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Practical Welding Exercise

Step Back Technique

Animation of step back technique

This technique involves a continual stalling of the forward travel motion by traveling backwards slightly, into the previous deposited weld. This technique has two particular functions;

it helps improve the final microstructure, by reducing the solidification rate of the weld puddle and increases throat thickness.

The 2 essential types of angle are shown below: Always remember to assert your lead angle before your slope angle.


Animation of lead angle


Animation of slope angle