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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One man’s welding career and the characters he’s met along the way

May 22, 2013

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Welder and educator Marty Rice has led a colorful life in his welding career. He’s learned some lessons the hard way and met some interesting characters along the way.

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Fronius USA hires sales/application engineer - TheFabricator.com

Fronius USA hires sales/application engineer

May 22, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a manufacturer of welding equipment, has hired Kevin Barton as sales/application engineer working out of the Chattanooga, Tenn., office. Barton began his career as a CNC machinist before spending the last nine years working at an integration...

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder - TheFabricator.com

Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder

May 21, 2013

Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, has announced the death of its founder and chairman of the board, William T. (Bill) Phillips. Phillips launched PSI Hydraulics in Detroit in 1967; the two-man operation initially focused...

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Hard-hat head assembly added to respirators - TheFabricator.com

Hard-hat head assembly added to respirators

May 16, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a hard hat option to its current powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) line. The hard hat is paired with Titanium Series™ auto-darkening welding helmets, which feature InfoTrack™ digital lens technology. The respirators protect against hazardous...

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Tinkerer, welder, teacher, artist - TheFabricator.com

Tinkerer, welder, teacher, artist

May 15, 2013

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As the welding instructor at Albion Correctional Facility in Albion, N.Y., Jeffrey Benfer is constantly dealing with teaching new batches of inmate workers the ins and outs of production gas metal arc welding, keeping up with their mandatory vocational qualifications, and meeting project deadlines. But there’s one thing that has provided an unexpected yet relaxing outlet: metal art.

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Fronius USA names area sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Fronius USA names area sales manager

May 14, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a manufacturer of welding equipment, recently promoted Vadim Nakonechnyy to area sales manager for the southeast region. Nakonechnyy has worked as an application engineer out of the Chattanooga, Tenn., office since April 2012. His territory includes Georgia,...

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Welding helmet shape helps keep wearer cooler

May 9, 2013

Save Phace has introduced the Extreme Face Protector (EFP) Gen Y series of welding helmets, offering welding, grinding, and splash protection. The helmets offer an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter with grind mode integrated into a 180-degree viewing lens. The face-forming design helps the...

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Wire feed system offered - TheFabricator.com

Wire feed system offered

May 9, 2013

Fronius offers the PowerLiner wire feed system for all standard wire types with a diameter of 0.02 to 0.06 in. The wire electrode is guided by rollers set at an angle of 90 degrees. Seventy-six rollers are used for each yard of wire feeding hose, promoting rolling friction rather than slip...

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8 criteria for choosing the right GMAW gun - TheFabricator.com

8 criteria for choosing the right GMAW gun

May 6, 2013

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With so many GMAW guns available, it may be confusing to know which one is right for you. These 8 tips will help you in your journey to select the appropriate gun or you and your welding operation.

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Underwater aluminum GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Underwater aluminum GMAW

May 3, 2013

The U.S. Navy has been searching for new weld-repair methods on its aluminum-hulled ships beyond dry docking, which is impractical and costly. Phoenix Intl., an underwater services company that has held the Navy’s Diving Services contract for the past 15 years, may have found one: underwater aluminum GMAW in a hyperbaric chamber.

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Welding machines provide GTAW, SMAW - TheFabricator.com

Welding machines provide GTAW, SMAW

May 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Heliarc® AC/DC GTAW and SMAW machines. Three new GTAW models are offered: the 281i, a 280-amp unit for single-phase 230 connections; the 283i, a 280-amp unit for three-phase 460 connections; and the 353i, a 350-amp, three-phase 460 unit for...

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Handy & Harman's Lucas-Milhaupt Inc. acquires Wolverine Joining Technologies

May 1, 2013

Global diversified manufacturer Handy & Harman Ltd., White Plains, N.Y., has announced that Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Milwaukee, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired the assets of Wolverine Joining Technologies, Warwick. R.I., a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolverine Tube. The acquired...

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Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW - TheFabricator.com

Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW

April 23, 2013

Tri-Mix (color code chartreuse) and 2 percent lanthanated (color code blue) tungsten electrodes are available from CK Worldwide. The Tri-Mix nonradioactive electrodes (A5.12M/A5.12:2009-AWS Class EWG) can be used in both AC and DC GTAW applications. Comprising 98.34 percent tungsten, 1.5...

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Welding training device allows for testing 18-in. joints

April 22, 2013

RealWeld Systems Inc. has announced that its patent-pending RealWeld Trainer™ system will support welding of 18-in. joints, which meets or exceeds the test requirements of the AWS B2 specification for plate welding. The system, designed for a welding booth, can be used while under the hood with...

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