Arc Welding

The arc welding technology area focuses on the most commonly used arc welding processes, mainly GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG, SMAW/stick, and plasma. The articles and press releases cover processes and power sources, plus all of the related items—electrodes and wire, wire feeders, fixtures, manipulators, positioners, and power sources. If you need information on personal protective gear, ventilation systems, and safety practices for welders, see our Safety coverage area.

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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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PIT Weld U graduates first class of general welding students

February 13, 2017

The first class of students to attend Performance Instruction and Training’s PIT Weld U Powered by Miller Welders course have completed the 176-hour course.The new course covers welding safety and includes three primary skill sets: metal cutting, GMAW, and GTAW. Students will be ready for state...

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UTI welding and CNC machining programs approved by U.S. Dept. of Education

February 10, 2017

Universal Technical Institute Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of transportation industry technician training, has received approval from the U.S. Dept. of Education to launch welding technology and CNC machining programs. CNC machining classes begin in fall 2017 at the company's NASCAR...

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Catalog highlights welding and cutting products

February 6, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has released its 2017 catalog of welding and cutting products. The literature highlights such products as Auto-Continuum™ systems for automated welding, the Multimatic™ 215 GMAW/GTAW/SMAW machine, the Maxstar® 161 portable GTAW/SMAW machine, Insight ArcAgent™ Premium...

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Abicor Binzel hires key accounts manager – automotive

February 3, 2017

Abicor Binzel, a provider of manual and robotic welding torches and accessories in Frederick, Md., has hired Jason Jamiel as the new key accounts manager – automotive serving automotive manufacturing and Tier 1 suppliers.Jamiel has three decades of experience in the welding and robotics industry,...

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Leaving Detroit

February 1, 2017 | By Vicki Bell

When life dumps lemons on you the size of boulders, you have to find a way out from under them before you can even begin to think about making lemonade. If this is a learning experience, what are the lessons to be learned, and where is that proverbial silver lining? Josh Welton might be able to answer those questions, if not now, eventually.

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Arc Welding 101: WPS & PQR for dummies

January 30, 2017 | By Paul Cameron

Paul Cameron explains the important elements of developing a WPS or PQR for weld inspecting.

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A trophy fit for Titletown

January 27, 2017 | By Amanda Carlson

A Wisconsin metal fabricator created a 10-ft. replica of the Lombardi Trophy and mounted it in the yard outside of its Green Bay-based tailgate house. Why? Because Packer freedom is a way of life.

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GTAW/SMAW power sources weld material up to 5/8 in. thick

January 23, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the addition of two new GTAW power sources. They deliver up to 400 amps of output power for GTAW and SMAW in such applications as pipe and tube fabrication, precision fabrication, and exotic material fabrication. The Dynasty 400 AC/DC power source welds up to...

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GMAW for beginners

January 20, 2017 | By Adam Urbano, Rhonda Zatezalo

Even though GMAW is relatively simple process to execute in comparison to other welding processes, there are a lot of moving parts that will either make or break your weld. New welders have a lot to consider, including understanding the base metal, the type of weld necessary, how to set up the machine, and how the best to lay the bead. Knowing which is best for the application is often part of the challenge.

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Lincoln Tech launches welding training programs in Texas, Tennessee

January 18, 2017

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, a provider of specialized technical training, has introduced two new training options for spring 2017. A welding technology program now is available in Nashville, and the Grand Prairie, Texas, campus—an AWS Educational Institute...

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Former Lincoln Electric CEO dies

January 17, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric, a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, has announced that former CEO Donald F. Hastings died Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 88. He worked for the company for 44 years, joining in 1953 as a...

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Lincoln Electric Employee of the Century dies at 99

January 13, 2017

Welding industry pioneer and Lincoln Electric’s Employee of the Century, Omer W. Blodgett, died on Jan. 11, 2017, at age 99. A world-renowned authority on the design of welded connections, he spent 60 years working at Lincoln Electric, retiring as a senior design consultant. Blodgett became...

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GAWDA offering scholarships for welding career studies 2017

January 13, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Foundation, Hollywood, Fla., is continuing its scholarship program, an initiative that awards tuition assistance funds to young people who are following educational paths that can lead them to careers in the...

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SMAW unit’s digital control adjusts power source to suit welding electrode

January 13, 2017

TransPocket 180 from Fronius is a new-generation, single-phase, 180-amp SMAW machine. A digital resonance inverter allows a large number of stick electrode types to be used. Power Factor Correction technology helps make the machine energy-efficient. The hand-held welding torch is designed primarily...

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