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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...