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.

Filter Content

Training for the trades—where to look

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?

Continue Reading

Stoody names technical and applications specialist

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...

Continue Reading

Dodging the drought – in business

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.

Continue Reading

Fronius USA adds to support staff

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...

Continue Reading

The cycle continues

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.

Continue Reading

Arc Welding 101: Cleaning material with brake cleaner before welding

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.

Continue Reading

Building ICONic vehicles in America

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.

Continue Reading

3 drivers of welding throughput

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

Continue Reading

Layer by layer

July 16, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson

Tennessee metalworker makes a living combining old and new metalworking processes.

Continue Reading

Catching the right waveform

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.

Continue Reading

Multiprocess welding power source designed for primary power flexibility

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...

Continue Reading

Still Building America—Taking it to the limit and then some

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.

Continue Reading

How welding torch assembly affects performance and wear

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.

Continue Reading

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. launches Build & Win sweepstakes

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 and share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly until Nov. 30,...

Continue Reading

Practice and preparation produce better athletes and welds

June 23, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Practices professional athletes use to improve their skills translate to producing high-quality welds and products.

Continue Reading