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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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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GTAW TIG/Stick inverter power source features high-speed pulsing

April 10, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its Maxstar 350 DC GTAW/Stick inverter. Compared to the previous model, the welding machine offers high-speed pulsing capabilities (now up to 5,000 pulses per...

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GMAW machines suitable for light-duty applications

April 10, 2007

Lincoln Electric's four new Power MIG®l 140 and 180 models offer a compact welding system for professional welders and home hobbyists alike.The company's Diamond Core Technology® and a rugged...

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Power source designed for push-pull systems

April 10, 2007

MK Products has introduced the CobraMig® 400P, a pulsed GMAW welding power source that works with the Cobramatic wire feed push-pull technology.Exclusive CobraMig® 400P software algorithms...

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Inverter pulse welding power supply introduced

April 10, 2007

Daihen Inc. recently unveiled the DW300 AC GMAW digital inverter welding power supply.The power supply is suitable for thin to medium thickness and uses AC GMAW technology to control heat input and...

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AWS conference addresses joining dissimilar metals

April 10, 2007

Industry secrets and emerging technologies that are transforming the science and practical application of joining unlike metals will be showcased at the Joining Dissimilar Metals Conference, hosted by...

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Joining incompatible materials

April 10, 2007

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Certain metal combinations cannot be joined successfully with fusion welding. Deciding how to join them requires examining options, including potential material substitutions and process possibilities. This article discusses these options and offers a blueprint for the best solution.

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Brazing copper and copper alloys

March 13, 2007

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It is important to be able to identify when brazing is suitable for joining copper or copper alloys, how it is applied, and which filler metals to use.

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Self-propelled truck makes welding machine mobile

March 13, 2007

The Weld-N-Go self-propelled welding truck from N-Go Industrial Trucks combines the power of a welding machine with turning agility and utility vehicle performance. It accommodates different welding...

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Wire designed to ease cleanup

March 13, 2007

Hobart Brothers offers its Fabshield 21B self-shielded flux-cored wire designed to ease post-weld cleanup and increase portability.Suitable for general-purpose welding, light fabrication, and use on...

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