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What would-be MIG welders want to know: Where can I learn, and what equipment do I need?

February 22, 2011 | By Marty Rice

Welding instructor and reader-favorite author Marty Rice answers the two questions he’s most often asked by those interested in learning to MIG weld.

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Smartphone welding application introduced

February 17, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced what it says is the first smartphone application for welding. Available for use with iPhone, Blackberry®, and Android™ devices, the Welding Parameters Set-up Guide application helps welders identify the correct parameters for a specific job....

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Lincoln Electric acquires Arc Products

February 1, 2011

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Arc Products, a privately-held manufacturer of orbital welding systems and welding automation components based in Southern California. Arc Products has annual sales of approximately $5 million and...

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Online welding system design tool introduced - TheFabricator.com

Online welding system design tool introduced

January 31, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced Equip to Weld™, an online tool designed to help users build a complete, customized, industrial GMAW/multiprocess/SMAW system from the ground up. At www.millerwelds.com/equiptoweld, users are led through a step-by-step process that helps them select...

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More arc-on, less arc-off - TheFabricator.com

More arc-on, less arc-off

January 27, 2011 | By Tim Heston

A North Georgia fabricator analyzes welder productivity and revamps its operations so that welders spend more time actually welding, and less time moving material and fixtures, as well as typing in data.

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Triangular cross-section brazing rings designed for HVAC/R market

January 24, 2011

Lucas-Milhaupt has designed a new triangular-shaped brazing ring for the HVAC/R market. The triangular ring is seated in the hairpin and directs material flow for a clean, strong joint with little or no overflow. According to the manufacturer, the patent-pending triangular cross-section brazing...

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AWS elects 2011 president-chairman of the board - TheFabricator.com

AWS elects 2011 president-chairman of the board

January 17, 2011

John L. Mendoza, a 36-year veteran of the welding industry, has been named as the 2011 president and chairman of the board of the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami. "My goal is to challenge our sections and members to raise the issues that are important today by focusing on the image of...

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Thermadyne names national accounts manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne names national accounts manager

January 17, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of Matthew Proffit as national accounts manager. In this position, Proffit is responsible for the strategic management of existing customer...

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Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress

January 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has extended its Arc Armor™ line of welding protection products with the release of two new welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress. The CoolBand™ is an integrated headgear cooling system that reduces the temperature under the hood...

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Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps - TheFabricator.com

Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps

December 13, 2010

Thermadyne®'s Thermal Arc® brand has introduced a series of portable DC welding machines for SMAW and GTAW. The line includes four machines that provide 95 to 200 amps of welding power. The company offers units with multivoltage input power that can hook up to either 115- or 230-V, single-phase...

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Two Lincoln Electric employees elected to AWS 2010 Class of Counselors

December 6, 2010

Lincoln Electric's Richard J. Seif and David Fink have been elected to the 2010 Class of Counselors of the American Welding Society (AWS). The two were honored at the 2010 FABTECH® Intl., held in Atlanta, and inducted during the AWS annual business meeting on Nov. 1. The election as an AWS...

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FCAW-S basics: Fast, no gas cylinders required - TheFabricator.com

FCAW-S basics: Fast, no gas cylinders required

December 3, 2010 | By Tom Myers, Frank Dragolich Jr.

In a nation striving to upgrade its infrastructure, FCAW-S has become the process of choice for many. It combines the efficiency of wire welding with the portability and flexibility of SMAW.

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GMAW system power source includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability - TheFabricator.com

GMAW system power source includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability

November 29, 2010

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Axcess® E with Insight™, a GMAW system that includes fully integrated data-monitoring capability within the power source. The Insight weld process management system is embedded into the multi-GMAW platform to provide information to operators,...

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Welding power supply enhanced with new options - TheFabricator.com

Welding power supply enhanced with new options

November 15, 2010

Swagelok Co. has introduced new options for its M200 welding system power supply. A new, patent-pending ID purge control dynamically changes purge flow to maintain proper ID pressure at the weld joint. When combined with the welding system's automatic control for OD shield gas, the result is a...

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GTAW torches designed for use on thin materials, limited-access joints

November 1, 2010

Weldcraft offers two Micro-Tig® torches for use on thin materials and limited-access joints. According to the manufacturer, both torches feature lightweight, short torch bodies that allow penlike control on complex applications, including those in the aircraft and aerospace industries, artistic...

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