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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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DeWys Mfg. names weld engineer

November 23, 2015

Metal fabrication firm DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has hired Ryan Crandell as weld engineer overseeing all manual and robotic weld processes. Crandell has a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology and an associate degree in welding technology from Ferris State University, as...

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Miller, SkillsUSA announce winner of $40,000 scholarship

November 20, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based arc welding products manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced that Andrew Cardin of Sutton, Mass., has received a $40,000 scholarship for earning the welding spot on the 2015 SkillsUSA World Team. The Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship...

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Lincoln Electric welding machine wins 2015 SEMA Global Media Award

November 17, 2015

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that its new Square Wave® TIG 200 welding machine has won a Global Media Award (GMA) from the 2015 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). Automotive journalists from 15 countries throughout Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America...

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Miller announces acquisition of Impact Eng.

November 4, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products in Appleton, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Impact Eng. of Jackson, Mich., a manufacturer of weld data monitoring systems. Impact Eng. has previously partnered with Miller on welding information product development. As...

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Arc Applications Inc. announces staff addition

October 30, 2015

Arc Applications Inc., York, Pa., has announced the hiring of Jason R. Rausch. He has a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering from The Ohio State University. Rausch brings to the company experience in production and procedure development for industries including oil and gas and heavy...

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Lincoln Electric to invest $30 million in Ohio welding technology center

October 30, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has announced plans to invest about $30 million in a new welding technology center on its Euclid, Ohio, campus. The center will focus on the training of welding educators and industry leaders to address the rising demand for...

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College of DuPage introduces welding technology degree program

October 29, 2015

College of DuPage (COD), Glen Ellyn, Ill., has launched a new welding technology degree program to prepare students to earn credentials from the American Welding Society (AWS). Recently approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the program trains graduates for occupations in production,...

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Merrill Institute’s manager of operations receives 2015 Excellence in Welding Award

October 27, 2015

Alma, Mich.-based educational welding organization Merrill Institute has announced that Jason North, manager of operations and industrial training, has received the 2015 Excellence in Welding Award for his dedication to promoting the image of welding in his community. The award is issued by the...

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Praxair Skills Pipeline students graduate from Louisiana colleges

October 23, 2015

Danbury, Conn.-based Praxair Inc. has announced that nearly 100 welding students are graduating from the company’s inaugural Skills Pipeline program in Louisiana. The company will continue to support the program in 2016 through the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)....

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Coldwater Machine named exclusive distributor for Avant Garde Technology

October 21, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., a manufacturer of specialized equipment and solid-state welding/joining systems in Coldwater, Ohio, has established a business agreement with Avant Garde Technology, Lake Mary, Fla., providing Coldwater exclusive sales representation and turnkey manufacturing rights to Avant...

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Women welders get start in ironworker preapprenticeship program

October 8, 2015

Seventeen women recently graduated from a preapprenticeship class in the University of Iron, the apprenticeship program of the Iron Workers District Council of the State of California and Vicinity, Benicia, Calif. The women attended classes six days a week for three weeks, working nine hours a...

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Uniweld regional sales manager to receive AWS Life Member Certificate

October 7, 2015

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Uniweld has announced that Regional Sales Manager Thomas McCormack has been named the recipient of an AWS Life Member Certificate. McCormack, a longtime member of AWS, joined Uniweld more than 15 years ago. The company manufactures tools for the HVAC/R industry, as...

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Nominations invited for The Welding Institute Annual Awards 2016

October 5, 2015

Nominations are being accepted for a series of awards from The Welding Institute, Cambridge, U.K., to recognize outstanding achievements in welding, joining, and related technologies. Award categories are:The Brooker Award – to recognize a person’s individual contribution to the science,...

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Weld-Ed to roll out Mobile Welder Training Center Oct. 7

September 30, 2015

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) will roll out its new Mobile Welder Training Center on Oct. 7 at 5:00 p.m. at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. The 48-ft., self-contained trailer is equipped with eight welding stations that offer on-site customized...

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Fronius announces staff changes

September 29, 2015

Welding technology provider Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., has announced two staff additions and one promotion. Gary Holbrook has been hired as area sales manager for Texas. He has been in the welding industry since 1978, working at such companies as Linde and Oxygen Service. He owned his own...

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