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Janett, Leslie G. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 39, Number 2 (November, 1934)

[Cover],   pp. [1]-II

Page II

In A Jointless-Minded World
AXNelding w ould prevail-and old methods of joining could
not be restored to favor.
  If welding had become the stand-
ard method of manufacture before
mechanical types of joints were in-
troduced, it would be difficult, in-
deed, to convince manufacturers that
they should redesign their metal
products to use mechanical methods
of 'joining.
NO RETREAT-pipe line con-
stri('tors would never consent to a
('hanlge from simple, portable weld-
iiig eqiiprnent to the complicated
devices essential to other methods.
  WN elding Gives Strength
  Strength would be a talking point
for welding. The welded joint is
strong as or stronger than the metal
which it joins. The cutting of holes
for screws or bolts would naturally
wveaken the structure. Appearance
gives welding another vote. Joints
made by welding are smooth in con-
tour and have no depressions, bosses,
projections or attachments as is often
necessary in mechanical means of
joining metals.
   Costs Less to the User
   Cost would be another argument
for welded joints. The greater amount
of material necessary with mechani-
cal joints, the increased weight, and
the decrease in pay load or perform-
ance-to-weight ratio, would make
welding the preferred method. No-
body would consent to a joint in
piping, which might, through a tiny
leak cost much more than the per-
manently leakproof welded joint.
Nor should it be necessary to buy
expensive machinery to make me-
chanical joints which welding can
equal in performance, economy and
adaptability with a minimum invest-
ment in metal fabricating equipment.
  Modernizes Automobile
  Automobile manufacturers would
insist on welding rather than consent
to a return to the design limitations
imposed by mechanical joints. In
face of a change from "teardrop"
designs to the old boxlike bodies,
with the attendant discomforts, with
higher cost due to increased gas con-
BEAUTIFUL USEFULNESS-typified in this welded ornamental iron
gateway. Every joint is strong, sound and was made inexpensively.
welded joints in metal beds, chairs
and other similar furniture assure
a sturdy and rigid assembly.
sumption and increased tire wear,
with the fear of accidents increased
by the lack of confidence in the
joints, with appearance impaired
and lacking the smooth surface for
fine paint and lacquer finishes,-the
automobile manufacturer would hes-
itate long before any but welded
joints would even get a hearing.
        In the Future
  Farsighted industrial executives
can appreciate that a completely
"welding-minded" industrial world
is not far off. They should use in
their own manufacturing operations
as many of the advantages of weld-
ing as possible. The welding engi-
neers of The Linde Air Products
Company can advise how oxy-
acetylene welding could best be used
in your plant. This service is obtain-
able without cost or obligation by
application to any of the sales offices
of The Linde Air Products Company
located at Atlanta, Baltimore, Bir-
mingham, Boston, Buffalo, Butte,
Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver,
Detroit, El Paso, Houston, Indian-
apolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles,
Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis,
New Orleans, New York, Philadel-
phia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland,
Ore., St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San
Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, and
Tulsa. Everything for oxy acetylene
welding and cutting-including
Linde Oxygen, Prest-O-Lite Acety-
lene, Union Carbide and Oxweld
Apparatus and Supplies-is available
from Linde through plants and ware-
house stocks, everywhere.
*Chief Engineer, Dnv-lopmen- Section, The Lin~de Air
Products Company, New York. Unit of Union Carbide
and Carbon Corporation.
-This being a B-siness-News Advertisement.
                The Wisconsin Engineer

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