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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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Lightweight GTAW machines weld material up to 0.375 in. thick

January 7, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Dynasty® 280 and Maxstar® 280 GTAW/SMAW-capable machines. They can weld metal up to 0.375 in. thick, but are more lightweight and portable and use less energy than machines with similar output capabilities, according to the manufacturer. The...

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Putting a wrap on Schweissen & Schneiden

January 2, 2014

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Schweissen & Schneiden, Europe’s premier and most comprehensive welding and cutting tradeshow, had plenty of technology and innovation. Twelve exhibition halls housed more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries. Roughly 55,000 attendees from 130 countries made their way through the aisles during the six-day event, where they were able to view the latest advances in welding and cutting technology, hand tools, safety gear, consumables, and other equipment.

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Warrior: A Breakthrough Welding Machine

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

Length: 2:20

Warrior™ by ESAB is a multi-process welding machine designed to be reliable, rugged, energy efficient and easy to use for GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Cored), SMAW (Stick), and GTAW (TIG) welding, and ACAG (Arc Gouging).

PWTV: Artist Gallery: Joe Mongan, Metalscapes

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 9:35

This PWTv Webisode highlights Roscoe, Ill. metal artist Joe Mongan, Metalscapes LLC, who discovered a creative streak that he never knew existed … until recently.

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Georgia Trade School attracts a new audience to welding

December 13, 2013

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Length: 5:15

Executive Director Ryan Blythe (left), Senior Weld Instructor Elaine Waters, and Vice President and CWI Sean Quinton have taken a focused, hands-on approached with Georgia Trade School, a private welding school.

GMAW gun nozzles help minimize changeovers - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gun nozzles help minimize changeovers

December 11, 2013

Bernard has introduced the new Quik Tip™ HD series GMAW nozzles, featuring a removable nozzle cone. These nozzles offer an increased wall thickness and insulating material to help them withstand the heat of the welding arc for longer periods of time, minimizing the frequency of changeovers...

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The continuing saga of one man’s welding career

December 10, 2013

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So, I’m half-awake and realize it’s Saturday, and I can sleep in. Then my toes start cramping, and I’m not about to let them wake me. So I start relaxing mentally while physically bending them back and forth, and then nod off. I guess my sleeping brain forgot to tell my toes I...

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Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects - TheFabricator.com

Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects

December 6, 2013

Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Tweco® Fabricator® 141i three-in-one welding machine, a multiprocess unit that runs off 115-V household power. It offers 10 to 140 amps of power for GMAW and lift GTAW and 90 amps for SMAW, making it suitable for light-duty welding projects...

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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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