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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Miller launches We Build campaign, sweepstakes

July 16, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products in Appleton, Wis., has introduced the new We Build campaign. Participants submit a photo at www.millerwelds.com/webuild of what they have built with Miller equipment. Every month the company randomly selects 10 winners from the...

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ASME certification

Building your first ASME code vessel, start to finish

July 16, 2013

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Taking your shop to the next level might involve ASME certification. Just what does this entail? It begins with an agency.

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Welding helmet has adjustable 4/9-13 ADF integrated into 180-degree viewing lens

July 15, 2013

Save Phace has introduced two new additions to its Extreme Face Protector (EFP) series of welding helmets: the Tagged series and the Imposter series. The Tagged series is custom-airbrushed by hand. It offers an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter (ADF) integrated into a 180-degree viewing...

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Accepting the torch, carrying a legacy - TheFabricator.com

Accepting the torch, carrying a legacy

July 12, 2013

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Scott Schreiber, head welding instructor at Green River Community College, Auburn, Wash., possesses an innate ability to connect with his students, a tenacious drive for excellence and continuous improvement, ingenuity, and a commitment to improving the welding trade. It is for these reasons and many more that Schreiber is the 2013 PWTeacher of the Year.

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GMAW gun delivers high impact resistance - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gun delivers high impact resistance

July 11, 2013

Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has launched the Tweco Classic Number 4 GMAW gun, an enhancement of the Tweco Number 4. Changes include high-impact-resistant materials, an interlocking handle design for toughness, an angled trigger, and modernized lines. The air-cooled GMAW gun...

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Two slings, controlled rotation increase welding manipulator safety

July 11, 2013

Stewart Eng. & Sales Co. offers Stewart overhead welding manipulators in three configurations: air-powered with 10- or 20-ton capacity and electric-powered with 10-ton capacity. The typical arrangement includes a powered drive unit and an idler unit using two hoists in tandem. The weldment is...

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Power source designed for heavy equipment, transportation applications - TheFabricator.com

Power source designed for heavy equipment, transportation applications

July 11, 2013

The new Power Wave® S700 welder from Lincoln Electric delivers flexible configurations and more welding power for welding in high-duty-cycle applications and thick materials. Recommended for use with 0.0625-in. and higher welding wire diameters, the multiprocess unit can be used in...

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Weldcote hires executive VP

July 11, 2013

Weldcote Metals, Kings Mountain, N.C., has named Pete Gallagher as executive vice president. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and expanding the business. Gallagher has 30 years of experience in all aspects of gas and welding distribution, having served as a distributor, manufacturer, and...

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Matheson supports SkillsUSA competition

July 11, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., recently participated in the annual SkillsUSA Championship Competition held in Kansas City, Mo. The company is the main sponsor of the welding competitions at the annual championships, which this year hosted more than 5,900 students participating in 94 contest events,...

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Dual reel accommodates grounding, arc welding leads - TheFabricator.com

Dual reel accommodates grounding, arc welding leads

July 10, 2013

Hannay Reels offers the TWCR dual arc welding reel, designed to handle and protect both grounding and arc welding leads on the same reel unit. The reel, which features two spools to hold separate lengths of welding cable, is equipped with a pinion brake and a gear-driven manual crank rewind with...

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SMAW glove resists cuts - TheFabricator.com

SMAW glove resists cuts

July 8, 2013

John Tillman Co. has introduced a cut-resistant SMAW glove. The 1080K features side-split cowhide with a cotton/foam lining for moisture absorption and heat protection. An additional Kevlar® palm lining provides cut protection and meets ANSI cut resistance level 2. Kevlar stitching and...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number

June 26, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to customer service and technical support for the companies’...

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Weld.com launches new forum, welding contests

June 18, 2013

Weld.com has added a Weekend Warriors forum to its site. In the forum's monthly welders' contest, participants compete for prizes such as welding machines, helmets, and accessories. Currently the forum is running a contest that challenges users to submit their best welding cart design. The design...

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Welding cables, cords offered

June 18, 2013

Matheson has expanded its Select® line of welding products to include premium-quality welding cables and assemblies, extension cords, and jumper cables. They are available in bulk spooled lengths of 250 and 500 ft. The weld assemblies are precut, shrink-wrapped, and ready to use. Available in a...

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Miller Electric introduces robotic welding cell rental program

June 13, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has introduced a new robotic welding cell rental program designed to help reduce the risk for companies that are interested in trying robotic welding technology. The program also is suitable for companies that receive contract work for short runs of parts...

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