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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Straight oxyfuel cutting torch handle designed for comfort, durability - TheFabricator.com

Straight oxyfuel cutting torch handle designed for comfort, durability

December 6, 2013

Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Victor® ST400 straight torch. It incorporates the patented Victor 400 series contoured handle, which uses Zamak high-strength, engineered, zinc-aluminum alloy to resist deformation, and features an ergonomic shape to help improve operator...

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Stainless steel gates blend security, aesthetics - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel gates blend security, aesthetics

December 6, 2013

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When a well-known architect was hired to design student housing complex at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), she teamed up with Lisa Schirmer and a fabricator to develop a fence-and-gate system that would look good, invoke local flora, and provide security for the residents. The result is part fence, part art.

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Tackling thin aluminum with GTAW for the first time - TheFabricator.com

Tackling thin aluminum with GTAW for the first time

December 5, 2013

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A welder tackling gas tungsten arc welding of thin aluminum for the first time might find it more difficult, but in reality, it's just different from the gas metal arc welding that he or she originally learned. Following these guidelines can help the welder make a smooth transition into thin aluminum welding.

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Koike Aronson, Miller Electric enter strategic agreement

December 4, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., and Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., have entered into a strategic partnership agreement under which Koike distributes Miller products for SAW, automated GMAW, automated FCAW, and electroslag welding throughout North, South, and Central America....

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Uniweld Products Inc. enters partnership with Khusheim Industrial Equipment

December 4, 2013

Uniweld Products Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based manufacturer of oxyfuel welding and cutting equipment and accessories, has entered into a partnership with Khusheim Industrial Equipment for distribution of Uniweld products throughout Saudi Arabia. Khusheim Industrial Equipment is a subsidiary...

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Welding robot offers improved welding speed - TheFabricator.com

Welding robot offers improved welding speed

December 4, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman offers the new 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot, which features a 6-kg payload. The wrist hole is 23 percent larger than the MA1400 model, and the robot is up to 15 percent faster. A new contoured arm structure reduces interference by enlarging the close-range motion area of the...

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Solar Atmospheres names leader for southeastern U.S. expansion - TheFabricator.com

Solar Atmospheres names leader for southeastern U.S. expansion

December 3, 2013

Solar Atmospheres, a provider of commercial vacuum heat-treating services based in Souderton, Pa., has tapped Stephen Prout to oversee its expansion into the southeastern U.S. within the next three to five years. His first task is site acquisition. The company currently has two vacuum...

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Lowering the learning curve - TheFabricator.com

Lowering the learning curve

November 27, 2013

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A Pennsylvania crane fabricator relies on virtual weld training to kick-start weld training for new hires.

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Monitoring tool captures real-time arc-on, deposition, and welding output info - TheFabricator.com

Monitoring tool captures real-time arc-on, deposition, and welding output info

November 26, 2013

A new Internet-based industrial welding information management system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. provides real-time data from the weld cell. Insight Core™ automatically collects and reports arc-on time, arc starts, and quality performance based on amperage and voltage. The system is...

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Weldcraft GTAW torches, accessories become part of Miller brand

November 20, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the consolidation of the GTAW torch and accessory lines from Weldcraft under the Miller brand. The torches and accessories continue to carry the Weldcraft name after the consolidation and continue to be made in Appleton, Wis. The Miller name is being added on...

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Welding system module allows welding process customization - TheFabricator.com

Welding system module allows welding process customization

November 18, 2013

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Power Wave® Advanced module with AC welding capability to run aluminum processes. The welding system module performs several processes: SMAW, GMAW, pulsed GMAW, GTAW, and Surface Tension Transfer® (STT®). STT is a controlled GMAW...

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Robolution GMBH

November 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robolution GmbH, a leading European provider of robotic arc welding systems. Based outside of Frankfurt, Germany, the company serves a number of leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers....

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Lincoln Electric's Tennessee Rand receives 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award

November 18, 2013

The Tennessee Rand group of The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has been recognized by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) with the 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award for a continuing commitment to customers and enhanced contribution to Tennessee’s small businesses. By...

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GTAW torch redesigned - TheFabricator.com

GTAW torch redesigned

November 18, 2013

Parweld's new Eco-Grip GTAW torch features an ergonomic handle, replacing the previous barrel style. A new finger location has been added to the base of the handle to offer greater comfort at the bottom and top of the torch. An integrated ball joint has been added to help improve flexibility...

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Switching from SMAW to self-shielded FCAW? - TheFabricator.com

Switching from SMAW to self-shielded FCAW?

November 18, 2013

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If you are considering making the change to self-shielded FCAW from SMAW, remember to consider the proactive measures you’ll need to take to make that transition successful. It’s important to have a solid understanding of the characteristics and operating requirements of the new filler metal being used to weld successfully with it.

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