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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Kimberly-Clark Professional announces winners of Jackson Safety scholarships

October 21, 2016

Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga., has awarded Jackson Safety scholarships to three experienced welding instructors selected by the American Welding Society for their commitment to welding safety. The award winners are: Adam Lynnes, Lynnes Welding Training Inc., Fargo, N.D. Dayton...

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Autodarkening helmet features blue-optical coating technology for clarity

October 6, 2016

Weldcote Metals offers the UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmet. High-definition true-color filter optics allow the user to see the full spectrum of colors. Blue-optical coating technology provides optical clarity in a 12.93-sq.-in. viewing area.The helmet uses standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover...

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Welding equipment market expected to reach $19.1 billion by 2024

October 5, 2016

In a new report, "Welding Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016 -2024,” New York-based Persistence Market Research estimates the global welding equipment market will be valued at $10.5 billion by the end of 2016, with a CAGR of 7.9 percent from 2016 to 2024. Sustained...

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An Oktoberfest story for fabricators

October 5, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

Have you ever had anyone who owes you money offer to pay their debt with welding lessons? Kathy Walton did, and now she makes money using the skills she learned.

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GAWDA installs officers for 2016-2017

October 4, 2016

The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), Hollywood, Fla., has installed a new president, named a new executive committee member, and appointed three new vice presidents for service to the organization in the coming year.Mark Raimy, CEO of GAWDA member Welders Supply Co. - Raimy Corp....

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Adjusting to a new workspace

September 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton

After months looking for a new workspace following a move to Detroit, Josh Welton revisited a site he looked at a year ago. While this spot is not ideal for his operation, sometimes, out of necessity, you have to make do with what’s available. Adapting is a process.

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Still Building America—“When there is an opportunity, take it”

September 28, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Justin Webster’s fabricating career began as a spark ignited by his father, who advised him to take a welding class in his freshman year of high school. His journey did not take a linear path, but he now has his own shop and is living his dream. Here’s how he got there.

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Arc Welding 101: Understanding acceptable undercut

September 23, 2016 | By Paul Cameron

Q: I find myself rejecting a lot of welds. I don't want to fail them and find out that I misinterpreted something. When there are small amounts of undercut throughout the length of the weld, I'm still not clear on what AWS means by "... in 2 inches up to 12 inches" [AWS D1.1, Table 6.1(7)]. So I...

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Abicor Binzel to sell Weld Revolution torch

September 21, 2016

Abicor Binzel has partnered with Weld Revolution LLC to be a national seller of Weld Revolution’s SpinArc torch, a 400-amp, air-cooled machine torch with a rotating welding wire, designed for welding and cladding in pipe, plate, and structural manufacturing applications.The partnership gives...

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Miles ahead with design & welding

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

Fed up with waiting on his welding subcontractor, an owner of a landscape design company regained control and gets a creativity boost by learning how to weld.

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Catalog features GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

September 14, 2016

D/F has released a new product catalog featuring its GMAW and GTAW equipment.The literature also highlights accessories and...

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Miller, Hobart to host Welding and Heating Technology Conference Sept. 21

September 8, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart, in conjunction with E.H. Wachs, will host the third annual Welding and Heating Technology Conference at the ITW Welding Technology Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. This free event will feature educational seminars with keynote speakers, panel and roundtable...

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Weld process advancements

September 7, 2016 | By Dave Almy, Ed Crum

Welding process technology continually evolves. Here’s a look at some advanced processes that might make a significant difference in your operation.

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You can’t judge a weld by its photo

August 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton

You may be able to tell certain things from a photo, but not everything. No one knows that better than Josh Welton, whose weld photos garner a lot of attention and feedback.

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5 things you need to know about modern stick welding

August 29, 2016 | By Dwight Myers, Jay Ginder

Shielded metal arc welding doesn't grab the headlines with regular announcements about technological advancements, but that doesn't mean it's not an important welding process for industry. Here are 5 things that will remind you why stick welding is a staple in heavy fabrication settings around the world.

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