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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GMAW work space system provides organization

August 7, 2007

The Bottle Bug from Western Fabricators is a storage system designed to help welders organize GMAW machines and surrounding work space.The laser-cut system, formed from 10-ga. steel, includes a regulator wrench and designated hook for bottle safety caps. The system is notched for gas hoses,...

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Autodarkening welding helmets have three arc sensors

July 24, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two designs to its Performance Series™ line of autodarkening welding helmets.The Motorsports™ helmet features a competition yellow background with red and green tearaways and checkered-flag graphics on all sides. Fire Storm™, which...

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Flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam, gas piping

July 10, 2007

Hobart Brothers Co. offers low-alloy, gas-shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam and gas piping, boiler manufacturing, and certain casting applications.Designed for steels containing 1.25 percent chrome and 0.5 percent molybdenum, the TM-81B2 and TM-811B2 wires can be used...

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Water-cooled, air-cooled torches designed for confined, harsh environments

July 10, 2007

Weldcraft's WP-22 and WP-23 machine torches, available in 7-in. or 4-in. sizes, are designed for mechanized GTAW in confined and harsh environments.All four torch models have front or back tungsten loading and tightening, as well as a heavy-duty power cable. Optional gas lenses are...

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Protective welding sleeve introduced

June 12, 2007

Torch Wear® has introduced its X-Treme welding sleeve, featuring a three-layer design to provide protection.Applications for the sleeve include carbon-arc, sub-arc, spray-arc, and heavy-arc welding, as well as pipe and heavy GTAW and standard GMAW. The sleeve exceeds Hazard Risk Category 4...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys

June 12, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers Arcos 1N12, a high-nickel covered electrode used to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also suitable for welding 5 and 9 percent nickel steels for low-temperature service to themselves, to low alloys, and to stainless steel.The...

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Welding generator has optional stainless steel case

June 12, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now offers an optional stainless steel case for its PRO 300 multiprocess welding generator.The case is designed to protect the generator's motor from adverse weather conditions and corrosive environments. According to the manufacturer, simulated tests of the case's...

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GTAW torch designed for limited-access welding

May 8, 2007

Weldcraft's WP-24 GTAW torch series is designed especially for intricate welding applications that require improved joint...

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Electrode resists salt water corrosion

May 8, 2007

Arco Industries LLC copper-nickel alloy electrode 813 exhibits high corrosion resistance, especially against salt water, the company says.The ERCuNi electrode primarily is used for welding 70/30, 80/20, and 90/10 copper-nickel alloy and is designed for joining nickel-copper alloys and Nickel 200...

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Conversion adapters, gas diffusers work with most GMAW guns

May 8, 2007

Bernard offers conversion adapters and gas diffusers that fit its Centerfire™ contact tips and nozzles to all major GMAW gun brands.The adapters and gas diffusers connect the consumables to Binzel®, Lincoln®, Miller®, OXO®, Tregaskiss® and Tweco® guns. Nozzle orifice...

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Auto-darkening welding helmets introduced

April 10, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two auto-darkening welding helmet lines—the Pro-Hobby™ Series and Performance Series™. The Performance Series replaces the previous Xli and Xlix helmet lines. The Pro-Hobby Series is an entry-level line.Designed for professional and...

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GTAW TIG/Stick inverter power source features high-speed pulsing

April 10, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its Maxstar 350 DC GTAW/Stick inverter. Compared to the previous model, the welding machine offers high-speed pulsing capabilities (now up to 5,000 pulses per second (PPS), a ten-fold improvement), 50 amps more welding power, Auto-line power management...

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GMAW machines suitable for light-duty applications

April 10, 2007

Lincoln Electric's four new Power MIG®l 140 and 180 models offer a compact welding system for professional welders and home hobbyists alike.The company's Diamond Core Technology® and a rugged drive system aid arc performance for MIG welding on thin gauge steel, stainless, and aluminum, or...

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Power source designed for push-pull systems

April 10, 2007

MK Products has introduced the CobraMig® 400P, a pulsed GMAW welding power source that works with the Cobramatic wire feed push-pull technology.Exclusive CobraMig® 400P software algorithms allow for hard wire and aluminum welding when using the Cobramatic® wire feed cabinet (Model...

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Inverter pulse welding power supply introduced

April 10, 2007

Daihen Inc. recently unveiled the DW300 AC GMAW digital inverter welding power supply.The power supply is suitable for thin to medium thickness and uses AC GMAW technology to control heat input and allows bridging of large gaps. Appropriate for both semiautomatic and robotic applications and...

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