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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Still Building America—It’s a family affair

June 16, 2015

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Craig Montgomery of M&L Fabrication credits his family for much of his success in developing and sustaining his skills and passion for working with metal. The business he owns with his brother is thriving and growing.

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Electronic weld head system suitable for safety-critical applications

June 16, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released the series 320 electronic weld head system, designed for applications requiring precise position and force control. It is suitable for safety-critical applications in the medical, aerospace, precision electronics, and automotive markets. Typical...

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Inverter power supplies offer range of output power

June 16, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has introduced two midfrequency inverter power supplies for aerospace, electronic automotive, battery, and appliance applications, including commutator fusing, copper wire to terminal, sheet metal, and bus bar. Both are available in basic and full-featured models. The...

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Welding helmets offer largest viewing area in industry

June 8, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Digital Infinity™ series welding helmets. According to the manufacturer, the helmet’s 13.4-sq.-in. viewing area with widescreen format is the largest in the industry. New headgear with an oversized comfort cushion provides adjustability, settings,...

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When welding repairs require special attention

June 4, 2015

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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.

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An artist and welder in equal measure

May 26, 2015

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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.

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Dealing with a medical hiatus from welding

May 26, 2015

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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.

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AWS, WorldSkills to increase resources and advocacy for skilled professions

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...

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Still Building America—Fabricating at lightning speed

May 20, 2015

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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?

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CWB Group's national welding program seeks to bridge skills gap, attract youth

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...

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Harper College welding students leave mark on campus

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...

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TWI, Rolls-Royce collaborate to create welding engineering diploma

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...

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Welding system torch rotates welding wire in conical shape

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...

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ESAB introduces redesigned website across global platform

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...

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Welcome to the world of “positioneering”

May 13, 2015

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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.

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