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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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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GMAW machine has seven voltage taps

October 9, 2007

The 77-lb. Handler® 210 all-in-one GMAW machine from Hobart Welding Products has 25 to 210 amps of welding power in a 77-lb. package. It welds mild steel up to 3/8 in. and aluminum up to 1/4 in., yet provides low-end control that enables it to weld 24-ga. material without burn-through or excess...

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Welding curtain protects, enhances vision

October 9, 2007

The Spectra Orange See-Thru Curtain™ from Wilson Industries filters both welding arc images and all far UV radiation and blue light, while transmitting outside light into the welding booth to aid the welder's vision. The curtain also provides safety to surrounding areas.The company recommends...

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Console control displays welder's location in weld process

September 11, 2007

Thermatool Corp.'s HAZ Control Technology™ displays the combined effects of weld power, frequency, V length, impeder function, and wall thickness on the operator console. Designed to provide optimal HAZ, the control displays the welder's exact location in the weld process window.The control...

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Flux-cored wires suitable for less experienced welders

September 11, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Dual Shield X series of flux-cored wires. The wires are designed to be more forgiving than traditional flux-cored wires and are suitable for less experienced welders, the company reports.The wires provide a range of operating parameters, high...

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Welding power supply works in both EN, EP modes

September 11, 2007

OTC Daihen Inc. has introduced the DL350 low-spatter, low-input-heat, digital inverter welding power supply. Designed for use with the Daihen AX series robots, the power supply welds in both EN and EP modes and comes standard with GMAW capability for materials as thin as 0.028 in. with gaps up to...

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Antispatter sprayer is refillable, rechargeable

August 7, 2007

The Wizard Shield™ metal-protectant spray can from ELCo Inc. is a refillable and rechargeable sprayer that applies the company's Blue Magic™ or Blue Chill™ welding antispatter solution.The heavy-duty spray can is easy to refill and recharges quickly using compressed air, the...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-copper alloys

August 7, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers 9N10, a covered electrode used primarily to weld nickel-copper alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also used for cladding steel joints with nickel-copper alloy and for surfacing steel with a nickel-copper weld metal.The electrode, designed to provide corrosion...

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