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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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IWDC names hardgoods product manager

March 2, 2015

The IWDC, Indianapolis, a cooperative of independent welding distributors, has hired Sean Norton as hardgoods product manager. In this role, he is responsible for driving profitable growth of key programs, vendor partner brands, and the Weldmark® brand. Norton previously spent 15 years at ESAB...

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nexAir acquires Welders Supply & Equipment Co.

February 25, 2015

Memphis, Tenn-.based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of welding and medical equipment, gases, and safety supplies with locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Ala....

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ESAB launches The ESAB Blog

February 25, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has introduced The ESAB Blog at www.esabna.com. The bi-weekly blog shares tips and product and technical information to help educate and inform visitors on such topics as arc welding, welding automation, plasma cutting, mechanized cutting, and filler...

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Next-generation skilled-welder training program set to launch

February 9, 2015

Milwaukee-based Super Steel has partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) to launch a collaborative welder skills development program to train and place the next generation of manufacturing talent in welding careers. This program is a part of the HCCW Welder Training...

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Arc-Zone.com seeks female welders to profile in blog column

February 5, 2015

Arc-Zone.com, Carlsbad, Calif., has announced it is looking for female welders to profile for the “New Rosies” column on the company’s blog at www.carmenelectrode.com. Since its inception in 2007 the column—named for Rosie the Riveter—has showcased various women working in many facets of...

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Fronius USA adds to staff

January 28, 2015

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a provider of equipment for manual and fully automatic welding applications, resistance spot welding, and cladding, has announced the addition of two staff members. Scott Hansen has been named area sales manager for its central region. He has more than 33 years of...

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Uniweld Products names international sales executive

January 26, 2015

HVAC/R tools and welding and cutting equipment provider Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed Mario Portillo as international sales executive, focusing on sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portillo most recently worked as a sales account executive...

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DOT Quality Services offers three new code compliance certifications

January 26, 2015

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based registrar specializing in U.S. certifications and codes, has announced that it now offers three new ANSI-accredited certifications. The first is for welding firms compliant to AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. This program can enhance welding...

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Uniweld undergoes factory expansion and shop floor automation upgrades

January 15, 2015

Uniweld, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has expanded its factory floor with the addition of new Takamazproduction machines and company staff. The firm also has increased factory production through the implementation of new shop floor automation procedures. Recent upgrades permit more control of...

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Magnatech appoints Northeast sales rep

January 5, 2015

East Granby, Conn.-based Magnatech has appointed Automated Arc Systems, a division of Pennsylvania Welding Supply Co., as its exclusive representative for the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Maryland. Magnatech manufactures equipment for orbital welding...

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Lincoln Electric acquires RealWeld Systems

November 19, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has acquired the assets of the privately held live arc welding training system manufacturer RealWeld Systems Inc. and the associated intellectual property from EWI. RealWeld Systems' RealWeld Trainer™ product offers...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. announces two staff appointments

November 18, 2014

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., a manufacturer of products and services for welding, metal forming, and cold spray applications, has appointed Steve Renaud to the new position of vice president of operations and named Jim Komar as general manager, Machinery Division. Renaud has nearly...

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Image Industries launches new website

October 30, 2014

Image Industries, Huntley, Ill., has launched a new website at www.imageindustries.com highlighting its stud welding products. Through its partnership with Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), the company has committed to learning and incorporating digital marketing best practices into...

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Marines to start nonprofit aimed at connecting veterans with the skilled trades

October 24, 2014

Veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps have rallied together to start the Guns to Arcs Program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Atlanta, aimed at connecting unemployed veterans with the welding industry and skilled trades. Launching its initial fundraising campaign on Jan. 7, 2015, the group hopes to...

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ESAB to be featured on “Two Guys Garage”

October 21, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., will be featured on MAVTV’s “Two Guys Garage” automotive aftermarket program on Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. During the 5 p.m. airing, ESAB will host a live question contest on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/esabna) and Twitter...

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