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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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Lincoln Electric named as 2013 Top Plant by Plant Engineering

January 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric has been named Top Plant of 2013 by Plant Engineering magazine. The award program honors North American manufacturing facilities that stand out as best in production, maintenance, productivity, and safety, demonstrating what the publication calls a "commitment to quality in all...

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Koike Aronson, Miller Electric enter strategic agreement

December 4, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, Arcade, N.Y., and Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., have entered into a strategic partnership agreement under which Koike distributes Miller products for SAW, automated GMAW, automated FCAW, and electroslag welding throughout North, South, and Central America....

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Uniweld Products Inc. enters partnership with Khusheim Industrial Equipment

December 4, 2013

Uniweld Products Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based manufacturer of oxyfuel welding and cutting equipment and accessories, has entered into a partnership with Khusheim Industrial Equipment for distribution of Uniweld products throughout Saudi Arabia. Khusheim Industrial Equipment is a subsidiary...

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Solar Atmospheres names leader for southeastern U.S. expansion -

Solar Atmospheres names leader for southeastern U.S. expansion

December 3, 2013

Solar Atmospheres, a provider of commercial vacuum heat-treating services based in Souderton, Pa., has tapped Stephen Prout to oversee its expansion into the southeastern U.S. within the next three to five years. His first task is site acquisition. The company currently has two vacuum...

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Weldcraft GTAW torches, accessories become part of Miller brand

November 20, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the consolidation of the GTAW torch and accessory lines from Weldcraft under the Miller brand. The torches and accessories continue to carry the Weldcraft name after the consolidation and continue to be made in Appleton, Wis. The Miller name is being added on...

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Robolution GMBH

November 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robolution GmbH, a leading European provider of robotic arc welding systems. Based outside of Frankfurt, Germany, the company serves a number of leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers....

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Lincoln Electric's Tennessee Rand receives 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award

November 18, 2013

The Tennessee Rand group of The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has been recognized by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) with the 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award for a continuing commitment to customers and enhanced contribution to Tennessee’s small businesses. By...

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Solar Atmospheres of California hires sales manager -

Solar Atmospheres of California hires sales manager

November 18, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of California (SAC), Fontana, Calif., a provider of vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, and vacuum carburizing services, has hired Stephen W. Lodge Sr. as outside sales manager. He maintains and promotes sales in the western U.S., Canada, and Mexico regions for SAC. Lodge...

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Victor Technologies acquires Gas-Arc Group

November 7, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has acquired Gas-Arc Group Ltd., a privately held manufacturer of gas control equipment based in the U.K. Gas-Arc will continue to operate under its own name. Victor Technologies provides equipment for cutting, gas control, and welding under the brand names...

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Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire -

Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire

October 31, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has opened its West Lebanon Design Center, a New Hampshire facility dedicated to innovation in plasma cutting and arc welding technologies. The 50,000-sq.-ft. center, which employs about 75 people, is equipped with a plasma process research and development...

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ABICOR Binzel receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches

October 30, 2013

ABICOR Binzel – Global has announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches 2013 for its RAB Grip fume extraction torch line and its new air-cooled welding torch series, ABIMIG® A T LW. The award ceremony will be at the ABICOR Binzel FABTECH...

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Automation Intl. acquires Hess Industries' rim and wheel intellectual property

October 21, 2013

Automation Intl. Inc., Danville, Ill., has acquired Hess Industries’ rim and wheel intellectual property. Hess Industries was located in Niles, Mich., and ceased operations in June 2012. Automation Intl. designs and manufactures a variety of automated, flexible welding and forming systems, from...

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Fronius USA hires area sales managers for California -

Fronius USA hires area sales managers for California

October 11, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, a manufacturer of arc welding equipment in Portage, Ind., has announced the appointment of two area sales managers for California. Tim Rowntree has been named as the area sales manager for the Southern California region. He has worked previously for Airco Welding Supplies and...

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RIA to present robotic welding webinar

October 9, 2013

Robotic Industries Association, Ann Arbor, Mich., will present a webinar titled "Advanced Welding Techniques" on Oct. 24 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. Beyond the basic concepts of resistance spot welding and arc welding, the webinar will explore trends such as laser, plasma, and hybrid welding. The...

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ESAB sponsors University of Toronto Baja Team in SAE design competition

October 7, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., is sponsoring the University of Toronto Baja Team in the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) collegiate design competition, conducted regionally throughout North America beginning June 2014 in Peoria, Ill. The company has donated welding...

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