Arc Welding

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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Adjusting to a new workspace

September 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton

After months looking for a new workspace following a move to Detroit, Josh Welton revisited a site he looked at a year ago. While this spot is not ideal for his operation, sometimes, out of necessity, you have to make do with what’s available. Adapting is a process.

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Still Building America—“When there is an opportunity, take it”

September 28, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Justin Webster’s fabricating career began as a spark ignited by his father, who advised him to take a welding class in his freshman year of high school. His journey did not take a linear path, but he now has his own shop and is living his dream. Here’s how he got there.

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Arc Welding 101: Understanding acceptable undercut

September 23, 2016 | By Paul Cameron

Q: I find myself rejecting a lot of welds. I don't want to fail them and find out that I misinterpreted something. When there are small amounts of undercut throughout the length of the weld, I'm still not clear on what AWS means by "... in 2 inches up to 12 inches" [AWS D1.1, Table 6.1(7)]. So I...

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Abicor Binzel to sell Weld Revolution torch

September 21, 2016

Abicor Binzel has partnered with Weld Revolution LLC to be a national seller of Weld Revolution’s SpinArc torch, a 400-amp, air-cooled machine torch with a rotating welding wire, designed for welding and cladding in pipe, plate, and structural manufacturing applications.The partnership gives...

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Miles ahead with design & welding

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

Fed up with waiting on his welding subcontractor, an owner of a landscape design company regained control and gets a creativity boost by learning how to weld.

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Catalog features GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

September 14, 2016

D/F has released a new product catalog featuring its GMAW and GTAW equipment.The literature also highlights accessories and...

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Miller, Hobart to host Welding and Heating Technology Conference Sept. 21

September 8, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart, in conjunction with E.H. Wachs, will host the third annual Welding and Heating Technology Conference at the ITW Welding Technology Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. This free event will feature educational seminars with keynote speakers, panel and roundtable...

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Weld process advancements

September 7, 2016 | By Dave Almy, Ed Crum

Welding process technology continually evolves. Here’s a look at some advanced processes that might make a significant difference in your operation.

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You can’t judge a weld by its photo

August 29, 2016 | By Josh Welton

You may be able to tell certain things from a photo, but not everything. No one knows that better than Josh Welton, whose weld photos garner a lot of attention and feedback.

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5 things you need to know about modern stick welding

August 29, 2016 | By Dwight Myers, Jay Ginder

Shielded metal arc welding doesn't grab the headlines with regular announcements about technological advancements, but that doesn't mean it's not an important welding process for industry. Here are 5 things that will remind you why stick welding is a staple in heavy fabrication settings around the world.

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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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Still Building America—How one welder helps keep our world safer

August 25, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Welders work on all sorts of projects. Sometimes their efforts keep us safe in ways we probably never think about. Meet Devin March and learn about his contributions to our safety.

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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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Robot deposits welds in high gear with Tip TIG

August 17, 2016 | By Tim Heston

A new robot welding cell incorporates TIP TIG, a hot-wire welding process that feeds an oscillating wire under a tungsten electrode. In some applications, the method reportedly allows the robot to weld at speeds close to those of gas metal arc welding.

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