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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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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Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications

September 19, 2013

Select-Arc Inc. offers a gas-shielded, flux-cored electrode designed for welding carbon and certain low-alloy steels in applications in which excellent mechanical properties are required in both the as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The 7000-SR is an all-position electrode with a low...

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PWTV: Welding Products at FABTECH 2009 Part 1

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 11:50

In this two-part webisode, learn more about the welding products at FABTECH 2009.

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PWTV: Welding Products at FABTECH 2009 Part 2

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 10:30

In this two-part webisode, learn more about the welding products at FABTECH 2009.

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Inverter welding machines' welding control processor operates at 20 nanoseconds

September 18, 2013

OTC-Daihen offers five new Welbee digital CV/CC inverter welding machines from a 350-amp basic model to a 500-amp models with advanced pulsed GMAW and ultralow spatter control technologies. All models have a USB port to transfer up to 100 stored programs from machine to machine, as well as optional...

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PWTV: Highlights from FABTECH 2011

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 16:45

Welding is one of the most important technology areas and cuts across many different industries. See welding highlights from the FABTECH 2011 show in Chicago.

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Welding coat is machine-washable - TheFabricator.com

Welding coat is machine-washable

September 12, 2013

Torch Wear has introduced what it says is the first truly washable welding coat. The Torch Wear® Utility II welding coat weighs less than 2 lbs., provides a thermal performance value (ATPV) of 12 cal./cm2, and is machine-washable in cold water. The abrasion-resistant coat repels sparks,...

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ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season - TheFabricator.com

ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season

September 9, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a provider of cutting and welding equipment, accessories, and consumables in Florence, S.C., has announced its title sponsorship of LetzRoll Offroad Racing for the 2014 off-road racing season. ESAB will be the exclusive welding sponsor for the Mesa,...

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Fuel injection helps welding machine save fuel - TheFabricator.com

Fuel injection helps welding machine save fuel

September 5, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the K3928-1 Ranger® 305 G EFI, which combines a multiprocess welding machine with a Kohler® 25-HP electronic-fuel-injection (EFI) engine. The new engine option helps the unit start in cold weather. A new option to the standard Ranger 305 G with a Kohler...

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