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.
August 11, 2015 | By Josh Welton
People of all ages often ask Josh Welton about how to break into a career in the trades. Here are his suggestions. What are yours?
August 5, 2015
Stoody®, Bowling Green, Ky., an ESAB Welding & Cutting Products brand, has announced the promotion of Jonathan Cropper to technical and applications specialist. As part of his responsibilities, he attends the new Stoody Tech Services hotline. With a background as a welding fabricator, Cropper...
August 4, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson
While the much-publicized drought in California has wreaked havoc on the state overall, from the economy to simple daily living, one Santa Ana fabricator is versatile enough to avoid a drought in new and returning business.
August 3, 2015
Fronius USA, Portage, Ind., has hired Terrence Norris as an application technician for its Portage headquarters. Norris earned his certification in structural plate welding from Calumet Welding Center after an internship at Power Construction, Chicago. He also attended the Milwaukee School of...
July 29, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson
Glenn Kay II, the 2015 PWTeacher of the Year, is a self-described workaholic with a passion for welding that was first fueled by competition. Today the 37-year-old has instilled that same passion in his students.
July 24, 2015 | By Paul Cameron
Combining welding and brake cleaners can lead to serious illness, permanent damage to your internal organs, or even death.
July 23, 2015 | By Josh Welton
A gearhead’s dream, ICON 4 x 4 turns out 24 vehicles a year that are highly functioning works of art. Go behind the scenes with Josh as he visits with owner Jonathan Ward.
July 20, 2015 | By Ed Crum
Three principal drivers increase welding throughput in the modern shop: welding process advances, smart use of automation, and having the right information
July 16, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson
Tennessee metalworker makes a living combining old and new metalworking processes.
July 15, 2015 | By Judah Henry
The advent of the electrical waveform helped to take a lot of guesswork out of welding. A lot more of the guesswork was taken out of the welding process with the move to the digitally controlled power source and even more waveforms.
July 15, 2015
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Warrior™ 400i MV CC/CV, a multivoltage, multiprocess welding machine with the flexibility to accept three-phase primary power from 220 to 460 V +/- 10 percent, 50 or 60 Hz. The 133-lb. unit provides up to 400 amps at 60 percent duty cycle and has...
July 15, 2015 | By Josh Welton
To pursue his passion for racing, Shane Whalley taught himself how to weld. He designs and fabricates parts for the GTO he drives in drifting events and pushes them to the limit.
July 9, 2015 | By Josh Welton
Paying attention to the torch assembly process and following proper procedure can minimize equipment malfunction and help prevent welding issues.
July 6, 2015
Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the 2015 Miller Build & Win sweepstakes as part of the WE BUILD™ brand campaign. Sweepstakes participants should visit www.millerwelds.com/webuild and share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly until Nov. 30,...
June 23, 2015 | By Josh Welton
Practices professional athletes use to improve their skills translate to producing high-quality welds and products.