Arc Welding News

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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Lincoln Electric announces 2017 training seminar and workshop schedule

March 27, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric’s Welding School and Technical Training department has released its 2017 schedule of single- and multiday training courses. Welding Educator’s Workshop: Original – July 10-14, Advanced – July 31-Aug. 4 Beyond the Booth (Welding Instructor Best...

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Welding products market to reach $19.7 billion by 2025

March 14, 2017

The global welding products market is projected to reach a market size of $19.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc., San Francisco, with growth driven by rising demand from the Asia Pacific region.Increasing investments in infrastructure development, especially in...

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Final beam placed on Lincoln Electric’s new welding training center

March 8, 2017

Construction on Lincoln Electric’s new, $30 million Welding Technology Center project continues to progress toward a projected 2017 opening. Crews placed the final beam on Feb. 8, completing the structural frame of the building on the company’s Euclid, Ohio, campus. When the new training center...

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Lincoln Electric enters negotiations to acquire Air Liquide Welding

March 6, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding and entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Air Liquide’s subsidiary, Air Liquide Welding.The proposed acquisition is subject to a definitive agreement between the parties and customary conditions and...

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Koike Aronson names CEO

March 2, 2017

Koike Aronson, an Arcade, N.Y.-based manufacturer of metal cutting and welding positioning equipment, has named President/COO James McAuliffe Jr. as CEO of the company. He succeeds Jerry Leary, who has retired after leading the firm since 2002.McAuliffe joined the company in 2016. He has extensive...

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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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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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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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Praesidian Capital exits $8.5 million investment in Arc Machines

January 10, 2017

New York-based Praesidian Capital, a provider of senior and subordinated capital for small and midsized businesses, has exited its $8.5 million investment in Arc Machines Inc., a Pacoima, Calif., manufacturer of automated orbital welding equipment. The investment was made initially to support a...

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Lincoln Electric general counsel to retire; successor named

December 16, 2016

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has announced that Frederick G. Stueber will retire from the company as executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary in April 2017 after 22 years in that position. Stueber’s retirement caps a 36-year career in law. Before joining the company,...

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