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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Flux-cored wire offers high deposition with minimal cleaning

January 15, 2008

Hobart Brothers' FabCO® TR-70 self-shielded, flux-cored wire offers high deposition rates with minimal cleaning for applications such as earth-moving equipment, heavy fabrication, railroad cars, steel structures, and storage vessels.Designed to join mild and carbon steels, the wire maintains a...

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Water-cooled torches available in four styles

January 15, 2008

Weldcraft offers its WP-18 series water-cooled GTAW torches for high-amperage, continuous-duty welding applications. Available in four styles, each torch features a cooling design that minimizes overheating.The hand-held torch models (WP-18, WP-18V, and WP-18SP) have handles that help improve torch...

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GMAW/pulsed GMAW inverter designed to improve light-gauge material welding

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed GMAW inverter. It is designed to help solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues commonly associated with welding light-gauge material.The inverter works in combination with the S-74 MPa wire feeder, so that...

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GMAW machine welds 24-ga. to 5/16-in. mild steel in single pass

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 180 with Auto-Set. It runs off 230 V, giving the user the capability to weld from 24-ga. to 5/16-in. mild steel in a single pass.Auto-Set is designed to work on mild steel using C25 gas (75 percent argon, 25 percent CO2). The user selects...

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200-amp 0rbital welding power supply weighs less than 50 lbs.

January 15, 2008

Swagelok Co. has released its new Swagelok® welding system M200 power supply. With 200-amp capability, the unit weighs less than 50 lbs.Users enter weld programs through a high-resolution, 12.1-in. color industrial touchscreen. Three forms are available for entering weld programs, including...

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for elevated travel speed butt, lap, fillet welds

January 15, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded metal-cored, stainless steel electrodes designed for making butt, lap, and fillet welds at elevated travel speeds. The electrodes offer a maximum carbon content of 0.03 percent, to minimize carbide precipitation and increase resistance to...

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Overlay welding strip intended to reduce production time

December 11, 2007

Sandvik says its new welding strip, Sandvik 24.29.5.LCu, reduces production time by half in overlay welding applications.The material allows users to attain the required grade for 904L overlay in a single weld using a standard flux, the company reports. Designed for use with corrosion-resistant,...

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Multipurpose welding machine suitable for GMAW, GTAW, SMAW

December 11, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the MultiMaster® 300X, a multipurpose, ready-to-weld package for GMAW, DC GTAW, and SMAW electrode. Designed for use with the company's Dual Shield X series of flux-cored wire, the machine is suitable for welders who use the SMAW process and would...

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Nozzle spray station helps reduce spatter buildup in single spray

November 6, 2007

The Torch Wizard™ nozzle spray station from ELCo helps reduce spatter buildup on GMAW nozzles in a single spray. It coats the nozzle bore, face, and exterior simultaneously.Two models are available: pneumatic for semiautomatic applications and electric—which can be actuated by using a...

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Spool gun allows aluminum welding with GMAW machines

November 6, 2007

The Spoolmate 100 series spool gun from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. allows aluminum welding with Millermatic® 140, Millermatic® 140 with Auto-Set™, and Millermatic® 180 GMAW machines. The gun, which plugs directly into these machines without requiring a separate control box, is...

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Welding gloves suitable for professionals, home hobbyists

November 6, 2007

Hobart Welding Products offers two styles of form-fitted welding gloves. Designed to provide durability for professionals and home hobbyists, the gloves are available in a natural grain and a rust/black, split leather.The gloves have an absorbent lining that insulates against heat. Both designs...

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Hybrid welding system combines plasma arc and GMAW

November 6, 2007

Welding Solutions Inc. has introduced the Super-MIG™ hybrid welding system.The system—combining plasma arc and GMAW into a single hybrid process—provides fast welding speeds under variable gap conditions, deep weld penetration, reduced spatter, and a narrower HAZ, the company...

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High-nickel alloy intended for GTAW, GMAW, submerged arc welding

October 9, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced the bare-wire and covered-electrode versions of the Arcos 617 high-nickel alloy, used primarily to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum base material and to join various dissimilar high-temperature alloys.Intended for GTAW, GMAW, and submerged arc welding, the bare...

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Push-pull aluminum welding gun has enhanced feeding performance

October 9, 2007

The XR-Aluma-Pro™ from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. incorporates an aluminum series-specific tension setting to optimize feeding performance on 4000 and 5000 series aluminum and to help solve problems caused by burnback and arc fluctuations.Designed to eliminate the need to use a water-cooled gun...

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Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun introduced

October 9, 2007

Bernard's Dura-Flux™ is the company's first self-shielded, flux-cored welding gun.The gun features a nonmetallic trigger that the company says absorbs less heat than metal triggers and is designed to increase operator comfort. The trigger is also made with a sealed microswitch to keep dust...

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