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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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Welding machine designed for pipeline, construction, maintenance applications

March 14, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new SAE-300® engine-driven welding machine, designed for pipeline welding, as well as construction and maintenance applications. The new machine features the company's Dual Continuous Control™ technology, which allows the adjustment of two dials on the...

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Weld gas analyzer helps ensure optimum conditions for stainless welding

March 7, 2011

Weldwide Solutions Ltd. offers two models of weld gas analyzers for measuring the oxygen content in the purge environment to help ensure optimum conditions for stainless welding and to help eliminate weld oxidation. Both the Ar-Gone and new, exclusive-design Argo-Naught analyzers provide...

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Flux-cored welding wires suitable for HSLA steel applications

February 22, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers two gas-shielded, flux-cored welding wires: Tri-Mark® TM-811N1 and TM-811N2. With their low-temperature impact strengths, the wires are suitable for petrochemical applications and the fabrication of mining and earthmoving equipment (TM-811N1), along with shipbuilding,...

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Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter

February 22, 2011

The Fronius Fazor 1000 welding helmet features a continuously adjustable autodarkening filter (9-13) and a switching time (bright to dark) of 0.22 ms. Sensitivity can be adjusted between active and inactive. The helmet weighs 1.3 lbs. and features an adjustable headband for proper...

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Smartphone welding application introduced

February 17, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced what it says is the first smartphone application for welding. Available for use with iPhone, Blackberry®, and Android™ devices, the Welding Parameters Set-up Guide application helps welders identify the correct parameters for a specific job....

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Online welding system design tool introduced - TheFabricator.com

Online welding system design tool introduced

January 31, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced Equip to Weld™, an online tool designed to help users build a complete, customized, industrial GMAW/multiprocess/SMAW system from the ground up. At www.millerwelds.com/equiptoweld, users are led through a step-by-step process that helps them select...

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Triangular cross-section brazing rings designed for HVAC/R market

January 24, 2011

Lucas-Milhaupt has designed a new triangular-shaped brazing ring for the HVAC/R market. The triangular ring is seated in the hairpin and directs material flow for a clean, strong joint with little or no overflow. According to the manufacturer, the patent-pending triangular cross-section brazing...

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Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress

January 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has extended its Arc Armor™ line of welding protection products with the release of two new welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress. The CoolBand™ is an integrated headgear cooling system that reduces the temperature under the hood...

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Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps - TheFabricator.com

Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps

December 13, 2010

Thermadyne®'s Thermal Arc® brand has introduced a series of portable DC welding machines for SMAW and GTAW. The line includes four machines that provide 95 to 200 amps of welding power. The company offers units with multivoltage input power that can hook up to either 115- or 230-V, single-phase...

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GMAW system power source includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability - TheFabricator.com

GMAW system power source includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability

November 29, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Axcess® E with Insight™, a GMAW system that includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability within the power source. The Insight weld process management system is embedded into the multi-GMAW platform to provide information to operators,...

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Welding power supply enhanced with new options - TheFabricator.com

Welding power supply enhanced with new options

November 15, 2010

Swagelok Co. has introduced new options for its M200 welding system power supply. A new, patent-pending ID purge control dynamically changes purge flow to maintain proper ID pressure at the weld joint. When combined with the welding system's automatic control for OD shield gas, the result is a...

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GTAW torches designed for use on thin materials, limited-access joints

November 1, 2010

Weldcraft offers two Micro-Tig® torches for use on thin materials and limited-access joints. According to the manufacturer, both torches feature lightweight, short torch bodies that allow penlike control on complex applications, including those in the aircraft and aerospace industries, artistic...

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GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source - TheFabricator.com

GMAW/FCAW control system allows point-of-use voltage control more than 100 ft. from power source

October 25, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the XMT® Weld Cable Control (WCC) system, which comprises an XMT 350 or XMT 456 multiprocess welding inverter, a voltage-sensing SuitCase® X-TREME™ WCC wire feeder, and a WCC. The GMAW/FCAW system allows welders working more than 100 ft....

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Welding helmet upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet upgraded

October 11, 2010

ArcOne has redesigned the Vision® helmet, upgrading both the shape of the helmet and the AD filter choices. Available filters are the Xtreme® dual, the new Xtreme Vi, and the Xtreme V with a 12.6-sq.-in. viewing area, with a 3 in the light state and shades 5-13 in the dark state. The...

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Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging - TheFabricator.com

Power sources designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, air carbon arc gouging

September 21, 2010

The Origo Arc 410c and 650c switching converter (chopper) power sources from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products are designed for manual, heavy-duty SMAW with coated electrodes, GTAW, and air carbon arc gouging. The machines can be used with many types of filler materials, and parameters can be...

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