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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Bauer appoints sales/marketing director

November 7, 2006

Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricating, St. Paul, Minn., has named Bill Remes as director of sales and marketing.Remes has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing capital equipment and...

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Lincoln aids UA during instructor training program

November 7, 2006

The United Association (UA) and The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, teamed up for the 53rd UA Instructor Training Program at Washtenaw County Community College, Ann Arbor, Mich. More than 1,800 UA...

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OEM Fabricators receives grant for expansion

November 7, 2006

OEM Fabricators Inc., Woodville, Wis., received a grant from Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton to begin construction on a new facility in Neillsville, Wis.The 50,000-sq.-ft facility will be used to build large...

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EWI names aerospace market leader

November 7, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Brian Bishop as an aerospace market leader.Bishop has more than 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry and is responsible for business development in the...

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Joining GMAW and GTAW

November 7, 2006

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One form of hybrid welding combines both GMAW with a GTAW process in a welding torch. An electronic interface unit containing a plasma power supply controls the hybrid process. Research has indicated that such an approach to welding leads to faster welding times, deep penetration, and cleaner welds when compared with conventional GMAW technology.

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Weld curtain sets up, breaks down in seconds

October 10, 2006

A&A Mfg.'s new weld curtain sets up and breaks down in seconds and can be transported to new work stations with its roller wheel.When extended, the curtain's maximum height is 72 in. and maximum width...

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Consumables fit various brand GMAW torches

October 10, 2006

Tregaskiss Ltd. offers consumables that fit Lincoln, Bernard, and Tweco GMAW torches.Consumables consist of custom-fitting goosenecks, patented TOUGH LOCK contact tip system, and durable nozzles. The...

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GTAW torch offers penlike control

October 10, 2006

Weldcraft's WP-50 air-cooled GTAW torch is extremely small and offers penlike control in tight quarters and on paper-thin material.The torch is rated at 60 percent duty cycle up to 50 amps and is...

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Denman & Davis announces OEM partnership program

October 10, 2006

Denman & Davis, Clifton, N.J., offers a new value-added partnership program to all of its OEM customers, enabling them to take advantage of the company's fabrication services earlier in the ordering...

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ESAB North America appoints president

October 9, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting products has announced that Del Tanner, chairman and CEO of Anderson Group Inc. (AGI) has assumed the role and responsibilities of president of ESAB North America in addition...

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Hobart Institute receives Image of Weldingaward

September 20, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee have announced that the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has been selected to receive the 2006 Image of...

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Single-phase CV-, CC-mode welding power source available

September 12, 2006

The Shopmate™ 300 DX welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. operates on single-phase power in CV mode (GMAW and FCAW) and CC mode (DC GTAW and SMAW).The power source provides 5 to...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part IV: Stainless steel, aluminum tips

September 12, 2006

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This article, the last of a four-part series about establishing a portable GTAW business, covers helpful tips for working with stainless steel and aluminum, including weld prep and the proper welding techniques. It also offers advice about hiring help and purchasing liability insurance for your business.

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Welding power supply upgraded

September 12, 2006

Arc Machines Inc. has added several new features to its Model 307 tube welding power supply.The unit's operating system has been upgraded to Windows® XP, allowing communication with a variety of...

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Performance Racing trade show date set

September 12, 2006

The Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Dec. 14-16, 2006, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., will feature the latest motorsport technology, including welding and metal...

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