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.
April 15, 2015
Bitten by the welding bug as a child, Trenton Bennett progressed in his craft and mastered TIG welding to become the lead fabricator at a large dairy plant in Ohio. As skilled as he is, he wants to be better. And he wants the older welders to cut the young guys some slack. “Everyone starts somewhere.”
April 13, 2015
Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., has released "Welding Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 -2020.” According to the report, the global welding products market, valued at $17.47 billion in 2013, is expected to reach $23.78 billion...
April 9, 2015
Forney Industries has introduced six new welding machines: 140 MP, 190 MP, 140 MIG, 190 MIG, 210 MIG, and 270 MIG. The 210 MIG and 270 MIG machines are designed with increased output for welding a variety of thicker, larger materials. The MP multiprocess welding machines offer GMAW, SMAW, and...
April 9, 2015
Fronius has introduced the AccuPocket 150/400 battery-powered GTAW system. It offers touchdown ignition, TIG Comfort Stop (TCS), and two- and four-step switchover to facilitate the welding of thin sheets. The unit’s GTAW pulse function helps reduce heat input, improve gap-bridging ability,...
April 9, 2015
Shapiro & Duncan Inc., a third-generation mechanical contractor serving the mid-Atlantic region offers some tips for building an engaged and talented welding team.
April 7, 2015
Jeremy McGrath, a Supercross racer making the transition to off-road truck racing, recently set up a state-of-the-art motorsports welding shop geared toward component builds and repair work. If you’re setting up a motorsports welding and fabrication shop for the first time, there are some vital pieces of equipment that will help you be successful. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to be a renowned off-road truck racer to have a professional-grade motorsports fabrication shop.
April 6, 2015
The International Titanium Association and EWI have released a DVD about the welding of titanium. The DVD demonstrates welding techniques used routinely by fabricators in the shop and field to construct pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and chemical and food processing equipment from...
March 26, 2015
Understanding the submerged arc welding process, and the overall equipment needs, and selecting the proper wire and flux combination for the application can help an operation realize its full potential.
March 26, 2015
What does it take to make it in this ultracompetitive world where your work is heavily scrutinized, your time is not your own, and all the while you have a driver’s life in your hands? It requires incredible skill, yes, but there are other qualities you must possess and things you must accomplish. To be successful at one of racing’s top teams requires more than just welding ability. It requires an unparalleled dedication to the sport and to your craft. With that dedication, however, sometimes comes sacrifice.
March 24, 2015
Castolin Eutectic has introduced two new groups of welding equipment to the European market. The XuperArc series comprises three models at 320, 400, and 500 amps with advanced touchscreen control. These multitasking machines, suitable for GMAW, GTAW, and MMAW, are designed for joining, repair,...
March 23, 2015
The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has revamped its website at www.aws.org. At a glance on the home page, visitors can view upcoming events, featured resources, and quick links to areas of special interest. A new search function facilitates quick access to information. The top menu...
March 19, 2015
School boards across the country considering canceling shop classes need to hear from students like Lexi Noonan, a young welder who would have been “absolutely lost” if she had graduated from high school without learning a trade.