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.
April 24, 2015
The need to attract young people and to change negative perceptions certainly isn’t new, but after spending three days at The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit in Orlando in late February, business consultants, community and technical college leaders and educators, and business owners shed some light on a well-publicized subject.
April 22, 2015
For the sixth consecutive year, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products sponsored the Florence-Darlington Technical College Welding Sculpture Competition to support the school’s welding education program and student scholarship fund. This year's competition, held April 11 at the Francis Marion University...
April 21, 2015
CWA Foundation, Milton, Ont., has introduced the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to improve the quality of welding facilities across Canada. Teachers from welding programs within schools across Canada have the opportunity to apply to receive...
April 15, 2015
Bitten by the welding bug as a child, Trenton Bennett progressed in his craft and mastered TIG welding to become the lead fabricator at a large dairy plant in Ohio. As skilled as he is, he wants to be better. And he wants the older welders to cut the young guys some slack. “Everyone starts somewhere.”
April 13, 2015
Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., has released "Welding Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 -2020.” According to the report, the global welding products market, valued at $17.47 billion in 2013, is expected to reach $23.78 billion...
April 9, 2015
Forney Industries has introduced six new welding machines: 140 MP, 190 MP, 140 MIG, 190 MIG, 210 MIG, and 270 MIG. The 210 MIG and 270 MIG machines are designed with increased output for welding a variety of thicker, larger materials. The MP multiprocess welding machines offer GMAW, SMAW, and...
April 9, 2015
Fronius has introduced the AccuPocket 150/400 battery-powered GTAW system. It offers touchdown ignition, TIG Comfort Stop (TCS), and two- and four-step switchover to facilitate the welding of thin sheets. The unit’s GTAW pulse function helps reduce heat input, improve gap-bridging ability,...
April 9, 2015
Shapiro & Duncan Inc., a third-generation mechanical contractor serving the mid-Atlantic region offers some tips for building an engaged and talented welding team.
April 7, 2015
Jeremy McGrath, a Supercross racer making the transition to off-road truck racing, recently set up a state-of-the-art motorsports welding shop geared toward component builds and repair work. If you’re setting up a motorsports welding and fabrication shop for the first time, there are some vital pieces of equipment that will help you be successful. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to be a renowned off-road truck racer to have a professional-grade motorsports fabrication shop.
April 6, 2015
The International Titanium Association and EWI have released a DVD about the welding of titanium. The DVD demonstrates welding techniques used routinely by fabricators in the shop and field to construct pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and chemical and food processing equipment from...
March 26, 2015
Understanding the submerged arc welding process, and the overall equipment needs, and selecting the proper wire and flux combination for the application can help an operation realize its full potential.
March 26, 2015
What does it take to make it in this ultracompetitive world where your work is heavily scrutinized, your time is not your own, and all the while you have a driver’s life in your hands? It requires incredible skill, yes, but there are other qualities you must possess and things you must accomplish. To be successful at one of racing’s top teams requires more than just welding ability. It requires an unparalleled dedication to the sport and to your craft. With that dedication, however, sometimes comes sacrifice.