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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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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GMAW machine enhanced

March 13, 2007

The new Millermatic® 180 all-in-one GMAW machine features Smooth-Start™ technology to initiate the arc in a more controlled manner, providing smooth, spatter-free starts for improved quality...

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Magnetic holder protects welding torch, keeps it handy

March 13, 2007

HTP America Inc. has introduced TIG and MIG torch holders specially designed keep the torch at arms length and prevent it from falling on the floor.The compact holder magnetically attaches to the...

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System automates single-, multiple-head welding, cutting

March 13, 2007

Gullco's KAT Travel Carriage System is designed to automate and improve quality in single-or multiple-head welding and cutting uperations.Welding guns and torches are mounted on the carriage, which...

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Bug-O appoints sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Bug-O Systems Inc, Pittsburgh, a supplier of automated welding equipment, has appointed Clay Cable as sales manager for Canada.Formerly, Cable was an inside sales agent. His new duties include...

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Fronius USA moves to new facility

March 13, 2007

Fronius USA LLC, an Austrian-established provider of welding equipment, has relocated its North American operation to larger quarters in Brighton, Mich.Service and sales support are handled out of the...

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Up with energy prices and wind towers

March 13, 2007

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With the recent increases in gasoline and natural gas prices, more attention than ever is focused on alternative energy sources. One fabricator, Aerisyn LLC, investigated manufacturing towers for use in the wind power industry. To produce towers efficiently enough to compete against imports from Asia, Aerisyn relied on an equipment vendor that had experience in demanding fields such as aerospace, nuclear, and wind power.

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Grainger donation to aid welder training

March 12, 2007

Grainger, a national supplier of facilities maintenance supplies to businesses, has donated $5,000 to the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio. The contribution will be used to...

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Arc Welding 101: Preheating a shaft-sprocket assembly

February 13, 2007

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Q: We are welding 1018 cold-rolled, 2.5-inch-diameter shaft to a sprocket made from 1045 steel. We preheat the shafts to about 200 to 250 degrees. We are having some failure of the shaft, and I'm wondering what the proper procedure is for welding the assembly together. The sprockets are welded...

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System replaces worn-away steel in bores

February 13, 2007

Bore Repair Systems Inc.'s BOA-308i automatically replaces the worn-away steel in a bore using a simple GMAW process and common steel GMAW wire.The positive-drive system is simple to operate, the...

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Kit allows 20 GTAW torch configurations

February 13, 2007

Weldcraft designed its AK-150 Modular Flex (AK-150MF) Kit to provide maximum flexibility on a range of GTAW welding applications. The AK-150MF is an all-in-one kit that allows operators to convert...

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Flowmeter allows multiple gas selectability

February 13, 2007

Universal Flow Monitors, Inc. offers FlowStream® OFM Series mass flowmeters for measuring arc welding shielding gas. The meter features field selectability of multiple gases.The meter, which also...

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Gas apparatus outfits introduced

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two toolbox outfits for its hand-held, oxyacetylene welding and cutting product line.The GT-510 toolbox outfits comes in a durable, lockable Plano®...

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Hybrid laser-welding system introduced

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced its HLx Series, mechanized laser-welding systems that use laser only, laser with cold wire fill, or hybrid laser arc welding in a 2-D gantry, 3-D...

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GMAW machine eliminates welding parameter guesswork

February 13, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Millermatic® 140 is designed to eliminate welding parameter guesswork. The user simply has to set the wire diameter and material thickness. The patent pending...

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