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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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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AWS seeks Image of Welding Awards nominees

May 8, 2007

The American Welding Society (AWS) is seeking nominations for its Fifth Annual Image of Welding Awards.The awards are issued in seven categories and the winners will be announced at the Image of...

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Blasting the bottleneck blues

May 8, 2007

A mechanical contractor that fabricates carbon steel water pipe addressed its need for welders, as well as a bottleneck situation originating at its welding station, by converting from shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to gas metal arc welding (GMAW).

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Understanding metal-cored wire

May 8, 2007

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Metal-cored wire isn't suitable for all welding, but used in appropriate applications, the wire can help improve quality and reduce rework. Some industries best-suited to using metal-cored wire are automotive exhaust and chassis manufacturing, agricultural and heavy equipment manufacturing, and railcar fabrication. This article discusses the wire's properties and how to determine if it is suitable for your operation.

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ESAB, ABB enter welding automation agreement

April 12, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has signed an agreement with the Robotics Division of ABB Inc. to develop and market robotic welding packages and systems jointly.The agreement allows the two companies...

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Turning passion into profit

April 10, 2007

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Recent SCAD graduate David Creamer creates beautiful, unique jewelry, including pieces inspired by objects many might find anything but inspirational. This article discusses Creamer's views on materials and describes the process he used to create a provocative bracelet that represents societal elements.

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Welding austenitic stainless steel

April 10, 2007

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Joining austenitic stainless steel with GTAW can be tricky, but with a little preparation and care, it can be done successfully. The three main factors are having the right amount of heat input, travel speed, and a shielding gas.

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A recycled dream

April 10, 2007

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A Tennessee artist and welder uses scrap metal parts to create one-of-a-kind metal sculptures.

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Auto-darkening welding helmets introduced

April 10, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced two auto-darkening welding helmet lines—the Pro-Hobby™ Series and Performance Series™. The Performance Series replaces the previous Xli and...

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