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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Sciaky opens office in Washington

February 13, 2007

Sciaky, Inc., a manufacturer of Electron Beam welding machines, has opened a new location in Kitsap County, Wash., to service the Northwest U. S.The new facility is located at: 1783 Highway 308, Suite...

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Select-Arc completes plant expansion

February 13, 2007

Select-Arc, Inc. has announced that its latest facility expansion, which added 30,000 square feet to the company's Fort Loramie, Ohio, headquarters, has been completed. The new space was built to...

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Bernard introduces welding solutions guide

February 13, 2007

Bernard recently introduced a new solutions guide, "The Bernard Difference," and an educational product and training CD.The guide features the company's products and services. The CD complements the...

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Ward pressure vessels

Pressure to perform

February 13, 2007

A fabricator of large pressure vessels implements a welding power source to help it meet growing customer demand and ensure stringent quality standards without expanding its work force.

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Compact torch designed for thin materials, confined spaces

January 9, 2007

For welding thin gauge materials (up to 1/4 in.), Weldcraft offers its 125-amp, air-cooled WP-9 torch series. This series is comprised of the WP-9, WP-9V and WP-9P torches, which are rated at 60...

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Flux-cored wire delivers high-impact values at subzero temperatures

January 9, 2007

Hobart Brothers offers its Tri-Mark® TM-770 gas-shielded flux-cored wire for use on high-volume carbon steel applications that require high-impact properties. Suitable for use on shipbuilding,...

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MIG gun features polished aluminum neck armor

January 9, 2007

Bernard® has announced that its line of Q-Gun MIG guns now features polished aluminum neck armor. The aluminum armor is 35 percent thicker than the previously used brass armor for increased...

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Metal-cored electrode designed for cast irons

January 9, 2007

Select-Arc's 2216-C metal-cored electrode is designed to weld cast irons that demand increased strength at relatively higher temperatures. It is suitable for joining cast irons to alloy and carbon...

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Hobart Institute schedules welding instructor course

January 9, 2007

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has scheduled its Welding Instructor Course 2007 for July 9 – 13.Designed for vocational teachers and technical instructors, the course...

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Moving to modular welding fixturing

January 9, 2007

Wrayco's progression from dedicated welding fixturing to modular fixturing has reduced storage space and maintenance, created faster setups for critical prototypes and quick-turn projects, and improved quality control.

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GTAW welder

Seeing GTAW through a new lens

January 9, 2007

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Not every welder uses a gas lens on his or her GTAW torch, but gas lenses should be considered for a variety of applications and for several reasons. Knowing what a gas lens does, how to choose one, and how to install and take care of one are critical to getting the most benefits out of it

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Effects of shielding gas

7 effects of shielding gas

January 9, 2007

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Depending on your application, various components of your shielding gas blend can help or hurt you. Find out what effects shielding gas has on your weld and what you can do to get the best results.

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Mat contains welding spatter, reduces fatigue

January 4, 2007

Designed specifically for use in welding areas, Wilson Industries Spatter-Mat reduces fatigue and withstands welding spatter.A specially formulated rubber surface repels sparks and hot metal shards....

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Lincoln products featured on 'Payback'

December 12, 2006

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, is the exclusive suppler of welding equipment for the SPEED network's reality series "Payback."The show chronicles celebrities and automotive engineers working together to...

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Plasma Arc Welding

P is for plasma, precision

December 12, 2006

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Plasma arc welding (PAW) is very similar to gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), but its highly concentrated arc makes it very different - and not necessarily the best process for every application. A close look at its characteristics and equipment will help you decide if it's right for your applications.

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