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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Why welders need advanced training

July 10, 2007

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Becoming a skilled welder involves both hands-on and technical training from secondary and postsecondary instruction. Who should teach what and when to ensure that today's welders have the necessary skills? Longtime welder and welding professor Carl Smith shares his views.

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Planning a career in welding: A young person's guide

July 10, 2007

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Welding can be a rewarding career. To be successful and satisfied in welding or any career requires planning, preparation, and pursuing a job you love. This article provides an overview of welding as a career, describes different opportunities, and lists resources that can help you to become a welder.

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Welding ASTM A514 or A514M-05 steel?

June 12, 2007

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As manufacturers strive for lower costs and greater efficiencies, they tend to substitute high-strength materials for standard materials. One such high-strength material is ASTM A514/514M-05. Although it is not difficult to weld, joining it successfully requires paying close attention to the preheat temperature, interpass temperature, and filler metal.

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Protective welding sleeve introduced

June 12, 2007

Torch Wear® has introduced its X-Treme welding sleeve, featuring a three-layer design to provide protection.Applications for the sleeve include carbon-arc, sub-arc, spray-arc, and heavy-arc...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys

June 12, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers Arcos 1N12, a high-nickel covered electrode used to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also suitable for welding 5 and 9 percent...

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Welding generator has optional stainless steel case

June 12, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now offers an optional stainless steel case for its PRO 300 multiprocess welding generator.The case is designed to protect the generator's motor from adverse weather...

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Tregaskiss announces new hires

June 12, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., Canada, has announced two hires—Mark Morgan as customer training specialist and Judy Wilson as customer service specialist.Morgan is responsible for...

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ITW acquires Tregaskiss

May 24, 2007

Illinois Tool Works has acquired Tregaskiss Welding Products, a Canadian welding company.Tregaskiss, a maker of robotic and semi-automatic welding torches, has 179 employees and supplies products to...

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Welding shop economics

May 22, 2007

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The prices of materials consumed in your welding shop aren't the only materials-related economic considerations. How you use those materials affects the bottom line. Monitoring compressed-gas usage and looking for areas of waste can improve your shop's financial picture. This article offers practical suggestions for reducing waste.

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Arc Welding 101: Paint tank troubles

May 8, 2007

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Q: I am building a 400-gallon paint tank and I'm having trouble with leaks when using gas metal arc welding (GMAW). I'm using a welding machine running on 440. My best results come when running hot 19.5 on the heat and about 21/2 on wire speed. I am using a trimix gas and 0.035-inch 308 wire. The...

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GTAW torch designed for limited-access welding

May 8, 2007

Weldcraft's WP-24 GTAW torch series is designed especially for intricate welding applications that require improved joint access.

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Electrode resists salt water corrosion

May 8, 2007

Arco Industries LLC copper-nickel alloy electrode 813 exhibits high corrosion resistance, especially against salt water, the company says.The ERCuNi electrode primarily is used for welding 70/30,...

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Conversion adapters, gas diffusers work with most GMAW guns

May 8, 2007

Bernard offers conversion adapters and gas diffusers that fit its Centerfire™ contact tips and nozzles to all major GMAW gun brands.The adapters and gas diffusers connect the consumables to...

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Lucas-Milhaupt reintroduces brazing seminars

May 8, 2007

Milwaukee-based Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., a Handy & Harman Co., has announced the expansion of its technical service operations by reintroducing its "Fundamentals of Brazing" training program to various...

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Techalloy appoints sales director, manager

May 8, 2007

Techalloy Welding Products, Baltimore, recently appointed Stan Merrick as director of sales—welding products, and Gary Powell as export technical sales manager.With more than 20 years'...

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