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.
May 14, 2015
Weld Revolution® LLC has introduced the MA-400™ air-cooled machine torch system. This rotating arc welding system includes a 400-amp, 100 percent duty cycle SpinArc™ welding torch; control box; and control cables. The welding torch connects directly to all existing wire feeders and power...
May 14, 2015
Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has redesigned its website, www.esab.com, across its entire global platform, including more than 40 countries in five geographic regions. A geolocation feature automatically determines visitors’ countries and directs them to their local...
May 13, 2015 | By Don Burgart
A welding positioner can eliminate potential waste associated with inefficient material handling and help to improve weld quality. The key is finding the right positioner for the job.
May 13, 2015 | By Marty Rice
The importance of saving money and of being safe on the job are among the lessons welding instructor Marty Rice learned throughout his welding career. Among those who taught him these lessons was Charlie.
May 12, 2015 | By Paul Cameron
Q: I am machining a bearing housing made out of 1045 and I have to plug and weld some cross holes. I am also using gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to eliminate a weld that is too large. My problem is that I am getting pinholes in my weld. Is it because I am welding 1018 to 1045? We didn’t machine...
May 12, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson
A component (kit) car manufacturer in Wareham, Mass., made two big process changes that helped streamline its manufacturing operations.
May 11, 2015
After 3.5 years as president/CEO of OTC Daihen Inc., Tipp City, Ohio, Masahiko “Matt” Sakida has returned to Daihen Corp.’s Rokko office near Kobe, Japan. Sakida has been succeeded by Masanobu Uchida, who leaves the recent position of president of Daihen Stud Co. in Japan. He previously...
May 8, 2015
West Country Welding Supplies has partnered with Mbraun to introduce an off-the-shelf welding chamber for the titanium and special metals welding market. The chamber reaches 10 PPM oxygen in about 10 min. The chamber is equipped with a shaded, sliding eye shield and internal lighting, as well...
May 7, 2015 | By Dan Davis
No one doubts that welding equipment has advanced to the point where it has greatly improved welding results and productivity when compared to the technology of previous decades. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement. Fronius has attempted to address some of GMAW’s shortcomings with its LSC welding platform.
April 29, 2015
Fronius USA LLC, a provider of welding technology in Portage, Ind., has hired Terrence Stiff as sales/system engineer. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he qualified to be an aviation electronics technician. Stiff currently is enrolled at DeVry University, where he is working toward his...
April 27, 2015 | By Josh Welton
Yes, it’s important to make a good wage. But it’s also important to work at something you enjoy. Don’t pursue a career simply because you’ve been told that good-paying jobs are available in that field.
April 24, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson
The need to attract young people and to change negative perceptions certainly isn’t new, but after spending three days at The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit in Orlando in late February, business consultants, community and technical college leaders and educators, and business owners shed some light on a well-publicized subject.
April 22, 2015
For the sixth consecutive year, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products sponsored the Florence-Darlington Technical College Welding Sculpture Competition to support the school’s welding education program and student scholarship fund. This year's competition, held April 11 at the Francis Marion University...
April 21, 2015
CWA Foundation, Milton, Ont., has introduced the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to improve the quality of welding facilities across Canada. Teachers from welding programs within schools across Canada have the opportunity to apply to receive...
April 15, 2015 | By Josh Welton
Bitten by the welding bug as a child, Trenton Bennett progressed in his craft and mastered TIG welding to become the lead fabricator at a large dairy plant in Ohio. As skilled as he is, he wants to be better. And he wants the older welders to cut the young guys some slack. “Everyone starts somewhere.”