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.
September 2, 2015
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Kansas City, Kan., has announced that its Construction Division has an increasing need for experienced welders nationwide as a result of expanded project opportunities. Boilermakers in this division are engaged in constructing, maintaining, and...
August 27, 2015 | By Josh Welton
Sometimes you need a third hand to stabilize parts for welding. Here’s how to build one from scratch.
August 25, 2015
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has launched its 2015 “A Cut Above” student contest, which is open to students in welding, cutting, and related programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The company will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of the...
August 18, 2015 | By Josh Welton
As a teenager, Brian Tarter developed an interest in lawnmower derbies, which sparked an interest in welding and led to a career—an enviable career path.
August 17, 2015
ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...
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?
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
July 16, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson
Tennessee metalworker makes a living combining old and new metalworking processes.
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.