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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The shocking truth about welding

December 13, 2005

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Welding instructor Marty Rice explains how welding power current works and how failing to follow safety practices can have shocking results. He also expands upon the information contained in "TIG welding—An overview"and discusses TIG qualities, applications, hazards, and the best way to learn TIG.

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Autodarkening replacement lens fits most 5- by 5-in. helmets

December 13, 2005

The retrofit, 5 - by 4 -in. variable-shade autodarkening replacement lens from Weldmark fits most 5- by 4-in. welding helmets.The solar-powered lens includes a battery backup and has a 1.90- by...

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Air-cooled GTAW torches are compact, durable

December 13, 2005

Weldcraft has introduced its WP-17 and WP-27V 150-amp, air-cooled GTAW torches that have a compact and durable design.Each torch measures 7.75 in. and weighs 6 oz. and comes with heavy-duty single or...

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MK Products names vice president of sales

December 13, 2005

MK Products, Irvine, Calif., has promoted Paco Perez to the position of vice president of sales.Perez manages the sales for the company and works with large OEM customers. He has been with the company...

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AWS announces national standard

December 13, 2005

The American Welding Society has made available AWS D18.3/D18.3M:2005, "An American National Standard: Specification for Welding of Tanks, Vessels, and other Equipment, in Sanitary (Hygenic)...

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Orbital welding power supply enhanced

November 8, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. has added the HMS (hardware monitoring system) and AWCC (automatic weld current calibration) to its Orbimat 165CB orbital welding power supply.The HMS allows operators to...

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Tungsten grinder provides consistent tip geometry

November 8, 2005

Diamond Ground Products offers its DGP-3-V2 grinding system that provides ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. An optional vacuum system...

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Lens, filter designed for underwater welding

November 8, 2005

Specialty Welds Ltd. offers a fully waterproof, autodarkening welding lens/filter for underwater wet welding.The filter will fit into a standard Kirby Morgan welding assembly and provides a convenient...

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Welding torches allow seven configurations

November 8, 2005

Weldcraft offers its SF-225 modular flex head torch package that includes the WP-9 and WP-17 series 70-degree heads, power cable, water and gas hoses, and handle.Welding operators can customize a...

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Select-Arc Inc. appoints three

November 8, 2005

Select-Arc Inc., Fort Loramie, Ohio, has appointed Michael Tecklenburg as national sales manager.Tecklenburg has 24 years of sales and technical experience and graduated from The Ohio State University...

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AWS to sponsor pavilion at Weldex 2006

November 8, 2005

Nexus Media Communications and the American Welding Society (AWS) will collaborate to establish an AWS pavilion at Weldex 2006. The pavilion will feature AWS members, the society itself, and products...

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Hobart Institute offers FCAW courseware

November 8, 2005

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, now offers a FCAW course available on three DVDs with student workbook, instructor guide, tests, and answer keys. The course includes...

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Getting the needed fixtures

November 8, 2005

Woods Equipment Co. builds a variety of attachments and implements for agricultural, landscape, and construction vehicles. In a search to increase the productivity of its welding efforts amidst an ever-growing product line, the company discovered modular welding tables from Bluco Corp.

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450-amp power source provides CC/CV output

October 11, 2005

The Dimension NT 450 multiprocess welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. provides a CC/CV welding output for GMAW, SMAW, and Lift-Arc DC GTAW, as well as carbon arc gouging.The unit has a...

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GMAW products designed to enhance productivity

October 11, 2005

Bernard® Welding Equipment's Centerfire™ gas diffusers, contact tips, and nozzles work together to improve productivity in GMAW applications.The threadless contact tips drop in the gas...

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