine) - Kiev International Exhibition Center

We do not have information if this will take place this year.

Near the area we will have quite some events:

04 - 07 Apr 2023
Minsk Marriott Hotel,
Minsk, Belarus

That same weekend, also in Minsk, we have the

Metal cutting machines, metalworking centers, control and measuring equipment, tools and instruments
Minsk, Belarus

And also, within the same event, there will be:
Welding, cutting and related technologies.

Not that far away from the previous one, we will have:

Metallurgy & Metalworking Mechanical Engineering Welding
05 - 07 Apr 2023
Uzekspocentre Exhibition Centre
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Going to the Americas, we will have:

Langley Metalworking & Manufacturing Expo
12 Apr 2023
Langley Events Centre
Langley, Canada

Precision Machining Technology Show
18 - 20 Apr 2023
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, USA

Alabama Locksmith Association Technical Show
22 Apr 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton
Birmingham Perimeter Park, Birmingham, USA

Back in Asia, there will take place

Welding & Sheet Metal Korea
12 - 14 Apr 2023
Songdo Convensia
Incheon, South Korea

Pune (India)
Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre
04/27/2023 [3 days]

And, finally, to check in Spain we will have:

Advanced Machine Tools
18 - 20 Apr 2023
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
    Portoroz, Primorska - si

Hello there!

In this article, we'll take a closer look at the advantages, disadvantages, and potential uses of various welding techniques in sheet metal fabrication.

Spot Welding:
* Provides an excellent finish quality.
* Requires specific equipment, preparation and fixturing.
* Welds are strong but not watertight.
* Limited to certain material thicknesses and part geometries.
* The most cost-effective and speedy welding option for large-scale projects.
* Ideal for constructing channels.

Tack Welding:
* A cost-effective method of joining two parts when a high-quality weld is not required.
* Not suitable for structural applications.
* Welds are not watertight.

Fuse Welding:
* Frequently used on steel or stainless steel parts.
* Can create watertight welds.
* Although not a cosmetic weld, can be made very thin and requires little or no cleanup.

Stitch Welding:
* Appropriate when a continuous seam is not required.
* Not watertight.
* Less expensive than a full seam.
* Low risk of part deformation due to minimal heat generated.

Plug Welding:
* High risk of deformation due to the amount of heat required.
* Time-consuming and difficult to clean.
* Not watertight.

Seam/Fillet Welding:
* Demands the highest level of cleanliness of all welding techniques.
* Produces a sturdy and watertight seal.
* Prone to deformation, depending on material thickness and seam length.

MIG welding:
* Faster than other arc welding methods, such as TIG welding.
* Can create watertight joints.
* Welding is not as clean as TIG welding, so not ideal for precision parts.

TIG welding:
* One of the most common welding methods.
* Slower and more expensive than other methods.
* Yields high-quality, strong, and clean welds.

In conclusion, understanding the different welding methods available and their unique strengths and limitations is critical to choosing the best one for your sheet metal fabrication needs.
    Moravce, Gorenjska - si


Welding processes can be quite complex, and it is no different when it comes to sheet metal fabrication. In this article, we will give you an introduction to the different welding methods that you may come across in a sheet metal workshop. In a future article, we will explore in greater detail the benefits, limitations, and potential uses of each method.

Spot welding involves compressing two sheets of metal together and then applying pressure and heat with copper electrodes to create a weld bead that joins the pieces.

Tack welding is a temporary welding process that is used to hold sheet metal parts in place until they can be permanently welded together. This is a common method of assembly and part preparation.

Fuse welding is achieved by heating two surfaces until they fuse together, with or without filler material.

Stitch (intermittent) welding involves applying short sections of weld (between 25 to 50 mm in length) spaced along the connection between two parts. A filler rod is typically used.

Plug welding involves filling a round hole or groove with a weld bead to join two parts or surfaces.

Seam/fillet welding is one of the most commonly used methods, and it can be achieved through arc welding, which uses a filler rod to create a continuous weld along the joint.

MIG welding is an arc welding method that is commonly used on large pieces of thick material. The electrode is a continuous, coiled wire that passes through a welding gun.

TIG welding is an excellent method for precision parts. It uses a tungsten electrode, and hand-added filler metal can be used to create the weld.

Understanding the basics of each method can help you determine which one is best suited for your project.
    Moravce, Gorenjska - si


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    Moravce, Gorenjska - si


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Online project management platforms can help you manage projects and collaborate with others remotely.

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Online news and information websites offer online news and information on current events and other topics.

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Online game and app development tools enable game and app developers to create and test software online.

These are just a few more examples of the many things that can be done online. The internet has revolutionized the way we work, learn, socialize, and consume media, and it continues to offer new opportunities and innovations every day.

Isn’t it the time you start making your Sheet Metal Patterns Online too?
    Portoroz, Primorska - si