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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    I think it's going to be more like Burn-E.

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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    Damn it Jim, I'm only a welder... LOL
    It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    I was hoping the JB Welding techniques would have improved enough by then...
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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    In one of the original episodes where they visit 20th century Earth, Spock explains that the Air Force jet doing a fly-by may be armed with nuclear missies. He says since the shields are down such a missile might damage the ship. The key word there is might. Seems to me such a ship’s hull would require a pretty high amp welding machine for repair work. I’m going to agree with the dilithium-powered solution.

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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    Astronauts say that outer-space smells like charred meat and welding fumes -- proof that god's a guy, imo! He could have made the place smell like flowers, or a brisk Autumn morning, but noooo he went with what is best in life -- meat on the grill and a project in the garage that's getting some lovin'!!

    Considering that the hull of the ship would be at seriously cold temperatures, has anyone considered that the weld bead would have some serious HAZ? Trying to fuse frozen metal with molten metal is going be tricky, shielding gas or not.

    What's the protocol for welding in the Arctic?



    And you know there are going to be some Hotrodders out there who can't afford all those fancy shields like Star Fleet has.

    What's your hard-facing rod of choice when it comes to fending off Romulan phasers, interstellar micro-meteors and the like? Think Stoody 31 will be good enough? Want a solid coat, or better to break up the surface so the electrons can build up in between to act as a molecular dampening field?

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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I was hoping the JB Welding techniques would have improved enough by then...
    LMAO

    I'm sure tri lithium crystals will be available soon but duct tape and JB weld are good to go.

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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    They’re stick welding on Star Trek because in the mid-21st century
    Airgas bought up all the compressed gas manufacturers and
    distributors and jacked prices up to the point that mig and tig
    became too expensive.Welding machine manufacturers improved
    stick welding technology. Later Miller’s Dial-quark 3 million became
    very popular because of it’s ability to run E60010.
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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    Was that di-lithium positive or negative. I have a hard time remembering. Would the stinger be Solar Bluetooth wireless?

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    Re: Welding on Star Trek

    Dunno whether anybody posted this, but I just saw it. You don't need any heat to weld some metals in outer space...just clean metal and pressure!

    (Doesn't work with metals containing carbon, though, so no welding steel spaceships.)

    https://interestingengineering.com/c...s-without-heat


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