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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Symposium raises welding awareness among high school educators

January 13, 2009

More than 100 Wisconsin high school counselors, educators, and administrators attended a recent symposium on welding careers sponsored by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Airgas, Miron Construction, and AZCO Inc.Designed to inform attendees about the salary potential and variety of careers that can...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about $30 million."The Brastak acquisition represents the expansion of our brazing product line as well...

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Welding for all seasons - TheFabricator.com

Welding for all seasons

December 16, 2008 | By Tim Heston

Tom Young has lived an unconventional life full of opportunities that happened because he could do what others could not: He could weld.

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Flux-cored wire intended for general purpose welding, repairs

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers offers the Fabshield® 23 self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire for general purpose welding and repairs on thin gauge mild or galvanized steel and coated materials. The wire produces a soft, smooth arc with good wetting action and is suitable for use on multiple welding...

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Stainless steel electrodes manufactured for high-temperature welding

December 16, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC offers Arcos 310 bare-wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, which are manufactured for high-temperature welding applications.The bare-wire version, ER310, is designed to deliver high-temperature oxidation resistance up to 2,100 degrees F. This electrode is suitable for...

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GTAW/SMAW power sources enhanced to eliminate guesswork

December 16, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced that the Dynasty® 200 AC/DC GTAW/SMAW and Maxstar® 200 DC GTAW/SMAW power sources now feature Blue Lightning™ technology to help provide consistent high-frequency arc starting from 200-amp to microthin, 1-amp applications. The operator enters the...

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Modular heavy-duty welding table provides 2-ton load capacity

December 16, 2008

Strong Hand Tools™ manufactures the BuildPro™ series of welding tables. Designed for modular, simplified use, the table is constructed of precision, hardened steel plates with 5/8-in. holes in a 2-in. grid pattern. Each plate can be removed and reconfigured to extend the width of the...

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Hobart Brothers expands manufacturing operations

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers Co. has announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations into a new, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Troy, Ohio. The new facility will be used to increase production capacity for the company's welding consumables. Forty employees are expected to be added to the work force...

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Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group unites its brands

December 16, 2008

The Handy & Harman Precious Metals Group, a family of companies that supply brazing and soldering materials and technical services to OEMs and aftermarket distributors, has announced plans to unify all of its brazing companies under a single brand name—LucasMilhaupt—beginning in January...

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Pulse welding

Pulse welding eases exotic-metal fabrication

December 14, 2008

Pulsed gas metal arc welding helps AmeriFab Inc., a maker of steelmaking furnaces and related equipment, streamline its welding operations.

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Measuring up as a welder

November 25, 2008 | By Marty Rice

Among the skills employers look for in their welders is the ability to read a tape measure correctly. Surprisingly, not everyone can do so. Welding instructor Marty Rice shares an anecdote from his welding career that illustrates how critical it is for welders to master this skill.

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Manufacturing Dump Bodies

Truckin' along

November 25, 2008

A fabricator of dump truck bodies reduced spatter, improved deposition, and increased productivity when it incorporated in new inverter power sources and weld monitoring software.

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Miller Electric announces job cuts

November 19, 2008

Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced plans to cut 95 jobs, because of the economic downturn and slowing demand for its products. The layoffs represent about 6 percent of the company's 1,500 employees.According to company spokesperson Vickie Rhiner, most of the job cuts will...

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GTAW Welder

Tips for TIG torches

November 11, 2008 | By Jack Fulcer

Proper installation of GTAW torches—whether air- or water-cooled—is just one bullet on a long list of reasons that GTAW is so complex. The best way to simplify torch installation is to become familiar with the components and how to assemble them properly.

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GMAW inverter has built-in programs

November 11, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Invision 350 MPa GMAW/pulsed-GMAW inverter features built-in programs. The inverter is designed to solve distortion, burn-through, and spatter issues associated with welding light-gauge material. When combined with the S-74 MPa wire feeder, the machines create a synergic...

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