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—Taking it to the limit and then some

July 15, 2015

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To pursue his passion for racing, Shane Whalley taught himself how to weld. He designs and fabricates parts for the GTO he drives in drifting events and pushes them to the limit.

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How welding torch assembly affects performance and wear

July 9, 2015

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Paying attention to the torch assembly process and following proper procedure can minimize equipment malfunction and help prevent welding issues.

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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. launches Build & Win sweepstakes

July 6, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the 2015 Miller Build & Win sweepstakes as part of the WE BUILD™ brand campaign. Sweepstakes participants should visit www.millerwelds.com/webuild and share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly until Nov. 30,...

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Practice and preparation produce better athletes and welds

June 23, 2015

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Practices professional athletes use to improve their skills translate to producing high-quality welds and products.

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When life hands you lemons, build a sign

June 23, 2015

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After the sign for his auto repair business fell off the building, Dominick Alia tried his hand at fashioning his own sign. One thing led to another, and metal sculpture became a hobby.

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RoMan Mfg. appoints COO

June 22, 2015

RoMan Mfg., Grand Rapids, Mich., a manufacturer of water-cooled, high-current, low-voltage welding power sources, has promoted Nelson Sanchez to the newly created post of COO. Sanchez, who joined the company in 2013, previously served as chief financial officer. In his new role, Sanchez oversees...

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Daihen Inc. (OTC) to open second Mexico office

June 18, 2015

Tipp City, Ohio-based Daihen Inc. (OTC), a manufacturer of arc welding equipment including robots and peripheral devices, will open an office and demonstration center in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, on July 7. The office—the company’s seventh in North America—will include a live demonstration...

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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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