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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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Welding helmet shape helps keep wearer cooler

May 9, 2013

Save Phace has introduced the Extreme Face Protector (EFP) Gen Y series of welding helmets, offering welding, grinding, and splash protection. The helmets offer an adjustable 4/9-13 auto-darkening filter with grind mode integrated into a 180-degree viewing lens. The face-forming design helps the...

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Wire feed system offered - TheFabricator.com

Wire feed system offered

May 9, 2013

Fronius offers the PowerLiner wire feed system for all standard wire types with a diameter of 0.02 to 0.06 in. The wire electrode is guided by rollers set at an angle of 90 degrees. Seventy-six rollers are used for each yard of wire feeding hose, promoting rolling friction rather than slip...

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Welding machines provide GTAW, SMAW - TheFabricator.com

Welding machines provide GTAW, SMAW

May 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Heliarc® AC/DC GTAW and SMAW machines. Three new GTAW models are offered: the 281i, a 280-amp unit for single-phase 230 connections; the 283i, a 280-amp unit for three-phase 460 connections; and the 353i, a 350-amp, three-phase 460 unit for...

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Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW - TheFabricator.com

Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW

April 23, 2013

Tri-Mix (color code chartreuse) and 2 percent lanthanated (color code blue) tungsten electrodes are available from CK Worldwide. The Tri-Mix nonradioactive electrodes (A5.12M/A5.12:2009-AWS Class EWG) can be used in both AC and DC GTAW applications. Comprising 98.34 percent tungsten, 1.5...

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Welding training device allows for testing 18-in. joints

April 22, 2013

RealWeld Systems Inc. has announced that its patent-pending RealWeld Trainer™ system will support welding of 18-in. joints, which meets or exceeds the test requirements of the AWS B2 specification for plate welding. The system, designed for a welding booth, can be used while under the hood with...

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Portable calibration unit extends servicing capabilities to equipment owners - TheFabricator.com

Portable calibration unit extends servicing capabilities to equipment owners

April 22, 2013

Swagelok Co. has introduced the Swagelok® M200 portable calibration unit, designed to provide on-site orbital welding power supply maintenance. The unit allows for immediate calibration of a Swagelok welding system M200 power supply. Portable calibration helps minimize downtime, which is...

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Antispatter, cooling fluids introduced for welding applications

April 1, 2013

Thermacut has introduced three new welding chemical products: a heavy-duty antispatter and two glycol-based cooling fluids. The nonflammable, solvent-based antispatter evaporates quickly to provide an effective surface coating. By preventing spatter buildup in welding applications, the antispatter...

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Compact wire feeder allows for mobility during welding

March 13, 2013

Fronius has introduced the VR 5000 Case briefcase-format wire feeder. The portable unit has been developed for use in dusty, damp, and salty environments. Used in combination with TransSteel GMAW power sources designed for separate wire feed units, it gives welders a coordinated system for...

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Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications

March 6, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers the Radius™ line of welding brushes, designed for cleaning base material before welding starts and between each pass. The line contains several models, organized by base material. The stainless steel brush has steel-wire bristles and comes in three sizes: a small,...

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Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting

February 27, 2013

The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe clamping system. The system monitors, adjusts, and...

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Gas welding reel made for limited-space applications - TheFabricator.com

Gas welding reel made for limited-space applications

February 20, 2013

Hannay Reels' N400 series gas welding reel is designed with a narrow frame and compact mounting base for environments with limited space. The reel features two swivel-joint inlets and two outlet risers to handle 0.25- or 0.375-in. oxygen/gas dual welding hose in lengths of up to 100...

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Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap - TheFabricator.com

Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap

February 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a new All American™ graphic design on its three VIKING™ auto-darkening helmet series, as well as on a welder's doo-rag and cap. The 3350 series helmet features a 3.74- by 3.34-in. view size, variable 6-13 shade control, four arc sensors, and solar power with...

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Modular cladding/welding torch configurable for custom applications

February 5, 2013

The Bore Cladding Torch from AMI Applied Solutions Group (ASG) enables operators to adjust wire entry position and monitor the weld process continually via remote video display. The modular design allows simplified configuration for custom applications and supports horizontal and vertical welding...

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Wire feeder’s new features improve wire feed speed control - TheFabricator.com

Wire feeder’s new features improve wire feed speed control

January 28, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new SuitCase® X-TREME™ 12VS voltage-sensing wire feeder for welding in heavy-duty field applications such as construction, structural steel erection, heavy equipment repair, and mobile fabrication. The feeder features a new drive motor...

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Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications

January 8, 2013

Maxal has introduced new, patent-pending 4943 aluminum GMAW wire and GTAW cut lengths, the first aluminum filler metal to be developed, registered by the Aluminum Association, and classified by AWS for wrought commercial applications in more than 40 years, according to the manufacturer....

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