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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Flex-neck torches offer improved joint access

March 30, 2010

To help provide better joint access, Weldcraft offers several GTAW torches with flex-neck designs. The company's WP-9, WP-17 and WP-26 Series of air-cooled torches all feature an optional 'F' or flex-neck model (e.g. WP-17F) for welding applications with limited joint access and/or difficult joint...

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Water-cooled GMAW guns, consumables introduced

March 30, 2010

Bernard introduces its customizable W™-series water-cooled GMAW guns and new water-cooled Centerfire™ consumables to meet the wide ranging needs of high-amperage, water-cooled MIG applications. Featuring exceptional durability and hundreds of possible configurations, W-Guns offer users...

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Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun enhanced

March 30, 2010

Bernard Welding Equipment has announced improvements to its Dura-Flux self-shielded flux-cored welding gun. A variety of trigger guards, cable lengths, neck styles, and direct plugs allow users to customize the gun for their applications. The company now offers six different cable lengths ( 8 ft....

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Lincoln Electric celebrates 115 years in business

March 24, 2010

Welding equipment manufacturer Lincoln Electric is celebrating its 115th year anniversary in 2010. In 1895, John C. Lincoln founded the company with a capital investment of $200. His younger brother, James F. Lincoln, joined the company in 1907, and together the two brothers built a solid...

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Swagelok® welding system receives award

March 23, 2010

The M200 power supply from Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio, has been recognized by Gases & Instrumentation International with a 2010 Golden Gas Award. The power supply received the only Gold Award in the weld category. The Golden Gas competition evaluates products on their ability to solve an important...

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Wire feeder/welding machine designed for GMAW, FCAW on mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum

March 23, 2010

Lincoln Electric has updated its POWER MIG® 216 wire feeder/welding machine line with the new 216 model for GMAW and FCAW on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The machine, which provides 30 to 250 amps, arrives spool gun-ready, allowing welders switch quickly to aluminum wire welding...

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Electric flux recovery unit mounts onto welding tractor

March 5, 2010

Weld Engineering Co. Inc. has released the ALT-2-C, an electric flux recovery unit that mounts directly onto Lincoln Electric's Cruiser™ welding tractor. The unit uses a 1.9-HP motor and patented self-cleaning dust and fines filter. Recovered flux is separated automatically, and new flux can...

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Autodarkening welding helmet has variable-shade filter

March 5, 2010

ArcOne® offers the Carrera™ lightweight, variable-shade, autodarkening welding helmet. The racing-style helmet features a variable-shade 1000FCF filter that includes shades 9 to 13, sensitivity, delay, and grind...

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Solar-powered autodarkening welding helmets built to handle demanding environments

March 5, 2010

Lincoln Electric has added a second series to its Viking™ autodarkening welding helmets. The existing 700G series and new 750S series helmets are solar-powered, lightweight, and built to handle demanding work environments, according to the manufacturer. The 700G series features a...

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Beyond low-carbon steel

March 1, 2010 | By Mike Barrett

When welders tackle new materials, weldability should always be on their radar. Certain alloys aren't so kind to the welding gun.

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Tons of reasons for a new welding positioner

February 9, 2010 | By Dan Davis

P&H Mining equipment, Milwaukee, Wis., makes very large equipment, such as its largest electric shovel that weighs 1,200 tons. Shovel components keep getting larger, and to keep up with the market trends, the company needed a new welding positioner. That's a "big" deal in every sense of the word. Luckily, Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome was able to help.

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DC power sources designed for mechanized SAW, GMAW

February 9, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the LAF DC power sources. The three-phase, fan-cooled DC welding power sources are designed for mechanized SAW or GMAW. They can be used in combination with the company's A2-A6 equipment and A2-A6 process controllers (PEK or PEI). All welding...

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Lucas-Milhaupt launches new Web site

February 9, 2010

Lucas-Milhaupt, a Handy & Harman Co. in Milwaukee, has established a newly designed Web site at www.lucasmilhaupt.com. It includes a knowledge base section that provides insight on brazing fundamentals, information on proper brazing procedures and joint design, and case studies. All of the...

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Structural welding design, specification seminars scheduled for spring

February 9, 2010

The Steel Structures Technology Center, Howell, Mich., has announced its spring 2010 seminar on the design and specification of welding for steel-framed structures using the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code - Steel, the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, and the AISC Seismic...

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Fronius announces staff additions

February 9, 2010

Fronius USA, Brighton, Mich., has hired Michael J. Ludwig as market segment manager for shipbuilding/platform/power generation for the welding division. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of welding engineering. Ludwig's experience ranges from structural and bridge work to the...

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