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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When life hands you lemons, build a sign

June 23, 2015 | By Eric Lundin

After the sign for his auto repair business fell off the building, Dominick Alia tried his hand at fashioning his own sign. One thing led to another, and metal sculpture became a hobby.

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RoMan Mfg. appoints COO

June 22, 2015

RoMan Mfg., Grand Rapids, Mich., a manufacturer of water-cooled, high-current, low-voltage welding power sources, has promoted Nelson Sanchez to the newly created post of COO. Sanchez, who joined the company in 2013, previously served as chief financial officer. In his new role, Sanchez oversees...

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Daihen Inc. (OTC) to open second Mexico office

June 18, 2015

Tipp City, Ohio-based Daihen Inc. (OTC), a manufacturer of arc welding equipment including robots and peripheral devices, will open an office and demonstration center in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, on July 7. The office—the company’s seventh in North America—will include a live demonstration...

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Still Building America—It’s a family affair

June 16, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Craig Montgomery of M&L Fabrication credits his family for much of his success in developing and sustaining his skills and passion for working with metal. The business he owns with his brother is thriving and growing.

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Electronic weld head system suitable for safety-critical applications

June 16, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released the series 320 electronic weld head system, designed for applications requiring precise position and force control. It is suitable for safety-critical applications in the medical, aerospace, precision electronics, and automotive markets. Typical...

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Inverter power supplies offer range of output power

June 16, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has introduced two midfrequency inverter power supplies for aerospace, electronic automotive, battery, and appliance applications, including commutator fusing, copper wire to terminal, sheet metal, and bus bar. Both are available in basic and full-featured models. The...

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Welding helmets offer largest viewing area in industry

June 8, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Digital Infinity™ series welding helmets. According to the manufacturer, the helmet’s 13.4-sq.-in. viewing area with widescreen format is the largest in the industry. New headgear with an oversized comfort cushion provides adjustability, settings,...

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When welding repairs require special attention

June 4, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Some welding jobs require special attention to prevent damaging other parts of the structure being welded. A little thought before beginning a project goes a long way.

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An artist and welder in equal measure

May 26, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson

San Francisco-based metal artist leans on creativity and production welding know-how to create sculptures that are simple in appearance but complicated in execution.

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Dealing with a medical hiatus from welding

May 26, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Medical issues are difficult, even more so when they limit your ability to work. Imagine having surgeries on your wrists when you are a welder and being told you have a long recovery time.

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AWS, WorldSkills to increase resources and advocacy for skilled professions

May 21, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, Fla., has announced the deepening of its relationship with WorldSkills, a global hub in the promotion of skills excellence and growth. Now officially a global partner, AWS will take an active role in the activities and events of WorldSkills, such as...

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Still Building America—Fabricating at lightning speed

May 20, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Drew “Ruby” Parker has landed what many would consider a dream fabricating job—body hanger for a racing team. Where will this job take him?

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CWB Group's national welding program seeks to bridge skills gap, attract youth

May 20, 2015

The CWB Group, Canada's national welding certification body, has launched the Acorn national welding program in Canada. The program incorporates education, training, and assessment to create the highly skilled, in-demand welders, fitters, supervisors, inspectors, and engineers Canada needs. The...

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Harper College welding students leave mark on campus

May 15, 2015

Harper College’s welding technology department has joined in the school’s sustainability efforts to expand infrastructure on campus to promote healthy lifestyles and recreational opportunities. Students from the welding and fabrication program are fabricating bike racks for installation on...

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TWI, Rolls-Royce collaborate to create welding engineering diploma

May 15, 2015

TWI has worked in close collaboration with Rolls-Royce to design and deliver a customized training program for the company’s welding engineers. Together, the companies have developed the Rolls-Royce welding engineering diploma, designed to equip the automaker’s welding engineers with the...

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