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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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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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GMAW platform captures increased arc information - TheFabricator.com

GMAW platform captures increased arc information

October 8, 2013

Fronius offers the TPS/i modular GMAW appliance platform. According to the manufacturer, the platform provides a stable arc, low spatter, and high efficiency and penetration. The process control system is about 2,000 times faster than in the previous-generation platform, the company says,...

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ESAB sponsors University of Toronto Baja Team in SAE design competition

October 7, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., is sponsoring the University of Toronto Baja Team in the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate design competition, conducted regionally throughout North America beginning June 2014 in Peoria, Ill. The company has donated welding...

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Attractive sculptures, day or night - TheFabricator.com

Attractive sculptures, day or night

October 7, 2013

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Solar Sculptures™, which comprises an artist, a public spaces planner, and an electrical engineer, designs sculptures that use motion sensors and LEDs to come alive at night.

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Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors

October 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products now offers the new Warrior™ Tech 9-13 auto-darkening welding helmet for use in all welding applications. The lightweight helmet protects the wearer from UV/IR radiation, heat, and spatter. Four welding arc sensors in the lens provide high response...

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Diesel welding machines designed for reduced fuel usage - TheFabricator.com

Diesel welding machines designed for reduced fuel usage

September 26, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers two new diesel welding machines/generators for multiprocess welding that comply with EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. The Trailblazer® 325 is designed to extend run times by 55 percent, reduce fuel use by as much as 25 percent, and reduce noise by 40...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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ArcOne appoints marketing/communications manager - TheFabricator.com

ArcOne appoints marketing/communications manager

September 25, 2013

ArcOne®, Taunton, Mass., has appointed Eva Martin to marketing and communications manager. In her new role, she is responsible for developing web-based sales and training tools, as well as all marketing communications. Martin holds a bachelor's degree in writing and communications from...

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Victor Technologies realigns Tweco brand

September 24, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has positioned Tweco® as its single brand for specialty welding products and arc accessories. Starting with the Tweco Fabricator 3-in-1 welding machines, and continuing throughout the entire Thermal Arc product line, all welding products will transition to the...

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What does a certified welding inspector do in a small, mostly rural state?

September 24, 2013

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Welding inspectors in some small, mostly rural areas don’t lack for exciting, challenging work. Their inspections often are just as critical as those in more congested, urban areas.

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