Arc Welding

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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6 tips for better GTAW results

March 16, 2016

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Keep these tips in mind for GTAW applications to help you save time and money in rework and to help ensure a quality finished weld. Taking some extra steps in preparation and setup can help you complete the job on schedule and avoid the cost and hassle of troubleshooting or rework later in the welding process.

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GTAW power unit features 20 levels of programming

March 8, 2016

Otto Arc Systems Inc. has introduced the OW-ARC 180 GTAW power supply, which uses both fusion and open-wire feeder heads and more than 20 levels of programming. Features including a 10-in. color screen, USB port, remote pendant, printer, fault detection, and water cooling system are integrated...

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Hot tubbin' and grillin'

March 2, 2016

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Omaha, Neb., man with the need to create found two unique uses for a couple of old '57 Chevy cars. The first, a working grill. The second, a hot tub and tabletop bar.

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Welder training—The fundamentals, Part II

February 23, 2016

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Oxyacetylene welding and brazing are among the first processes beginning welding students learn. This article focuses on the uses and techniques that may be unfamiliar to much of the welding community.

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Thinking about submerged arc welding?

February 18, 2016

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Knowing your applications will help you determine what auxiliary equipment you need to manipulate a submerged arc welding head and get the productivity you want.

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Lincoln Electric releases 2016 training seminar schedule for all instruction levels

February 17, 2016

Through its Welding School and Technical Training department, Lincoln Electric has announced it will offer a diverse selection of educational programming at its Cleveland headquarters throughout 2016. Multiday seminars will offer training on topics from welding basics and specific alloy...

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Portable welding system offers mobility

February 17, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new SubArc portable welding system, a self-contained, ready-to-weld system that can be positioned and adapted to meet the needs of the application. Built to provide flexibility in SAW applications, including those found in pressure vessel, pipe...

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Still Building America—Giving a young welder a chance

February 17, 2016

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With the right skills and support, it’s possible for talented welding students to move directly into a good job with growth potential.

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Orbital pipe welding systems feature autoprogramming

February 15, 2016

Magnatech’s Pipemaster power source models are used for multipass orbital pipe welding. The 515 model has a 150-amp output, and the 516 model either 200- or 400-amp output. They control weld head mechanical functions for torch rotation, wire feed, torch oscillation, arc voltage control, and...

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10 things welding students need for class

February 11, 2016

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Getting the most out of your welding classes requires some tools of the trade. Well-prepared students need these 10 items.

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Miller announces 2016 sweepstakes

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the 2016 New Year – New Build Sweepstakes, which will award new welding equipment and gear to 23 winners over a 90-day period. Visitors to www.millerwelds.com/new-year can complete the entry up to once monthly through April 30, 2016, for...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Weld Revolution announces OEM and master distributorship for U.S., Mexico

February 4, 2016

Weld Revolution LLC, Spring, Texas, has announced an OEM and master distribution agreement with Bug-O Systems/Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., covering the U.S. and Mexico. Bug-O provides mechanized welding systems that are fully integrated with Welding Revolution’s patented SpinArc™...

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Hand-held unit monitors weld oxygen content

February 4, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers the PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor® to help obtain nonoxidized, zero-color welds by monitoring the oxygen content. The unit is suitable for use when purging with inert gas and when welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloy, which...

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Arc Welding 101: Writing a WPS for an unlisted material

January 29, 2016

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Q: Can you point me in the right direction for procedure qualification record (PQR)/welding procedure specification (WPS) testing of pipe/tube to plate for fillets and partial-joint-penetration (PJP) grooves? The joint is a bevel groove covered by a fillet. The pipe/tube is unlisted AWS D1.1...

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