Arc Welding News

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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ESAB names senior executive for Florence operations

April 12, 2005

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products North America has announced the promotion of Jeff Hoffart to senior vice president and general manager for the company's Florence, S.C., operations. In his new...

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Panasonic Factory Automation changes name

March 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Automation has been renamed Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA).The name change unifies the company's capital equipment business globally under the Panasonic name...

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MG Systems and Welding appoints western regional sales manager

February 8, 2005

MG Systems and Welding has appointed Dick Parrott as western regional sales manager.Parrott returned to the company after a 19-year absence. He has 20 years' metal cutting and fabrication industry...

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Lincoln Electric agrees to acquire J.W. Harris

February 8, 2005

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the outstanding stock of the J.W. Harris Co. Inc., a privately held brazing and soldering alloys...

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ESAB appoints training manager

February 8, 2005

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has named Tony Anderson as the North American corporate technical training manager. Anderson is responsible for enhancing the design and coordination...

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Lincoln Electric enters agreement with Penske Racing South

January 11, 2005

Lincoln Electric has formed a team supplier agreement with Penske Racing South, which fields cars for drivers Rusty Wallace, Ryan Newman, and Brendan Gaughn.Under the agreement, Lincoln provides the...

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Lincoln Electric appoints lead director

December 1, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings has announced that its board has modified its Corporate Governance Gudelines to provide for the annual appointment of a lead director to serve as a liaison between the...

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Lincoln Electric named official Goodguys welder

November 9, 2004

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has named Lincoln Electric as its Official Welder. Goodguys, a rod and custom association, produces and promotes hot rod enthusiast events."The Goodguys Rod &...

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ARL Penn State hosts NSRP Welding Technology Panel

November 9, 2004

On September 16 and 17, 2004, the Laser Processing Division of ARL Penn State hosted a meeting of the National Shipbuilding Research Program's (NSRP) SP-7 Welding Technology Panel.The NSRP is a...

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Lincoln Electric elects board chairman

October 18, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that its board of directors has elected John M. Stropki as chairman of the board. Stropki, named president and CEO in June, succeeds Anthony A. Massaro,...

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ESAB assists in Radome system welding

August 10, 2004

Reponding to a call from Airgas Mid-America on behalf of client Davlan Eng., ESAB provided welding equipment and expertise for welding the aluminum base of the Radome system, a portable ground...

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Lincoln Electric welding instructor wins AWS award

July 13, 2004

The American Welding Society (AWS) recently awarded Joseph Kolasa Jr., welding instructor at The Lincoln Electric Company, with the Private Sector Instructor Membership Award at its annual awards...

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ESAB supplies Brazilian steel producer

July 13, 2004

Usiminas Mecănica (Usimec), a Brazilian company that supplies Brazil's shipbuilding and other industries, has purchased two ESAB Avenger 2 cutting machines for cutting large plates that measure...

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Lincoln Electric elects president, CEO

June 9, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has elected John M. Stropki, Jr. as president and CEO of the company, effectively immediately, succeeding Anthony A. Massaro, who held the position for eight years....

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Lincoln Electric equipment used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

June 8, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. reported that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway uses its equipment behind the scenes, fabricating track equipment, as well as on the track’s grandstands, signs, and...

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