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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Kilgore Economic Development Corp. invests in welding education

January 19, 2016

Kilgore Economic Development Corp., Kilgore, Texas, has contributed $80,000 to buy state-of-the-art equipment at the new dual-credit welding facility in Kilgore High School. The dual-credit program is a natural complement to another KEDC workforce initiative, the Advanced Technology Center,...

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Preserving history

January 14, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Welders and other tradespeople not only build things, they also restore precious items from the past, including awe-inspiring, iconic aircraft.

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Welding machine/generator designed for high-output welding, gouging

January 11, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 600 Pro welding machine/generator. The 600-amp machine handles jobs that require high output for welding, gouging, and auxiliary power. This replacement for the Tier 4 Interim Big Blue 500 features a Kubota V2403 turbocharged four-cylinder,...

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EWM opens liaison office in Istanbul

January 7, 2016

EWM AG, a manufacturer of arc welding machines and equipment based in Mündersbach, Germany, has opened a new site, EWM AG Türkiye Irtibat Bürosu, in Istanbul, Turkey. At the new showroom, visitors can receive machine demonstrations, consulting, technical training, and equipment maintenance...

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Welder training: The fundamentals, Part I

January 7, 2016 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Although welder training has advanced over the years, the fundamentals remain essentially the same. What should beginning welders be taught first?

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Degree or pedigree? That is the question.

January 6, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

Metal artist Stephen Christena left Flint, Michigan, but Flint didn’t leave Christena. He has the eye of an artist, backed up by a degree, but the sturdy, industrial look he favors is testimony to his roots.

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Welding machine offers pulse GMAW

January 6, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro SF engine-driven welding machine/generator. It features FieldPro™ Smart Feeder compatibility for improved efficiency in field welding applications. The multiprocess system can run conventional SMAW, DC GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW....

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Robotic welding power source offers online integration

December 29, 2015

The new-edition Aristo® Mig 5000iR robotic welding power source from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers improved arc starts, enhanced arc stability, and an improved crater-fill function at weld stop, says the company. The 500-amp unit’s robot interface offers increased storage and...

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Welding power source data analysis system developed

December 28, 2015

Fronius has developed the WeldCube documentation and data analysis system. It can connect up to 50 power sources, enabling continuous data monitoring. The unit is based on an industrial PC with integrated software. It is compatible with all digital Fronius series, with the DeltaSpot resistance...

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Welding machine designed for high-output welding, gouging applications

December 24, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue 600 Pro welding machine/generator, featuring an EPA Tier 4 Final–compliant engine. The 600-amp machine is suitable for jobs requiring high output for welding, gouging, and auxiliary power. It uses a Kubota V2403 turbocharged four-cylinder...

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

December 21, 2015 | By John Leisner

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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