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.

Filter Content

Electrode welds steel requiring 70,000-PSI minimum tensile strength

August 8, 2006

The Select 711 gas-shielded, flux-cored carbon steel electrode from Select-Arc Inc. welds steels that require a minimum of 70,000-PSI tensile strength.The all-position electrode produces good arc...

Continue Reading

Software helps control, minimize welding distortion

August 8, 2006

Pam-Assembly simulation software from ESI Group helps to control and minimize distortion during welding fabrication.The welding process is simulated on a local model in which comprehensive welding...

Continue Reading

Strain sensor uses piezoelectric elements

August 8, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB® Piezotronics Inc. has introduced M240 ICP® strain sensors that use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on...

Continue Reading

Select-Arc names senior development engineer

August 8, 2006

Select-Arc Inc., Fort Loramie, Ohio, has appointed Sushil R. Jana as senior development engineer.Jana was employed previously at ESAB Welding & Cutting Products and Hobart Brothers/McKay. He holds a...

Continue Reading

AWS seeks award nominations

August 8, 2006

The American Welding Society, Miami, is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Image of Welding awards.The awards are issued in seven categories and winners will be announced at the Image of...

Continue Reading

Hobart Brothers opens training center

August 8, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has opened a training center at its Troy plant to address new filler metal systems along with safety and health practices.The training center is used to educate...

Continue Reading

Theme railings can equal higher earnings

August 8, 2006

By:

With careful planning and proper estimating, fabricating commissioned metal gates and railings can be a lucrative endeavor. This article describes the process for designing, pricing, and creating these unique and often intricate structures based on client preferences. It includes examples of beautiful pieces constructed from copper, flat steel, and iron.

Continue Reading

Starting a portable GTAW business Part I: Know your tools and skills

July 11, 2006

By:

Starting a portable GTAW business takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it also takes the basics of knowing how to start it. It's important to learn about what equipment you need, how to set it up, and how to evaluate your welding before you take your first job.

Continue Reading

Starting a portable GTAW business Part II: Know your customers

July 11, 2006

By:

Thinking about starting your own portable GTAW business? This installment in a series about this topic focuses on the potential customer base and the welding repair needs of specific segments. It also offers pricing tips for various jobs.

Continue Reading

Heavy-duty turntables available in cast iron, stainless steel

July 11, 2006

SKF® Linear Motion & Precision Technologies has introduced its heavy-duty turntables operation in work and assembly stations, welding tables, swivel product displays, material container stands,...

Continue Reading

Flux-cored stainless steel electrodes designed for demanding environments

July 11, 2006

Select-Arc Inc. offers three gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes designed for welding in demanding environments.The SelectAlloy 308H-AP, 309LMo-AP, and 347-AP electrodes feature flat,...

Continue Reading

GMAW guns available in 350, 450 amps

July 11, 2006

OMEGA™ GMAW guns from Abicor Binzel are available in 350 and 450 amps and provide current transfer through a tight-tolerance interface, direct crimped torch body, and neck locking screw.The guns...

Continue Reading

Protective screen improved

July 11, 2006

Wilson Industries has introduced an improved version of its Stur-D-Screen protective screen.The unit features scratch-resistant paint and a redesigned bracket for self-strengthening capability. A...

Continue Reading

Welding services available

July 11, 2006

Welding Solutions Inc. markets, services, and integrates the Super-MIG™ hybrid plasma/GMAW robotic welding products developed and manufactured by Plasma Laser Technologies Inc.The company...

Continue Reading

Abicor Binzel names district sales manager

July 11, 2006

Abicor Binzel, Frederick, Md., has added Cecil Caldwell to its staff as district sales manager for the Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana territories.Caldwell has more than 20 years' experience in the...

Continue Reading