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 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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Welding supply and equipment distributorships, then and now

June 12, 2013

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Welding distributorships have changed dramatically over the years. Longtime welder Carl Smith reflects on the changes and offers a history lesson on how they came about.

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Portable gas analyzer allows inlet pressures up to 10 bar

June 6, 2013

Witt has introduced the Oxybaby P, a hand-held, portable analyzer that determines the oxygen and CO2 gas levels in a pressurized supply line. An ultracompact pressure regulator integrated in the newest version of the analyzer allows for inlet pressures up to 10 bar. The unit determines the...

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Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications - TheFabricator.com

Robotic torches work in single-arc, tandem applications

June 3, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo® RT line of robotic torches, designed for single-arc and tandem applications. The torches work with three different product setups: standard (external cable), hollow wrist helix (rotation ±220 degrees), and hollow wrist...

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Fronius USA names sales/system engineer - TheFabricator.com

Fronius USA names sales/system engineer

June 3, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, a manufacturer of welding equipment, has hired Matt Chynoweth as a sales/system engineer in the Portage, Ind., office. Chynoweth did part of his internship at Fronius before graduating from Ferris State University. He holds an applied science degree in welding technology and a...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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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

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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