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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Full remote control at the weld joint can improve productivity, safety

December 21, 2015

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Advancements in remote control technology make it more beneficial to employ the technology in welding operations, particularly those that involve extended distances between the power source and the welder.

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Online resource helps free welding instructors from curriculum development

December 17, 2015

Lincoln Electric has launched U/LINC™, a curriculum of lesson plans, videos, student handouts, assessment tests, and presentations designed to streamline the teaching experience and free welding school instructors from curriculum development. With more than 1,500 teaching assets and growing,...

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Multiprocess power source comes in standard, construction models

December 16, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new Flextec® 350X is a multiprocess power source engineered for use outdoors and in harsh environments. The IP23-rated welding machine, which features fully protected components, is designed to run cool, even in high-temperature settings. The machine handles all wire, DC...

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Welding machine designed for pipe welding

December 16, 2015

The new Cross Country™ 300 engine-driven welding machine from Lincoln Electric is designed for cross-country or process piping welding. According to the company, the small-footprint machine is excellent for root, fill, and cap passes and designed for cellulosic or low-hydrogen stick...

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CWA Foundation, CWBi partner with St. Joseph High School to launch national curriculum

December 14, 2015

The Canadian Welding Association Foundation (CWAF) and the Canadian Welding Bureau Institute (CWBi) have partnered with St. Joseph High School in Edmonton, Alta., to roll out ACORN, Canada’s first national end-to-end welding curriculum. The no-cost welding curriculum uses such tools as 3-D...

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Multiprocess welding system provides industrial-quality arc in compact package

December 10, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Rebel™ EMP 215ic, a 120- to 230-V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multiprocess arc performance and portability. A sMIG (smart MIG) function enables users to begin GMAW with a stable arc by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. There is no need to enter...

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Cladding system employs preheated filler wire, tandem electrodes

December 10, 2015

Polysoude offers the TIGer cladding system. It uses preheated filler wire and incorporates a system of two tungsten electrodes in tandem configuration. This allows the ignition of two electrical arcs, which, by way of mutual attraction, combine to convey a single heat source. This single heat...

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Making it personal – fabricating a holiday gift

December 9, 2015

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It’s that time of year when people start thinking about giving the perfect gift. What could be better than a unique item you fabricate? Here are step-by-step instructions for making a metal vase.

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Make way for the torch queen

December 2, 2015

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Contributing Editor Amanda Carlson introduces us to a former contractor who has found her niche as a welding artist and instructor.

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Respect creativity

December 2, 2015

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Ever see a piece of art and think, “I could do that”? Well, maybe you have the skills, but what about the vision and creativity of the person who created that piece? Give creativity its due respect.

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Welding information management software offered on multiple power sources

December 1, 2015

As part of its Welding Intelligence™ systems, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its welding information management software to multiple power sources, including the Continuum™ GMAW machine, Dynasty® 280 DX GTAW machine, PipeWorx 400 welding system, and SubArc Digital series. The...

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GTAW/SMAW system delivers arc strikes as low as 5 amps

December 1, 2015

CK Worldwide offers the MT200-AC/DC GTAW system. Its interface provides simple welding parameter adjustments, while its compact size and light weight allow for mobility and use in tight workspaces. Featuring two dynamic modes for GTAW and SMAW, the unit is suitable for welders of all skill...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology to break ground on new facility

November 30, 2015

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) will break ground on its Next Generation Welder Learning Facility at its Troy, Ohio, campus in early 2016. With more than 14,000 sq. ft. of space, the new facility will be an addition to the institute’s existing 13-acre campus, offering welder...

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Still Building America—Making a change

November 30, 2015

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Do you sometimes feel that it’s time for a career change? What would you do with your skills if you were brave enough to venture out on your own? Here’s the story of one man who did just that.

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