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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Tungsten electrodes enhanced

May 9, 2006

Diamond Ground Products has introduced Cryo-T tungsten electrodes.The thoriated tungsten is cryogenically treated—cooled with nitrogen gas to -300 degrees and then slowly reheated to room...

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Panasonic names director of solutions

May 9, 2006

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America, Buffalo Grove, Ill., has named M. Faisal Pandit as director of solutions, responsible for all software and engineering systems.Pandit has been employed with...

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Metal fabricating in a new millennium

May 9, 2006

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The forming and fabricating of the 925-foot BP Pedestrian Bridge located at the east section of Chicago's Millennium Park, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is explored.

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Praxair announces new staff appointments

April 11, 2006

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has made several new appointments to its staff. Bob Phillips is Northeast U.S. division general manager; Randy Brittingham is vice president and general manager, U.S.;...

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Welding helmet has variable shades, outside adjustment knob

April 11, 2006

The Optiva autodarkening welding helmet from ArcOne is suitable for GMAW and SMAW applications and has variable dark shades of 9 to 13 and an outside adjustment knob.The helmet is solar-powered and...

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Gas shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for mild steel welding

April 11, 2006

UltraCore™ 712C and 712A80 gas shielded, flux-cored wires from The Lincoln Electric Co. are suitable for mild steel welding applications.The 712C for tank and shipbuilding applications uses...

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Metal-cored electrodes suitable for weldments requiring painting

April 11, 2006

Select-Arc Inc. offers two carbon steel, gas-shielded, composite metal-cored electrodes that have a high tolerance of mill scale and rust. Both are suitable for weldments that require painting.The...

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EWI appoints vice presidents

April 11, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has named Harvey Castner and Phil Weisenbach as vice presidents and has appointed them as officers to its board. Weisenbach also has assumed the role of COO.Castner was elected...

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Wall Colmonoy names vice president

April 11, 2006

Wall Colmonoy Corp., Madison Heights, Mich., has elected John Sturch as vice president of the company's Aeronautical and Aerospace group.Sturch is responsible for business development and growth for...

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Lincoln to open facility in Dubai

April 11, 2006

Lincoln Electric Co. is building a regional headquarters and training facility in Dubai to support sales and customer service throughout the Middle East and North Africa.The 5,500-sq.-ft. facility is...

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Getting autobody welding down cold

April 11, 2006

Volkswagen's automobile manufacturing facility in Saxony, Germany, was spending more time and effort on post-weld finishing operations than it wanted to, but because of the requirements the company was dedicated to meeting, not much automation was possible. Through its research, Volkswagen decided to invest in cold metal transfer welding, which helped the company save time and effort while keeping up its product quality.

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Magical, mystical metal

April 11, 2006

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Richard Wilson's metal art reflects his appreciation for metal's lesser-known intrinsic qualities. This article explains how Wilson became a welder and metal artist and describes the materials and processes he uses. It details one project from start to finish. It also offers insight into the future of the welding labor force from Wilson's perspective as a welding instructor and manufacturing consultant.

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Portable weld curtain has roller wheel

March 7, 2006

The weld curtain from A & A Mfg.—Gortite Div. is portable and sets up and breaks down quickly and comes with a roller wheel, allowing it to be transported to different workstations.When...

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GMAW systems incorporate new guns, consumables

March 7, 2006

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has integrated Bernard Q®-Guns with Centerfire™ consumables on most of its industrial wire feeder products and bundled GMAW systems.Miller's 22-A , 24-A, R-115, and...

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Lincoln sponsors NASCAR Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes

March 7, 2006

Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has announced its NASCAR® Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes, that offers individuals a chance to win one of three NASCAR prizes.The grand prize is a VIP race package...

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