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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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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AWS publishes titanium welding standard

November 16, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American...

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Hobart Brothers names general manager, filler metals

November 14, 2006

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, recently promoted Dan Jackson to general manager for distribution filler metals. In this new role, Jackson oversees the company's stick electrode and solid wire...

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race car welding

Drive fast, weld right

November 7, 2006

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Of all the fabrication tools necessary to build -- and repair -- race cars, welding equipment is one of the most essential. To keep a race car together, safe for drivers, and at its competitive best, welding and metallurgy come into play every day in the motorsports industry.

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Welding helmet features Mexican flag design

November 7, 2006

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now offers an autodarkening helmet that features a Mexican flag design with auto-on and grind mode lens technology.The bright-green metallic helmet features red and white...

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Welding machine has multiprocess capabilities

November 7, 2006

The Power MIG™ 350MP from The Lincoln Electric Co. has SMAW, GMAW, and flux-cored capabilities, as well as pulsed GMAW, Pulse-On-Pulse™, and Power Mode™.Using Lincoln Chopper...

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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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