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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Tregaskiss, BDI enter joint venture, form new company

September 12, 2006

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., has entered a joint venture with Browne Distribution Intl. LLC (BDI), forming Tregaskiss Intl.Tregaskiss Intl. is responsible for the growth and support of...

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Improve your GTAW in 3 steps

September 12, 2006

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Once you know some basic information about the equipment on the front of your GTAW torch, you can get the right parts for your application and start improving your welding performance.

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GMAW guns: More than a commodity

September 12, 2006

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Many welders think of GMAW guns as just a commodity. However, all of the parts in a GMAW gun have a direct impact on the time it takes to make a weld and its quality.

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Starting a portable GTAW business

September 12, 2006

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Thinking about starting your own portable GTAW business? This installment in a series about this topic focuses on the potential customer base and the welding repair needs of specific segments. It also offers pricing tips for various jobs.

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AWS Job Fair to help connect welders, employers

August 21, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced that it will host its second national job fair to allow employers to meet one-on-one and possibly recruit from a pool of more than 9,000 welding...

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Welding innovations earn Fronius "Technology of the Year Award"

August 21, 2006

Fronius has received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award, which is bestowed upon a company that has introduced an innovative technology into the market that is expected to bring...

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part III: Dos and Don'ts

August 8, 2006

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This article is part of a four-part series about establishing a portable GTAW business. It covers the dos and don'ts of business practices, safety, and welding, and includes tips that can help you retain customers and grow your business. Following these practical guidelines can help your business succeed.

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Electrode welds steel requiring 70,000-PSI minimum tensile strength

August 8, 2006

The Select 711 gas-shielded, flux-cored carbon steel electrode from Select-Arc Inc. welds steels that require a minimum of 70,000-PSI tensile strength.The all-position electrode produces good arc...

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Software helps control, minimize welding distortion

August 8, 2006

Pam-Assembly simulation software from ESI Group helps to control and minimize distortion during welding fabrication.The welding process is simulated on a local model in which comprehensive welding...

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Strain sensor uses piezoelectric elements

August 8, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB® Piezotronics Inc. has introduced M240 ICP® strain sensors that use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on...

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Select-Arc names senior development engineer

August 8, 2006

Select-Arc Inc., Fort Loramie, Ohio, has appointed Sushil R. Jana as senior development engineer.Jana was employed previously at ESAB Welding & Cutting Products and Hobart Brothers/McKay. He holds a...

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AWS seeks award nominations

August 8, 2006

The American Welding Society, Miami, is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Image of Welding awards.The awards are issued in seven categories and winners will be announced at the Image of...

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Hobart Brothers opens training center

August 8, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has opened a training center at its Troy plant to address new filler metal systems along with safety and health practices.The training center is used to educate...

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Theme railings can equal higher earnings

August 8, 2006

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With careful planning and proper estimating, fabricating commissioned metal gates and railings can be a lucrative endeavor. This article describes the process for designing, pricing, and creating these unique and often intricate structures based on client preferences. It includes examples of beautiful pieces constructed from copper, flat steel, and iron.

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Starting a portable GTAW business Part I: Know your tools and skills

July 11, 2006

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Starting a portable GTAW business takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it also takes the basics of knowing how to start it. It's important to learn about what equipment you need, how to set it up, and how to evaluate your welding before you take your first job.

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