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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Welding equipment catalog updated

January 28, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s 2015 equipment catalog details its GMAW, GTAW, and multiprocess welding equipment, as well as plasma cutting systems, welding automation, fume control systems, training products, orbital welding systems, accessories, and welding gear. The catalog has been released in print,...

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Uniweld Products names international sales executive

January 26, 2015

HVAC/R tools and welding and cutting equipment provider Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has appointed Mario Portillo as international sales executive, focusing on sales and marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Portillo most recently worked as a sales account executive...

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DOT Quality Services offers three new code compliance certifications

January 26, 2015

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based registrar specializing in U.S. certifications and codes, has announced that it now offers three new ANSI-accredited certifications. The first is for welding firms compliant to AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel. This program can enhance welding...

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Art in motion

January 22, 2015

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Welder and artist Ed Kidera uses his engineering background to create unusual works of art, many of which are dynamic rather than static.

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Arc Welding 101: Put your finger on it

January 20, 2015

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Q: I'm a welding instructor at a steel mill in northwest Indiana. We attended the “Train the Trainer” class at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology 12 years ago to certify in all positions, limited and unlimited thickness plates with backing, using all shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)...

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Welding systems provide remote control of power source

January 19, 2015

The new multiprocess XMT® ArcReach™ systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. allow welding operators to set voltage at the weld joint without the use of control cables. This capability minimizes unnecessary trips to the power source. Voltage control at the weld joint also helps minimize operator...

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Uniweld undergoes factory expansion and shop floor automation upgrades

January 15, 2015

Uniweld, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has expanded its factory floor with the addition of new Takamazproduction machines and company staff. The firm also has increased factory production through the implementation of new shop floor automation procedures. Recent upgrades permit more control of...

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Fabrication minus the relaxation

January 15, 2015

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No-niche southwest Florida fabricator grows big in small time frame

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Still Building America—Welding opens up opportunities

January 14, 2015

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Taking shop classes to enhance his automotive skills, Tom Howes found a new love in welding, one that opened up a world of opportunity.

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Microwelding machine offers seam welding mode

January 14, 2015

Sunstone Eng. has unveiled the Orion 200i2 micropulse arc welding machine. The all-in-one head contains the welding unit and touchscreen user interface, mounted on a single-point-attached articulating swing arm. Features include an all-in-one arm-mounted welding unit; welding waveforms that...

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GMAW system introduced

January 6, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Continuum™ 500 industrial GMAW system. According to the company, the machine offers improved arc starts and stable arc performance for welding on thick or thin metals. The modular system, which features user-friendly controls, provides 500 amps of...

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Magnatech appoints Northeast sales rep

January 5, 2015

East Granby, Conn.-based Magnatech has appointed Automated Arc Systems, a division of Pennsylvania Welding Supply Co., as its exclusive representative for the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Maryland. Magnatech manufactures equipment for orbital welding...

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Seeking normal and missing life—one welder’s odyssey

December 18, 2014

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Most of us strive for a “normal” life and look forward to that magic day when everything falls into place. This quest can keep you from living a full life today. Something to think about as you approach the new year.

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Managing welding information more efficiently

December 16, 2014

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A company can improve only those areas of production that can be tracked and measured. In welding, information management systems can help to provide the support to bolster production efficiencies.

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Compact power source meets output requirements from power-intensive to precise

December 15, 2014

Designed to withstand harsh environments, the new Dimension™ 650 multiprocess welding machine from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. combines durability, output, efficiency, and capability in a small, easy-to-handle package, says the manufacturer. It provides power-intensive output for heavy welding and...

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