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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GTAW Welding

GTAW the thin line

August 26, 2008

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Gas tungsten arc welding thin metals can bring up an array of problems. Fortunately, best practices can prevent those problems from occurring in the first place.

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ASME Section IX, production welding positions

Welder training essentials: Positioning it right

August 26, 2008

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Communicating the right welding position is vital for any welding application. Otherwise, a welder might find himself welding in positions for which he is not qualified--and that's not a good thing.

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Bare, covered electrodes meet military, nuclear application specifications

August 12, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC manufactures a line of bare and covered welding electrodes. The company's range of consumables includes high-alloy, stainless steel, and nickel-alloy electrodes.The welding wires...

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Pipe welding video available for download

August 12, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers videos on pipe welding techniques, available for free download at the company's Web site. The videos explain techniques and technology that can help increase pipe...

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Electrodes designed for tubular welding

August 12, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. manufactures tubular welding electrodes. The company's line of welding wires comprises flux-cored and metal-cored products, including carbon steel, low-alloy, stainless steel,...

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ESAB appoints VP of product management, development

August 12, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals, has added Michael J. Ostaffe as vice president of product management and...

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D&S Mfg. unveils expansion plan

August 12, 2008

Michael Dougherty, president of D&S Mfg. in Black River Falls, Wis., has announced the company's initiation of a $6.4 million expansion of its production facilities. The 12-month project commenced in...

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Image Industries adds regional applications engineer

August 12, 2008

Image Industries, Huntley, Ill., has announced the addition of Elie Klachkin as regional applications engineer serving the northeastern states from Maine to Virginia.In this newly created position,...

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Submerged arc welding : then and now

July 29, 2008

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Submerged arc welding (SAW) is so named because the weld and arc zone are submerged beneath a blanket of flux. The flux material becomes conductive when it is molten, creating a path for the current to pass between the electrode and the workpiece. The flux blanket prevents spatter and sparks, while...

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Becoming the best danged welder on the block

July 29, 2008

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"Welder wanted" signs abound in many areas of the U.S., and welding instructor Marty Rice believes there's never been a better time to pursue a welding career. How do you make your welding career the best it can be? Following certain guidelines can help.

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20,000 welds under the sea

July 29, 2008

A Florida company specializing in underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair of deep sea vessels needs reliable, safe, and portable equipment to ensure that the job can be done anywhere in the world.

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The road to Jamestown: A white-collar dropout fabricates his legacy project

July 15, 2008

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Few people are lucky enough to turn their hobbies and passions into a satisfying and lucrative career. Even fewer have the opportunity to create a lasting legacy of historical proportions. One individual working under a canopy at historic Jamestown is doing both. Bravo, Bob Williams.

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Welding helmets added to fixed-shade line

July 15, 2008

Hobart Welding Products has introduced graphic welding helmets with U.S. Flag and Tribal Flame designs. Both styles are a part of the company's line of fixed-shade, non-autodarkening helmets. They...

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Semiautomatic system welds plasma wire, tube

July 15, 2008

The semiautomatic plasma wire and tube welding system from Process Welding Systems allows operators to load a guide wire, angioplasty wire, vascular closure wire, biopsy tubes, aspiration tubes, and...

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Troubleshooting welding conductivity

June 17, 2008

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When MIG welding, are you experiencing an erratic, sputtering arc; a gradual need to increase voltage at the power source; discoloration of copper cable strands or the liner; increased contact tip burnbacks; or inconsistent weld appearance? If so, your problem could be poor conductivity caused by electrical resistance.

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