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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GMAW gun offers ergonomic front end handle

April 14, 2009

American Torch Tip manufactures a Binzel® MB-style GMAW gun, including all the replacement parts from front end to rear end. The parts include power pins for Tweco®, Miller®, and Lincoln®.The gun offers an ergonomic front end handle with a Lightning® rear end assembly and...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products.To help customers identify the products connected to these initiatives, the company is labeling...

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Lorain County Community College to lead national welding education and training effort

April 14, 2009

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Ohio's top-ranked community college, has been named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program establishing a National Center for Welding Education and Training on the LCCC campus. The Center will increase the number of...

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Building the bridge to anywhere

April 1, 2009 | By Kate Eidam

Stinger Welding Inc. has only been around for 12 years but quickly has established itself as a premier fabricator of bridges and bridge components in the southwestern U.S. Two years ago a project involving an Oakland, Calif., bridge sent the company into the spotlight for its efforts in fabricating 12 girders in just eight days.

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Piping in productivity on heavy-gauge stainless steel

April 1, 2009 | By Craig Spindler

Stainless Piping Systems Inc., Toronto, is no stranger to demanding applications. The company specializes in engineering, fabricating, and installing complete piping systems for industries such as industrial process, pharmaceutical, water treatment, food and beverage, automotive, semiconductor,...

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Birdnesting causes downtime

Smooth wire feeding, smooth welding

March 24, 2009 | By Viwek Vaidya, Ed Cooper

A recent study analyzed wire feed practices, tested variables, and took initial steps at developing a scientific knowledge base that ultimately could take the trial and error out of wire feed setup.

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Mastering GTAW of anodized aluminum

March 24, 2009 | By Jack Fulcer

Performing GTAW on anodized aluminum poses a unique set of challenges, even to the most experienced welder. To address these challenges, welders must be aware of the special equipment and consumables required, properly prepare materials, and employ the correct technique to lay the bead.

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Smooth moves with GMAW

March 24, 2009 | By Todd Bridigum

Getting comfortable and attaining a clear view of the arc can make gas metal arc welding a lot easier.

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Lincoln Electric announces agreement for acquisition in China

March 17, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Asian subsidiary, The Lincoln Electric Company (Asia Pacific) Pte., Ltd. ("Lincoln Asia Pacific"), has signed definitive agreements to expand its welding consumables business in China by acquiring 100 percent control of Jinzhou Jin Tai Welding...

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Brennan Palmiter

Focus, passion, integrity

March 14, 2009 | By Amanda Carlson

Be True To Your School winner Lebanon Technology & Career Center gets visit from 17-year-old welding and racing phenom Brennan Palmiter.

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Welding generator produces 6,500 W peak power

March 10, 2009

The new Wildcat® 200 welding generator from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a compact unit that produces 6,500 W of peak generator power and 200-amp DC SMAW and GTAW output. It features a fully enclosed case that protects the engine and internal welding components from damage by falling objects,...

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Autodarkening welding helmet suitable for maintenance and construction workers, hobbyists

March 10, 2009

3M has introduced the 3M™ Speedglas™ 100 welding helmet and welding filter series. It is available in several graphic patterns or standard black.The helmet is suitable for maintenance or construction workers and hobbyists who weld occasionally but still need a quality autodarkening...

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Metal-cored wires suitable for robotic, hard automation applications

March 10, 2009

Lincoln Electric has added two new consumables to its line of metal-cored wires. The wires are suitable for single- and multiple-pass welds and are designed to achieve optimal performance in robotic and hard automation applications, the company states. They are made to deliver Charpy V-notch...

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Metal-cored welding wire designed for HSLA steel welding applications

March 10, 2009

Hobart Brothers offers two gas-shielded, metal-cored welding wires designed for HSLA steel welding applications. Tri-Mark® Metalloy® Vantage™ D2 and Tri-Mark Metalloy 80D2 wires provide high deposition rates and fast travel speeds along with the necessary mechanical properties to...

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Automated orbital welding system introduced

March 10, 2009

Gullco Intl. has introduced its Pipe KAT® welding system, which automates a variety of orbital welding applications. The system uses a variable-speed welding travel carriage with a maximum speed of 40 IPM, complete with integrated wire feeder, linear oscillation with motorized adjustable weave...

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