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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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Compact wire feeder allows for mobility during welding

March 13, 2013

Fronius has introduced the VR 5000 Case briefcase-format wire feeder. The portable unit has been developed for use in dusty, damp, and salty environments. Used in combination with TransSteel GMAW power sources designed for separate wire feed units, it gives welders a coordinated system for...

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Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications

March 6, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers the Radius™ line of welding brushes, designed for cleaning base material before welding starts and between each pass. The line contains several models, organized by base material. The stainless steel brush has steel-wire bristles and comes in three sizes: a small,...

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Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting

February 27, 2013

The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe clamping system. The system monitors, adjusts, and...

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Gas welding reel made for limited-space applications - TheFabricator.com

Gas welding reel made for limited-space applications

February 20, 2013

Hannay Reels' N400 series gas welding reel is designed with a narrow frame and compact mounting base for environments with limited space. The reel features two swivel-joint inlets and two outlet risers to handle 0.25- or 0.375-in. oxygen/gas dual welding hose in lengths of up to 100...

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Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap - TheFabricator.com

Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap

February 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a new All American™ graphic design on its three VIKING™ auto-darkening helmet series, as well as on a welder's doo-rag and cap. The 3350 series helmet features a 3.74- by 3.34-in. view size, variable 6-13 shade control, four arc sensors, and solar power with...

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Modular cladding/welding torch configurable for custom applications

February 5, 2013

The Bore Cladding Torch from AMI Applied Solutions Group (ASG) enables operators to adjust wire entry position and monitor the weld process continually via remote video display. The modular design allows simplified configuration for custom applications and supports horizontal and vertical welding...

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Wire feeder’s new features improve wire feed speed control - TheFabricator.com

Wire feeder’s new features improve wire feed speed control

January 28, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new SuitCase® X-TREME™ 12VS voltage-sensing wire feeder for welding in heavy-duty field applications such as construction, structural steel erection, heavy equipment repair, and mobile fabrication. The feeder features a new drive motor...

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Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications

January 8, 2013

Maxal has introduced new, patent-pending 4943 aluminum GMAW wire and GTAW cut lengths, the first aluminum filler metal to be developed, registered by the Aluminum Association, and classified by AWS for wrought commercial applications in more than 40 years, according to the manufacturer....

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Lightweight welding carriage is portable - TheFabricator.com

Lightweight welding carriage is portable

December 20, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Wel-Handy Mini V, a lightweight, portable welding carriage that has the capabilities of larger machines. The unit's heat-resistant rubber rollers provide long life and low-cost replacement, the manufacturer states. A one-handle magnet elevation...

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Industrial regulator features larger gauge - TheFabricator.com

Industrial regulator features larger gauge

December 19, 2012

The Harris Products Group offers the model 25GX industrial regulator, designed for durability and featuring an ergonomic knob, large gauges, and a modified outlet angle for improved LP cylinder clearance. The regulator meets relevant industry standards, including CGA E-4 guidelines, and passes...

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GMAW machine dedicated to aluminum welding applications - TheFabricator.com

GMAW machine dedicated to aluminum welding applications

December 5, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Millermatic® 350P aluminum GMAW machine, a dedicated aluminum welding power source with a new true-torque, push-pull motor design; electronic wire spool brake; trigger schedule select; and synergic capabilities in both GMAW and pulsed GMAW...

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Multiprocess power source introduced - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess power source introduced

November 29, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Warrior, a multiprocess power source and feeder. It is designed for shipbuilding, railcar construction, mobile machinery construction, energy generation construction, pipe welding, general fabrication, and repair and maintenance applications....

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GMAW gun eliminates downtime associated with neck replacements

November 29, 2012

Bernard has introduced the Bernard® S-Gun™ 250-amp GMAW gun. It features a locked, rotatable neck that cannot be removed easily by the operator, but is still serviceable by maintenance. The gun is compatible with weld cable control (WCC) systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Quik Tip™...

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Welding machine can combine independent welding outputs for 800 amps - TheFabricator.com

Welding machine can combine independent welding outputs for 800 amps

November 28, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Big Blue® 700 Duo Pro, a diesel engine-driven welding machine and AC generator that offers independent multiarc welding in transmission pipeline, process pipe, construction, and MRO welding applications. The machine offers two independent...

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AC/DC inverter delivers increased amperage - TheFabricator.com

AC/DC inverter delivers increased amperage

November 28, 2012

Victor Technologies™ has redesigned its Thermal Arc® 186 AC/DC inverter for HF GTAW, lift GTAW, and SMAW. It features 15 amps more GTAW power than the Thermal Arc 185, as well as a digital operator interface. The inverter provides a welding output of 10 to 200 amps with a duty cycle...

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