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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Ethernet interface updated for digital power sources - TheFabricator.com

Ethernet interface updated for digital power sources

November 7, 2013

Yaskawa Motoman offers a digital interface for Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Auto-Axcess® E series digital power sources. The Ethernet interface allows control of weld data monitoring parameters through the Insight Centerpoint™ application. The robot program communicates the part...

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Using GMAW-P with aluminum and stainless steel

November 5, 2013

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Welding aluminum and stainless steel can be challenging. Pulsed gas metal arc welding (GMAW-P), can help meets those challenges, while boosting productivity and reducing weld defects.

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Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire

October 31, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has opened its West Lebanon Design Center, a New Hampshire facility dedicated to innovation in plasma cutting and arc welding technologies. The 50,000-sq.-ft. center, which employs about 75 people, is equipped with a plasma process research and development...

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ABICOR Binzel receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches

October 30, 2013

ABICOR Binzel – Global has announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches 2013 for its RAB Grip fume extraction torch line and its new air-cooled welding torch series, ABIMIG® A T LW. The award ceremony will be at the ABICOR Binzel FABTECH...

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Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz. - TheFabricator.com

Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz.

October 30, 2013

The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch. A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade...

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Gas mixer delivers 44,617-SCFH flow rate - TheFabricator.com

Gas mixer delivers 44,617-SCFH flow rate

October 28, 2013

Witt has introduced the MG1000, a gas mixer with a flow rate of up to 44,617 SCFH. The new system generates a mixture from two noncorrosive, nontoxic gases; an EEx version is available for flammable gases. Covering mix percentages of 0 to 100 percent, any concentration can be mixed and...

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Automation Intl. acquires Hess Industries' rim and wheel intellectual property

October 21, 2013

Automation Intl. Inc., Danville, Ill., has acquired Hess Industries’ rim and wheel intellectual property. Hess Industries was located in Niles, Mich., and ceased operations in June 2012. Automation Intl. designs and manufactures a variety of automated, flexible welding and forming systems, from...

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PWTV: Learn Better GTAW Practices

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 11:45

Welding is one of the most important technology areas and cuts across many different industries. In this Practical Welding Television webisode, learn Better GTAW Practices.

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PWTV: How to Improve Your GMAW Skills

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 7:30

In this Practical Welding Television webisode, learn how to improve your GMAW skills.

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PWTV: How to Improve SMAW Habits

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 10:15

Practical Welding Television, the video component that accompanies the magazine. In this webisode, learn how to improve SMAW habits.

GTAW torch line introduced - TheFabricator.com

GTAW torch line introduced

October 16, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced TXH™ GTAW torches, designed for use with GTAW machines that have an OKC connection, including ESAB Caddy® Arc; Caddy® Tig; and Heliarc® 281i, 283i, and 353i models. Remote versions operate with CAN-bus-controlled machines....

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Fronius USA hires area sales managers for California - TheFabricator.com

Fronius USA hires area sales managers for California

October 11, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, a manufacturer of arc welding equipment in Portage, Ind., has announced the appointment of two area sales managers for California. Tim Rowntree has been named as the area sales manager for the Southern California region. He has worked previously for Airco Welding Supplies and...

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Push/pull welding torches available in gas-cooled, water-cooled models - TheFabricator.com

Push/pull welding torches available in gas-cooled, water-cooled models

October 9, 2013

TBi Industries GmbH offers PP-TX push/pull welding torches. They offer up to 500 amps with 100 percent duty cycle and a maximum cable length of 39.37 ft. One gas-cooled and two water-cooled models are available. The torches are supplied with a standard PCB that enables quick connection to the...

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RIA to present robotic welding webinar

October 9, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar titled "Advanced Welding Techniques" on Oct. 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Beyond the basic concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding, the webinar will explore trends such as laser, plasma, and hybrid welding. The...

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Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing

October 8, 2013

Carell Corp. offers Imcar vertical bending and welding equipment for tank manufacturing. The semiautomatic vertical systems combine economy of motion, reduced material handling, optimization of space, and multitasking capabilities, the company reports. Coil stock is fed vertically into the...

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