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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Fabricator breathes new life into internal combustion engines - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator breathes new life into internal combustion engines

August 9, 2013

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An automobile enthusiast since he has a youngster, Ariel Banco started developing custom-made air intakes after he graduated from college. Eventually he had such a backlog that he quit his professional career to become a full-time fabricator, making air intakes for automobiles, motorcycles, and occasionally airplanes and personal watercraft.

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Filter helps keep welding water cooler coolant clean

August 8, 2013

BRW Technologies has released the Torch Saver water cooler filter, designed to filter the coolant in welding water coolers. They are suitable for such applications as GMAW; GTAW; and automatic, robotic, and laser welding. The filters, available in screen and 25-micron styles, help reduce the...

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Process Pipe Welding

Process pipe welding: Filler metal options to improve productivity and quality

August 6, 2013

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When welding process pipe, welders need to determine which wires can provide the most appropriate results for every weld pass—root, fill, and cap—and be certain that they are selecting the highest-quality filler metal.

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GMAW gloves designed for comfort - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gloves designed for comfort

August 5, 2013

Trick-Tools carries the Ringers welding gloves for GMAW. They feature the company’s U-comfort finger construction to help reduce fatigue and have reverse inside seams to help increase comfort. The fully lined interior offers thermal protection for welding jobs. The outside of the glove...

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Arc Welder

The welder’s helper

August 5, 2013

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Not everyone involved in welding wields a torch. Welders’ helpers play integral parts in welding projects and sometimes command a higher salary than the welder.

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System brings multiprocess welding capabilities to on-site pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

System brings multiprocess welding capabilities to on-site pipe welding applications

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new PipeWorx FieldPro™ system for on-site pipe welding in the refinery, petrochemical, power generation, and HVAC industries. The system, which comes with traditional SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, can run the advanced regulated metal...

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Miller Electric president recognized for commitment to technical education

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. President Mike Weller has received the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. Weller was recognized for his work with local institution Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), which has its main campus in Appleton,...

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Choose wisely when welding thin sheet - TheFabricator.com

Choose wisely when welding thin sheet

August 1, 2013

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Gas metal arc welding is an effective method for joining thin-gauge materials-- from 24-gauge to 0.1875-in. carbon steel and 18-gauge to 0.1875-in. stainless steel. But extra attention should be paid to the equipment and the welding technique to minimize burn-through and distortion.

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Welding technology juxtaposes two GTAW arcs - TheFabricator.com

Welding technology juxtaposes two GTAW arcs

July 25, 2013

Polysoude offers TIGer technology, a variant of the hot-wire GTAW principle. The basic principle involves the juxtaposition of two GTAW arcs, organized and controlled to combine into a single arc with the calorific value of the combination of both powders, but with characteristics that are...

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Semiautomatic GMAW gun suitable for light- to medium-duty welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic GMAW gun suitable for light- to medium-duty welding applications

July 25, 2013

For light- to medium-duty welding applications and those with shorter arc-on times, Bernard offers the TGX™ semiautomatic GMAW gun. This air-cooled gun is available in models from 180 to 400 amps. The XL gun features a standard handle size and includes 300- and 400-amp models. The XS gun...

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ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies expands Metalform manufacturing operations

July 24, 2013

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., a provider of engineered metal manufacturing systems, has announced that its Metalform product line has expanded its manufacturing capabilities, adding resistance welding, spot welding, and robotic plasma welding equipment. The new welding equipment is expected to...

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Matheson introduces Youth Reach Program

July 23, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of gases, gas-handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation, has introduced a Youth Reach Program in support of welding education. The program has three goals: to draw attention to the...

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Improving GTAW for producers, fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Improving GTAW for producers, fabricators

July 19, 2013

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Gas tungsten arc welding, a joining process developed decades ago, has been improved by many technology developments over the years, but the essentials are unchanged: It uses an electric arc between a nonconsumable tungsten electrode and the workpiece to produce a weld pool, and it uses a shielding gas. Experiments with brushing on or pasting on mixed metal oxide slurries have shown how this decades-old process can improve dramatically in penetration and speed.

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Miller launches We Build campaign, sweepstakes

July 16, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products in Appleton, Wis., has introduced the new We Build campaign. Participants submit a photo at www.millerwelds.com/webuild of what they have built with Miller equipment. Every month the company randomly selects 10 winners from the...

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ASME certification

Building your first ASME code vessel, start to finish

July 16, 2013

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Taking your shop to the next level might involve ASME certification. Just what does this entail? It begins with an agency.

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