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To learn about an important plasma used in manufacturing, visit MIT's Plasmas for Welding. The text describes the arc, which is a plasma, and explains how the arc and the metal to be welded are part of an electric circuit. With photos, the site shows how high-power welding machines cut openings in large sheets of metal.
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Keywords: arc, welding
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 5, 2006 by Ed Lee
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Plasmas for Welding, (Coalition for Plasma Science, Cambridge, 2005), <>.
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Plasmas for Welding. (2005, March 5). Retrieved July 28, 2016, from Coalition for Plasma Science:
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Coalition for Plasma Science. Plasmas for Welding. Cambridge: Coalition for Plasma Science, March 5, 2005. (accessed 28 July 2016).
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Plasmas for Welding. Cambridge: Coalition for Plasma Science, 2005. 5 Mar. 2005. 28 July 2016 <>.
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