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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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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Miller Electric redesigns website

November 27, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based arc welding product manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has unveiled a redesigned website at www.millerwelds.com. The site has been streamlined and optimized for use on mobile devices. Visitors can log in to the site or through a social media account and create a profile...

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Power source offers three programming levels based on user skill

November 24, 2015

Kjellberg offers the PSI 400 power source for plasma transferred-arc welding and plasma joint welding. It delivers a maximum welding current of 400 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The power source is operated via a touch display on the power source or a laptop. Different user levels offer...

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DeWys Mfg. names weld engineer

November 23, 2015

Metal fabrication firm DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has hired Ryan Crandell as weld engineer overseeing all manual and robotic weld processes. Crandell has a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology and an associate degree in welding technology from Ferris State University, as...

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Miller, SkillsUSA announce winner of $40,000 scholarship

November 20, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based arc welding products manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced that Andrew Cardin of Sutton, Mass., has received a $40,000 scholarship for earning the welding spot on the 2015 SkillsUSA World Team. The Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship...

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Self-contained virtual training system introduces students to welding

November 19, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new VRTEX® Engage™ weld training system brings virtual reality arc welding training to students’ desktops. This stand-alone, foundational system sets up anywhere to help educators train welders. It addresses introductory welding curriculum, including safety, machine...

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Lincoln Electric welding machine wins 2015 SEMA Global Media Award

November 17, 2015

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that its new Square Wave® TIG 200 welding machine has won a Global Media Award (GMA) from the 2015 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA). Automotive journalists from 15 countries throughout Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America...

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The double-edged sword of success

November 16, 2015

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For people who are truly good at what they do, the opportunities never end. That’s both the good and the bad news. Can you identify with Josh Welton’s state of mind these days?

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Arc Welding 101: For the record: Grounding, work leads are not the same

November 16, 2015

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Q: I am writing this in regards to an article you wrote last year about grounding and grounds (“Achieving a good work lead connection,” Practical Welding Today, July/August 2014, p. 58). You mentioned that grounding to a structure should not be used if at all possible. My question is this: If...

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Rolling inductor available with infrared temperature sensor

November 9, 2015

The ProHeat™ rolling inductor heating system from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now is available with an optional infrared temperature sensor. The system is designed to distribute heat evenly into the workpiece. Temperature measurement allows operators to set and achieve targeted preheat...

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Battery-powered welding machine allows mobile stud welding

November 5, 2015

HBS offers the Pegasar 500 accu battery-powered stud welding machine. It allows mobile stud welding with capacitor discharge for diameters of up to M6, with constant welding capacity since the capacitors are completely decoupled from the battery during welding. The battery can handle up to 400 M6...

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Using a purge dam to cut welding time for UHP applications

November 4, 2015

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In welding high-purity and ultrahigh-purity piping systems, quite a bit of the welder’s time is idle, time spent waiting for the purge system to remove the oxygen from the system. Most purge dams mark or scratch the pipe’s ID, neither of which is acceptable on HP and UHP systems. This led to the development of a purge dam specifically for these applications.

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Miller announces acquisition of Impact Eng.

November 4, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products in Appleton, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Impact Eng. of Jackson, Mich., a manufacturer of weld data monitoring systems. Impact Eng. has previously partnered with Miller on welding information product development. As...

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Compact welding machines handle GMAW, GTAW

November 4, 2015

Fronius has introduced the TPS 270i C Pulse and TPS 320i C Pulse with integrated wire-feed unit. Designed for welding currents of up to 270 amps and 320 amps respectively, the compact welding machines are suitable for GMAW, GTAW, and electrode welding. In addition to the pulse welding package...

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Arc Applications Inc. announces staff addition

October 30, 2015

Arc Applications Inc., York, Pa., has announced the hiring of Jason R. Rausch. He has a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering from The Ohio State University. Rausch brings to the company experience in production and procedure development for industries including oil and gas and heavy...

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