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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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Fronius announces staff changes

September 29, 2015

Welding technology provider Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., has announced two staff additions and one promotion. Gary Holbrook has been hired as area sales manager for Texas. He has been in the welding industry since 1978, working at such companies as Linde and Oxygen Service. He owned his own...

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Boilermakers seek experienced welders

September 2, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Kansas City, Kan., has announced that its Construction Division has an increasing need for experienced welders nationwide as a result of expanded project opportunities. Boilermakers in this division are engaged in constructing, maintaining, and...

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ESAB launches 2015 student cutting, welding, and essay contest

August 25, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has launched its 2015 “A Cut Above” student contest, which is open to students in welding, cutting, and related programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The company will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of the...

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Stoody names technical and applications specialist

August 5, 2015

Stoody®, Bowling Green, Ky., an ESAB Welding & Cutting Products brand, has announced the promotion of Jonathan Cropper to technical and applications specialist. As part of his responsibilities, he attends the new Stoody Tech Services hotline. With a background as a welding fabricator, Cropper...

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Fronius USA adds to support staff

August 3, 2015

Fronius USA, Portage, Ind., has hired Terrence Norris as an application technician for its Portage headquarters. Norris earned his certification in structural plate welding from Calumet Welding Center after an internship at Power Construction, Chicago. He also attended the Milwaukee School of...

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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 and share a project built with welding equipment up to once monthly until Nov. 30,...

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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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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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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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ESAB introduces redesigned website across global platform

May 14, 2015

Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has redesigned its website,, 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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OTC Daihen announces executive management change

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...

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Fronius USA hires sales/system engineer

April 29, 2015

Fronius USA LLC, a provider of welding technology in Portage, Ind., has hired Terrence Stiff as sales/system engineer. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he qualified to be an aviation electronics technician. Stiff currently is enrolled at DeVry University, where he is working toward his...

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