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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Flux cored welding

Start with the basics: Understanding flux-cored wires

January 15, 2008

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Arming yourself with basic information about flux-cored wires can help you decide if these consumables are right for your welding application. Available in gas-shielded and self-shielded, flux-cored wires require less skill to use than other filler metals and commonly are used for general fabrication, pressure vessels, petrochemical piping, and heavy-equipment manufacturing

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GMAW nozzle reamers enhanced

January 15, 2008

Tregaskiss offers the next generation of Tough Gun® reamers. The reamer quickly cleans and removes spatter from GMAW nozzles to help ensure long consumable life, good gas coverage, and reliable...

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Flux-cored wire offers high deposition with minimal cleaning

January 15, 2008

Hobart Brothers' FabCO® TR-70 self-shielded, flux-cored wire offers high deposition rates with minimal cleaning for applications such as earth-moving equipment, heavy fabrication, railroad cars,...

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Water-cooled torches available in four styles

January 15, 2008

Weldcraft offers its WP-18 series water-cooled GTAW torches for high-amperage, continuous-duty welding applications. Available in four styles, each torch features a cooling design that minimizes...

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GMAW/pulsed GMAW inverter designed to improve light-gauge material welding

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed GMAW inverter. It is designed to help solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues commonly associated with welding...

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GMAW machine welds 24-ga. to 5/16-in. mild steel in single pass

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 180 with Auto-Set. It runs off 230 V, giving the user the capability to weld from 24-ga. to 5/16-in. mild steel in a single pass.Auto-Set...

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200-amp 0rbital welding power supply weighs less than 50 lbs.

January 15, 2008

Swagelok Co. has released its new Swagelok® welding system M200 power supply. With 200-amp capability, the unit weighs less than 50 lbs.Users enter weld programs through a high-resolution,...

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for elevated travel speed butt, lap, fillet welds

January 15, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded metal-cored, stainless steel electrodes designed for making butt, lap, and fillet welds at elevated travel speeds. The electrodes offer a maximum carbon...

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Lucas-Milhaupt acquires Omni Technologies

January 15, 2008

Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Cudahy, Wis., a subsidiary of Handy & Harman, has acquired Omni Technologies Corp., Danville, N.H.Lucas-Milhaupt is a supplier of brazing and soldering materials, offering...

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New Miller Web page connects visitors to welding resources

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Industries and Interests Web page, located at www.millerwelds.com/interests, organizes the information available on the Appleton, Wis., company's Web site into nine...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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AISI, STI/SPFA publish steel pipe design manual

January 15, 2008

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., and the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., jointly published a steel pipe design...

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AWS acquires Mexican welding tradeshow

January 15, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has entered into an agreement with Trade Show Consulting (TSC) to purchase Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America.Under the terms of the...

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Tregaskiss appoints regional business manager in western Canada

January 15, 2008

Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., has added Norm Greenlay as a regional business manager in western Canada. Greenlay, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and a background in engineering,...

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Salvaging damaged shafts

January 15, 2008

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Shafts are critical components of many machines, and a damaged shaft can hamper or halt production. Some failed shafts can be repaired and others can't. This article can help you determine which can be repaired and what to consider when attempting repairs.

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