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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MIG gun features polished aluminum neck armor

January 9, 2007

Bernard® has announced that its line of Q-Gun MIG guns now features polished aluminum neck armor. The aluminum armor is 35 percent thicker than the previously used brass armor for increased...

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Metal-cored electrode designed for cast irons

January 9, 2007

Select-Arc's 2216-C metal-cored electrode is designed to weld cast irons that demand increased strength at relatively higher temperatures. It is suitable for joining cast irons to alloy and carbon...

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Hobart Institute schedules welding instructor course

January 9, 2007

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has scheduled its Welding Instructor Course 2007 for July 9 – 13.Designed for vocational teachers and technical instructors, the course...

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Moving to modular welding fixturing

January 9, 2007

Wrayco's progression from dedicated welding fixturing to modular fixturing has reduced storage space and maintenance, created faster setups for critical prototypes and quick-turn projects, and improved quality control.

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GTAW welder

Seeing GTAW through a new lens

January 9, 2007

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Not every welder uses a gas lens on his or her GTAW torch, but gas lenses should be considered for a variety of applications and for several reasons. Knowing what a gas lens does, how to choose one, and how to install and take care of one are critical to getting the most benefits out of it

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Effects of shielding gas

7 effects of shielding gas

January 9, 2007

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Depending on your application, various components of your shielding gas blend can help or hurt you. Find out what effects shielding gas has on your weld and what you can do to get the best results.

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Mat contains welding spatter, reduces fatigue

January 4, 2007

Designed specifically for use in welding areas, Wilson Industries Spatter-Mat reduces fatigue and withstands welding spatter.A specially formulated rubber surface repels sparks and hot metal shards....

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Lincoln products featured on 'Payback'

December 12, 2006

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, is the exclusive suppler of welding equipment for the SPEED network's reality series "Payback."The show chronicles celebrities and automotive engineers working together to...

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Plasma Arc Welding

P is for plasma, precision

December 12, 2006

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Plasma arc welding (PAW) is very similar to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), but its highly concentrated arc makes it very different - and not necessarily the best process for every application. A close look at its characteristics and equipment will help you decide if it's right for your applications.

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AWS publishes titanium welding standard

November 16, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American...

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Hobart Brothers names general manager, filler metals

November 14, 2006

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, recently promoted Dan Jackson to general manager for distribution filler metals. In this new role, Jackson oversees the company's stick electrode and solid wire...

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race car welding

Drive fast, weld right

November 7, 2006

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Of all the fabrication tools necessary to build -- and repair -- race cars, welding equipment is one of the most essential. To keep a race car together, safe for drivers, and at its competitive best, welding and metallurgy come into play every day in the motorsports industry.

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Welding helmet features Mexican flag design

November 7, 2006

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now offers an autodarkening helmet that features a Mexican flag design with auto-on and grind mode lens technology.The bright-green metallic helmet features red and white...

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Welding machine has multiprocess capabilities

November 7, 2006

The Power MIG™ 350MP from The Lincoln Electric Co. has SMAW, GMAW, and flux-cored capabilities, as well as pulsed GMAW, Pulse-On-Pulse™, and Power Mode™.Using Lincoln Chopper...

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Bauer appoints sales/marketing director

November 7, 2006

Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricating, St. Paul, Minn., has named Bill Remes as director of sales and marketing.Remes has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing capital equipment and...

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