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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Welding helmet has variable shades, outside adjustment knob

April 11, 2006

The Optiva autodarkening welding helmet from ArcOne is suitable for GMAW and SMAW applications and has variable dark shades of 9 to 13 and an outside adjustment knob.The helmet is solar-powered and...

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Gas shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for mild steel welding

April 11, 2006

UltraCore™ 712C and 712A80 gas shielded, flux-cored wires from The Lincoln Electric Co. are suitable for mild steel welding applications.The 712C for tank and shipbuilding applications uses...

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Metal-cored electrodes suitable for weldments requiring painting

April 11, 2006

Select-Arc Inc. offers two carbon steel, gas-shielded, composite metal-cored electrodes that have a high tolerance of mill scale and rust. Both are suitable for weldments that require painting.The...

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Portable weld curtain has roller wheel

March 7, 2006

The weld curtain from A & A Mfg.—Gortite Div. is portable and sets up and breaks down quickly and comes with a roller wheel, allowing it to be transported to different workstations.When...

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GMAW systems incorporate new guns, consumables

March 7, 2006

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has integrated Bernard Q®-Guns with Centerfire™ consumables on most of its industrial wire feeder products and bundled GMAW systems.Miller's 22-A , 24-A, R-115, and...

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Electrodes meet military specifications

February 7, 2006

Select-Arc Inc. offers two low-alloy steel, gas-shielded, flux-cored electrodes with military specification approvals.The Select 820-Ni1 produces 1 percent nickel weld deposit and welds steels that...

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Welding gun packages introduced for GMAW

January 10, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Co. has added six short-neck, semiautomatic Magnum® welding gun packages for GMAW and gas-shielded processes. Each is rated 400 amps at 40 percent duty cycle with CO2shielding...

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System designed for vertical welding

January 10, 2006

The Ransome vertical welding system from Koike Aronson Inc. delivers vertical up or down welding for GMAW and FCAW processes.The adjustable frame holds plates from 6 to 10 ft. tall, in thicknesses...

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Autodarkening replacement lens fits most 5- by 5-in. helmets

December 13, 2005

The retrofit, 5 - by 4 -in. variable-shade autodarkening replacement lens from Weldmark fits most 5- by 4-in. welding helmets.The solar-powered lens includes a battery backup and has a 1.90- by...

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Air-cooled GTAW torches are compact, durable

December 13, 2005

Weldcraft has introduced its WP-17 and WP-27V 150-amp, air-cooled GTAW torches that have a compact and durable design.Each torch measures 7.75 in. and weighs 6 oz. and comes with heavy-duty single or...

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Orbital welding power supply enhanced

November 8, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. has added the HMS (hardware monitoring system) and AWCC (automatic weld current calibration) to its Orbimat 165CB orbital welding power supply.The HMS allows operators to...

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Tungsten grinder provides consistent tip geometry

November 8, 2005

Diamond Ground Products offers its DGP-3-V2 grinding system that provides ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. An optional vacuum system...

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Lens, filter designed for underwater welding

November 8, 2005

Specialty Welds Ltd. offers a fully waterproof, autodarkening welding lens/filter for underwater wet welding.The filter will fit into a standard Kirby Morgan welding assembly and provides a convenient...

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Welding torches allow seven configurations

November 8, 2005

Weldcraft offers its SF-225 modular flex head torch package that includes the WP-9 and WP-17 series 70-degree heads, power cable, water and gas hoses, and handle.Welding operators can customize a...

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450-amp power source provides CC/CV output

October 11, 2005

The Dimension NT 450 multiprocess welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. provides a CC/CV welding output for GMAW, SMAW, and Lift-Arc DC GTAW, as well as carbon arc gouging.The unit has a...

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