Arc Welding Products

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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Metal-cored wires suitable for robotic, hard automation applications

March 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric has added two new consumables to its line of metal-cored wires. The wires are suitable for single- and multiple-pass welds and are designed to achieve optimal performance in robotic and hard automation applications, the company states. They are made to deliver Charpy V-notch...

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Metal-cored welding wire designed for HSLA steel welding applications

March 10, 2009

Hobart Brothers offers two gas-shielded, metal-cored welding wires designed for HSLA steel welding applications. Tri-Mark® Metalloy® Vantage™ D2 and Tri-Mark Metalloy 80D2 wires provide high deposition rates and fast travel speeds along with the necessary mechanical properties to...

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Automated orbital welding system introduced

March 10, 2009

Gullco Intl. has introduced its Pipe KAT® welding system, which automates a variety of orbital welding applications. The system uses a variable-speed welding travel carriage with a maximum speed of 40 IPM, complete with integrated wire feeder, linear oscillation with motorized adjustable weave...

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GMAW package features new heavy-plate parameters for 5/8 in. and thicker

March 10, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced an industrial ready-to-weld GMAW package, the Migmaster® 275. Rated 275 amps at 40 percent duty cycle and 200 amps at continuous 100 percent duty cycle, the machine features DC welding output from 30 to 300 amps with new heavy-plate parameters for...

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Book offers tips, tricks for machinists, welders, fabricators

February 20, 2009

Metalworking Sink or Swim, by Tom Lipton, is a collection of tips, tricks, skills, and experiences for machinists, welders, and fabricators. It features shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of skills and observations from the author's almost 40 years in the metalworking trades, including a...

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Wireless GTAW pedal has 100-ft. range, multichannel adjustability

February 10, 2009

The Freedom Pedal® serves as a wireless replacement for a GTAW machine's corded pedal. It offers a 100-ft. range, an elevation positioning system, steer tabs, ergonomic shaping, and multichannel adjustability.The pedal can be set up in seconds, according to the manufacturer. Each system...

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Subarc tractor designed for welding large joints on heavy plate

February 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric's new Cruiser™ self-propelled tractor for SAW is designed for welding large joints on heavy plate, such as on barges, ships, large tanks, bridges, and offshore platforms. The tractor has a rated output of 1,000 amps at a 100 percent duty cycle and weld deposition rates up to...

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Wire feed assist enhanced

January 13, 2009

ELCo Enterprises Inc. has made several changes to its Wire Pilot® wire feed assist. The unit is designed to help a wire feeder move large-diameter wire or long runs through the conduit in welding applications.The unit now features hard-chromed, U-groove drive rolls with rounded shoulders along...

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Self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire designed for X80 pipeline applications

January 13, 2009

Hobart Brothers offers Fabshield X80 self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire for use in X80 pipeline applications. According to the manufacturer, the wire creates welds with high tensile strength and Charpy V-notch (CVN) impact values from 107 ft.-lbs. at -20 degrees F to 96 ft.-lbs. at -40 degrees...

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Low-hydrogen stick electrode designed for flat, horizontal position structural fabricating

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric offers the Excalibur® 7028 low-hydrogen stick electrode, designed for structural fabricators working in the flat and horizontal positions. Applications include ships and bridge structures, storage tanks, and general heavy industrial fabrication jobs.According to the company,...

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Flux-cored wire intended for general purpose welding, repairs

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers offers the Fabshield® 23 self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire for general purpose welding and repairs on thin gauge mild or galvanized steel and coated materials. The wire produces a soft, smooth arc with good wetting action and is suitable for use on multiple welding...

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Stainless steel electrodes manufactured for high-temperature welding

December 16, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC offers Arcos 310 bare-wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, which are manufactured for high-temperature welding applications.The bare-wire version, ER310, is designed to deliver high-temperature oxidation resistance up to 2,100 degrees F. This electrode is suitable for...

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GTAW/SMAW power sources enhanced to eliminate guesswork

December 16, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced that the Dynasty® 200 AC/DC GTAW/SMAW and Maxstar® 200 DC GTAW/SMAW power sources now feature Blue Lightning™ technology to help provide consistent high-frequency arc starting from 200-amp to microthin, 1-amp applications. The operator enters the...

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Modular heavy-duty welding table provides 2-ton load capacity

December 16, 2008

Strong Hand Tools™ manufactures the BuildPro™ series of welding tables. Designed for modular, simplified use, the table is constructed of precision, hardened steel plates with 5/8-in. holes in a 2-in. grid pattern. Each plate can be removed and reconfigured to extend the width of the...

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GMAW inverter has built-in programs

November 11, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed-GMAW inverter features built-in programs. The inverter is designed to solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues associated with welding light-gauge material. When combined with the S-74 MPa wire feeder, the machines create a synergic...

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