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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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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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology opens learning facility on Ohio campus

December 12, 2016

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has opened the Next Generation Welder Learning Facility on its Troy, Ohio, campus. The more than 16,000-sq.-ft. building began hosting classes in late October 2016. The new facility features three classrooms that seat up to 120 students and contain...

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Asia Pacific remains most lucrative market for welding equipment, says report

November 29, 2016

According to a report published by persistence market research (PMR), the global market for welding equipment is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 7 percent during the forecast period 2016 to 2024. By the end of 2016, the market is estimated to surpass $10.4 billion. The Asia Pacific, the most...

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Miller Electric integrates Jetline welding automation products into Miller brand

November 21, 2016

Arc welding product manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the integration of welding automation products from Jetline Eng. Inc. into the Miller brand. Jetline Eng. Inc. now is branded Jetline by Miller. Jetline was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2000 and...

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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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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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