2007, as the American Welding Society President (a volunteer position,) Mr.
Uttrachi gave the Keynote Speech in Technical Conferences in Peru, Denmark
and South Korea. (He also visited China, Japan, Croatia, France and
the UK as the AWS ambassador and gave 20 AWS Section talks in the USA!)
fabricators and welding researchers from around the world heard his
technical presentation regarding Optimizing MIG Shielding Gas Use,
Eliminating Waste and Improving Weld Start Quality. Although it
contained a bit more math than is presented on this site, the "Bottom Line"
is the same all over the world. They are wasting considerable
shielding gas and not getting weld start quality that is possible!
An interesting question was asked at
one conference. Click to see what is was and the answer!