Arc Welding Products

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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Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics

September 19, 2011

The new VIKING™ 3350 series autodarkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery, have a 3.34-in.-high viewing area in a U.S.-standard...

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Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in. - TheFabricator.com

Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in.

September 8, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand offers newly configured Journeyman® Select outfits that come standard with ESS4 Edge series regulators and environmentally friendly packaging. In addition to the regulators, the outfits also include the 2460 cutting attachment and the 315 FC torch handle...

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Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds - TheFabricator.com

Electronic welding helmet switches from clear to dark in 0.0005 seconds

August 29, 2011

Linde Gases, a division of the Linde Group, has announced the introduction of the OHE350 electronic welding helmet, constructed for use in arc welding to protect welders in the construction, manufacturing, and engineering sectors. The high-speed electronic darkening filter lens, which offers...

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Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power - TheFabricator.com

Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power

August 23, 2011

Thermal Arc®, a Thermadyne® brand, offers the first in a series of three-in-one multiprocess, fully integrated, portable welding systems for GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW applications. The Fabricator® 181i system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power from a 33-lb., compact system. Standard...

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Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training

August 15, 2011

Magnatech's Tubemaster 517 orbital welding machine integrates a controller and orbital head with standard GTAW power supplies. An intuitive, symbol-based interface requires minimal operator...

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Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced - TheFabricator.com

Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced

August 15, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced the limited-edition Captain America™ VIKING™ 2450 series welding helmet. It features Marvel®'s Captain America comic character bearing an American flag motif and armed with his shield. The solar-powered helmet is battery-assisted with...

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Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications

August 9, 2011

Hobart Brothers has announced the availability of two new self-shielded, flux-cored wires designed to improve welding performance on high-strength pipe welding applications.The Hobart® Fabshield® 79T8™ and Fabshield 79T8 Ni2™ wires provide out-of-position welding capabilities...

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Wire feed system handles diameters from 0.030 to 0.0625 in.

August 9, 2011

The new PowerLiner from Fronius is a wire feed system for all standard wire types, including steel, silicon bronze, aluminum, and stainless. The machine handles wire diameters from 0.030 to 0.0625 in. The minimum feeding radius is 6 in. No inner liners are required. The wire electrode is guided by...

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Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters - TheFabricator.com

Dual-operator welding generator features two CST 280 SMAW/GRAW inverters

July 25, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 450 Duo CST, a dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding generator that features two CST 280 SMAW/GTAW inverters and 12,000 W of continuous three-phase power in a single unit. Powered by Mitsubishi's S4L2 4-cylinder diesel engine,...

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Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess welding machine offers pulsed GMAW capabilities

July 11, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welding machine, rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The inverter-based power source offers pulsed GMAW capabilities with up to 0.052- and 0.0625-in. wires when matched with 74 MPa Plus and AlumaFeed™...

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Portable DC welding machine delivers up to 200 amps for SMAW and GTAW

July 11, 2011

Thermadyne® offers the Thermal Arc® 201 TS portable welding machine that delivers 100 amps on standard 115-V circuits for SMAW and 150 amps for GTAW. When used on 208- to 230-V circuits, maximum output is 200 amps for either welding process. The unit's power and portability make it suitable for...

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Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter - TheFabricator.com

Powered air-purifying respirator features NIOSH-approved HE filter

June 27, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers the new Jackson Safety brand R60 Airmax powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). It features a NIOSH-approved HE filter that locks into place for particulate contaminants. According to the manufacturer, the PAPR can help provide protection in accordance with...

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Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Autodarkening welding helmet equipped with grind mode

June 27, 2011

Weldmark® has introduced the 8VS9-13H autodarkening welding helmet. Its internal filter offers shades from 9 to 13, with customizable sensitivity and delay adjustments. It also is equipped with grind mode for visibility and safety. The helmet offers a 5-amp GTAW rating and features a...

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Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications

June 27, 2011

Weldcraft offers six models of stainless steel water coolers, designed to provide consistent, long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications. Each of the water coolers is available in 115- and 230-V models and operates on single-phase power. The 2500SS and 2502SS water coolers...

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Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams - TheFabricator.com

Portable welding carriage designed to weld both sides of stiffener ribs or I-beams

June 14, 2011

Koike Aronson's Wel-Twin is a heavy-duty, portable welding carriage designed to weld on both sides of a stiffener rib or I-beam up to 24 in. tall. Common uses are for shipbuilding, trailer building, and custom I-beam construction. The unit is attached magnetically from both sides of the plate...

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