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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Miller Electric announces job cuts

November 19, 2008

Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced plans to cut 95 jobs, because of the economic downturn and slowing demand for its products. The layoffs represent about 6 percent of the...

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Tips for TIG torches

November 11, 2008

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Proper installation of GTAW torches—whether air- or water-cooled—is just one bullet on a long list of reasons that GTAW is so complex. The best way to simplify torch installation is to become familiar with the components and how to assemble them properly.

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GMAW inverter has built-in programs

November 11, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed-GMAW inverter features built-in programs. The inverter is designed to solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues associated with welding...

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Stainless steel electrodes suitable for surfacing, welding over gaps

November 11, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two self-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes designed to weld stainless steels and for the cladding of carbon steels. The lower penetration of the wires...

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Cladding system applies corrosion-resistant alloys to pipeline inner walls

November 11, 2008

The ARC-05P from ARC Specialties is a PLC, GTAW, vertical-bore cladding system that circumferentially overlays corrosion-resistant alloys to the inner wall of carbon steel pipeline. The end result is...

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Torch series introduced

November 11, 2008

Victor Equipment Co. now offers a series of cutting, welding, and heating torches and outfits.The Performer® is the lightest outfit in the series and can weld from 1/32 in. to 1-1/4 in. and cut...

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Cored welding wire manufacturer launches facility in Ohio

November 11, 2008

RevWires LLC, a cored welding wire manufacturer in Troy, Ohio, is scheduled to open an 80,000-sq.-ft. research and manufacturing facility this fall, with production to begin early 2009. The company is...

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GTAW common joint designs

November 11, 2008

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Understanding common gas tungsten arc weld (GTAW) joints, knowing when to use them, and mastering the proper method for each can help you achieve better welds. This article focuses on butt, corner, and T joints and discusses considerations such as material type and thickness.

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TIG for titanium tubing

October 28, 2008

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Although titanium has a reputation for being difficult to weld, it doesn't have to be problematic. Paying close attention to filler metal selection, cleanness, and use of the shielding gas are three steps to successful GTAW on titanium tube and pipe.

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The root causes of weld defects

October 28, 2008

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Bad welds can be traced back to poor workmanship, poor design, or a little of both.

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Eagles, dragons: Stainless steel takes on many forms

October 14, 2008

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Metal fabricator Kevin Stone uses gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to sculpt massive pieces of art from stainless steel. Read about Stone's creative and technical processes and discover important tips that can improve your stainless steel welding.

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Sherry Moser Icicle Necklace

Mining her talent

October 14, 2008

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Imagine growing up thinking you really have no artistic ability and then taking a class that rekindles childhood interests and blows that belief sky high. Such was the case for jewelry-maker Sherry Moser, whose unique and beautiful creations pay homage to her upbringing and her deep love of her surroundings.

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Gooseneck system for GMAW guns facilitates quick style change

October 14, 2008

Tregaskiss now offers a QUICK LOAD™ gooseneck system for its curved-handle TOUGH GUN™ GMAW guns. The system allows welding operators to change gooseneck combinations quickly, minimizing...

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GTAW torch withstands high-amperage applications without overheating

October 14, 2008

Weldcraft's WP-12 water-cooled GTAW torch is designed to withstand high-amperage applications without overheating, minimize downtime, and improve operator comfort. It is rated at 500 amps at 100...

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Reconditioning system for welding gas cylinders removes contaminants

October 14, 2008

Viking Blast & Wash Systems' welding gas cylinder reconditioning system, the GC440, removes rust, enamel paint, and other surface contaminants from gas cylinders ranging in size from 12 in. dia. to...

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