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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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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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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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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Miles ahead with design and welding

August 4, 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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New technology enhances ability

August 4, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Change, even for the better, often meets with resistance. If you are skilled at your trade, why do you need newer technology? Here’s why.

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Overcoming nerves to spread the gospel of metal

August 2, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Being nervous in day-to-day interactions can be problematic, more so for some than others. It’s amazing how conversing about something you have a passion for can send nerves packing.

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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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SMAW/GTAW inverter line expanded

August 1, 2016

ESAB now offers an expanded line of single-phase SMAW/GTAW and AC/DC GTAW/SMAW inverters. Previously sold under the Thermal Arc and Tweco brands, the inverters now are labeled ET, ES, and Fabricator® series. The company also has introduced the ET 141i AC/DC, which it says is the first 120-V...

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New-school knowledge transfer

July 27, 2016 | By Dan Davis

Three welders embrace all aspects of digital communication as they share welding tips and tricks.

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