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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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Sumig USA hires director of business development

August 25, 2016

Sumig USA, Celebration, Fla., has added Steve Saumier as director of business development to its management team. He has more than 30 years of experience, with an in-depth knowledge of the North American welding marketplace, distribution focus, and an understanding of metal manufacturers’ needs....

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Welding equipment, accessories, and consumables market to be worth $24 billion by 2021

August 25, 2016

MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, has published a report, "Welding Equipment, Accessories, and Consumables Market by Technology (Arc Welding and Oxy-Fuel Welding), Equipment Type (Welding Electrode, Filler Metal, and Oxy-fuel Gas), Accessory, Consumable, End-Use Industry, and Region - Global Forecast...

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Fronius Perfect Welding Division under new management

August 24, 2016

Fronius Intl. GmbH has named Harald Scherleitner as the new head of its Perfect Welding Division. He succeeds Wolfgang Lattner, who plans to retire in 2017. Scherleitner has been with the company since 1994 and has spent the last eight years as head of the Perfect Charging Division. He began his...

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ESAB names AGT Robotics as first North American automation partner

August 12, 2016

Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has announced that AGT Robotics, Trois-Rivières, Que., has become its first North American automation partner in its Integrator Partnership Program. Under the arrangement, ESAB provides AGT Robotics with deep access to ESAB’s technical,...

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IWDC hires distribution center operations manager

August 11, 2016

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has hired Eric Schwamberger as distribution center operations manager. In this role, he is responsible for installing supply chain best practices to drive service level, efficiency, and productivity gains in the company’s Indianapolis and...

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AWS releases new technical standards

August 10, 2016

Miami-based American Welding Society (AWS) has released two new technical standards. AWS C2.20/C2.20M:2016, Specification for Thermal Spraying Zinc Anodes on Steel Reinforced Concrete, covers the application of zinc thermal spray coatings to steel-reinforced concrete using arc and flame spray...

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ESAB announces promotion to win a multiprocess welding system

August 1, 2016

Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced its “No Road. No Map. No Problem.” promotion, which offers an opportunity to win an ESAB Rebel™ EMP 215ic multiprocess welding system. The promotion runs from July 29 to Oct. 20. To enter, go to ESAB.com/offroadgiveaway....

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Lincoln Electric names VP finance, Americas Welding

July 8, 2016

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, and brazing and soldering alloys, has promoted Daniel E. McMillin Jr. to vice president finance of the Americas Welding segment. He succeeds John...

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Lincoln Electric names president, business development for Americas welding

July 7, 2016

The Lincoln Electric Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, and brazing and soldering alloys in Cleveland, has promoted John T. Bronstrup to the newly created position of president, business development for the Americas...

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Lincoln Electric names executive VP/CIO

June 22, 2016

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, a manufacturer of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment, and brazing and soldering alloys, has promoted Michele R. Kuhrt to executive vice president and CIO, effective July 1, 2016. She joined the company in 1997...

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Merrill Institute accepts VA education benefits to cover welding program tuition

June 16, 2016

Merrill Institute, Alma, Mich., has announced that U.S. veterans can use their VA education benefits to cover tuition costs for its 12-week, 522-hour welding program. Because the program is an AWS SENSE Level 1 program, successful graduates receive AWS certification. The welding program includes...

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ESAB promotion to give away multiprocess welding machine

May 23, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has launched its Rebel™ to the Rescue promotion, which offers participants an opportunity to win an ESAB Rebel EMP 215ic multiprocess welding system. The promotion continues until July 10, 2016. The promotion stems from the May 22 episode of...

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Pemamek Ltd. to expand

May 10, 2016

Welding and production automation company Pemamek Ltd. has announced plans to expand its production premises in Loimaa, Finland. The new facilities will enable the company to improve deliveries of its laser welding and intelligent robot systems. The expansion is expected to be complete by the end...

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Hobart Institute hires new staff members

May 4, 2016

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the hiring of two new employees. Brian Sheward has joined the company to teach students in the structural welding program and the combination structural and pipe welding program. A graduate of Hobart Institute, he has more than 25...

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ESAB announces winners of 2015 student cutting, welding, and essay contest

April 8, 2016

Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the six winners of its 2015 “A Cut Above” contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. Three individual winners won a $250 cash prize for their essays describing how cutting...

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