6 Editor’s Angle
Ready for summer? Most of us—
including the staff at FMA—are planning on doing a little less during
the customary vacation season, but
things heat up again in August
8 Product Highlights
9 Industry News
34 Tube & Pipe Cutting & Sawing
Machine Buyers’ Guide©
38 In the Know
40 Product News
48 Classified Ads
48 Advertisers’ Index
50 Industry Snapshot
Vol. 27 No. 4
12 COVER STORY
Tips and advice for welding 4130 chrome-moly steel
Eric Lundin interviews one of Lincoln Electric’s welding instructors, Karl
Hoes, about the ins and outs of welding this robust alloy, which is favored for
aircraft and motorsports applications because of its strength-to-weight ratio
and other characteristics.
16 Bender Lubrication
Doing more with less (lubricant)
For tube and pipe bending operations, a common practice is to apply more
lubricant than necessary. An alternative practice, microlubrication, applies
the minimum amount of lubricant, eliminating waste and quite a few cleaning steps.
20 Corrosion Prevention
Combatting corrosion in piping installations
Although corrosion takes many forms, it has just a couple of causes. A principal cause is energy that flows from one metal to another by electrical current.
Preventing corrosion often is a matter of disrupting this unintended electrical
26 Digital Marketing
Strategies for succeeding in a digital world
Developing a solid web strategy might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have
to be. Understanding how potential customers search for products and services can help more customers find your company.
Two automobiles, one goal: Setting an official land speed record
Welder and fabricator.com blogger Josh Welton took a trip to England, and
apparently back in time, to learn about two high-performance vehicles.
Cover Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland