Who invented welding machine?
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- Hari PrakashNov 5, 2013
Elihu Thompson. He began working in 1885 to develop an electric machine for welding. He used a transformer and copper cable. He fitted the ends of the copper cable with clamps that were strong enough to hold the two pieces of metal that he was trying to weld, together. He then used the transformer to send a strong current through the metal. The current created heat high enough to melt the ends of the copper cables. The melted copper ran together and when it cooled, it was permanently welded into one piece of cable. Thus the first welding machine was invented. But according to PatentStorm.com, the electric welding machine uses a variable resistor to control a transformer and an inductor to maintain the electric arc stiff during welding. It was invented by Guo M. Guo and, according to PatentStorm.com; he filed a patent application in 1995.
- eAnswers...Nov 5, 2013
The English engineer and inventor, Elihu Thomson has developed many electrical machines including a welding machine. He was born on 29th March, 1853 in Manchester, England and was awarded with various awards including the Rumford Prize and Edison Medal for his inventions. He is the founder of the Thomson-Houston Company that has changed its name in 1892 to General Electric Company.
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