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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Stainless steel electrodes suitable for surfacing, welding over gaps

November 11, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two self-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes designed to weld stainless steels and for the cladding of carbon steels. The lower penetration of the wires makes them suitable for surfacing and for welding over gaps.SelectAlloy 308LTO-3 contains a nominal...

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Cladding system applies corrosion-resistant alloys to pipeline inner walls

November 11, 2008

The ARC-05P from ARC Specialties is a PLC, GTAW, vertical-bore cladding system that circumferentially overlays corrosion-resistant alloys to the inner wall of carbon steel pipeline. The end result is a pipeline with the strength of carbon steel to withstand the pressure of deep sea, and the...

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Torch series introduced

November 11, 2008

Victor Equipment Co. now offers a series of cutting, welding, and heating torches and outfits.The Performer® is the lightest outfit in the series and can weld from 1/32 in. to 1-1/4 in. and cut 1/8 in. to 6 in. The SuperRange® II is a medium-duty outfit suitable for cutting and heating with...

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Cored welding wire manufacturer launches facility in Ohio

November 11, 2008

RevWires LLC, a cored welding wire manufacturer in Troy, Ohio, is scheduled to open an 80,000-sq.-ft. research and manufacturing facility this fall, with production to begin early 2009. The company is investing more than $14 million in the project.The highly automated plant, which will incorporate...

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GTAW common joint designs

November 11, 2008 | By Jack Fulcer

Understanding common gas tungsten arc weld (GTAW) joints, knowing when to use them, and mastering the proper method for each can help you achieve better welds. This article focuses on butt, corner, and T joints and discusses considerations such as material type and thickness.

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TIG for titanium tubing

October 28, 2008 | By Jack Fulcer

Although titanium has a reputation for being difficult to weld, it doesn't have to be problematic. Paying close attention to filler metal selection, cleanness, and use of the shielding gas are three steps to successful GTAW on titanium tube and pipe.

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The root causes of weld defects

October 28, 2008 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Bad welds can be traced back to poor workmanship, poor design, or a little of both.

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Eagles, dragons: Stainless steel takes on many forms

October 14, 2008 | By John Luck

Metal fabricator Kevin Stone uses gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to sculpt massive pieces of art from stainless steel. Read about Stone's creative and technical processes and discover important tips that can improve your stainless steel welding.

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Mining her talent

October 14, 2008 | By Vicki Bell

Imagine growing up thinking you really have no artistic ability and then taking a class that rekindles childhood interests and blows that belief sky high. Such was the case for jewelry-maker Sherry Moser, whose unique and beautiful creations pay homage to her upbringing and her deep love of her surroundings.

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Gooseneck system for GMAW guns facilitates quick style change

October 14, 2008

Tregaskiss now offers a QUICK LOAD™ gooseneck system for its curved-handle TOUGH GUN™ GMAW guns. The system allows welding operators to change gooseneck combinations quickly, minimizing downtime and providing the exact angle for specific welding applications, states the manufacturer....

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GTAW torch withstands high-amperage applications without overheating

October 14, 2008

Weldcraft's WP-12 water-cooled GTAW torch is designed to withstand high-amperage applications without overheating, minimize downtime, and improve operator comfort. It is rated at 500 amps at 100 percent duty cycle for DC GTAW.The torch features 100 percent copper construction to help ensure maximum...

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Reconditioning system for welding gas cylinders removes contaminants

October 14, 2008

Viking Blast & Wash Systems' welding gas cylinder reconditioning system, the GC440, removes rust, enamel paint, and other surface contaminants from gas cylinders ranging in size from 12 in. dia. to an SSPC-SP6 surface finish on a continuous-flow basis.In an 8-hour day, the system can clean...

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Portable weld curtain sets up, breaks down in seconds

October 14, 2008

A & A Mfg. has released a new portable weld curtain. The curtain sets up and breaks down in seconds, according to the company, and can be transported to new workstations with its roller wheels.When extended, maximum height is 72.0 in. Width is 74.5 in. When retracted, the curtain stands only 4 in....

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Industrial chairs ergonomically designed for welders

October 14, 2008

Synetik Design Inc. has developed a line of ergonomic seating products for welders.The company's patented Stag4 and Flex chairs are designed to provide a safe, comfortable position while...

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American Welding & Tank acquires Certified Cylinder

October 14, 2008

American Welding & Tank LLC (AWT), Mechanicsburg, Pa., a division of Taylor-Wharton Intl. LLC, recently acquired Certified Cylinder Inc., Crossville, Tenn.AWT says the acquisition will significantly expand its refurbishing services. The purchased company will operate as Certified Cylinder a...

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