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.

Filter Content

ESAB supplies Brazilian steel producer

July 13, 2004

Usiminas Mecănica (Usimec), a Brazilian company that supplies Brazil's shipbuilding and other industries, has purchased two ESAB Avenger 2 cutting machines for cutting large plates that measure...

Continue Reading

Welding Miniature Devices

July 13, 2004

By:

Welders have been joining miniature electromechanical devices for industrial and medical applications for more than 30 years. However, it's a subject that hasn't been featured much in papers and technical publications.The history of joining miniature devices goes back to the turn of the century in...

Continue Reading

Lincoln Electric elects president, CEO

June 9, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has elected John M. Stropki, Jr. as president and CEO of the company, effectively immediately, succeeding Anthony A. Massaro, who held the position for eight years....

Continue Reading

Lincoln Electric equipment used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

June 8, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. reported that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway uses its equipment behind the scenes, fabricating track equipment, as well as on the track’s grandstands, signs, and...

Continue Reading

Protection system prevents weld head damage

May 4, 2004

The OrbiSmart weld head recognition system from Orbimatic is designed to recognize which weld is fitted to the power supply and deliver the correct output and operation range, preventing weld head...

Continue Reading

Manual SMAW electrodes introduced

May 4, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. has added four new products to its Excalibur® line of all-position, low-hydrogen electrodes for manual SMAW. The electrodes are intended to provide even burnoff, optimum...

Continue Reading

Arc welding reel handles single conductor electrode cable, grounding lead

May 4, 2004

The Hannay SWCR arc welding reel is designed to handle single conductor electrode cable and grounding lead. Current passes through a 400-amp rated rotary electrical device for use with any cable...

Continue Reading

EWI hires new personnel

May 4, 2004

EWI has hired five new employees: Dr. Evgueni Todorov as a senior NDE engineer; Dr. Brian Lu as a senior microjoining engineer; Vikram Thyagarajan as an applications engineer in engineering and...

Continue Reading

Second Lincoln Electric facility earns ISO 14001 certification

May 4, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. announced that its welding equipment, consumables, and automation manufacturing plant in Euclid, Ohio, has been certified to ISO 14001, an international standard for...

Continue Reading

Air racing team relies on Lincoln Electric GTAW machine

May 4, 2004

San Jose, Calif.'s Dago Red team recently took first place at the 2003 National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nev. Crew Chief Bill Kerchenfaut said that one of the secret weapons in his...

Continue Reading

Hobart Institute offers welding training, certification for aerospace applications

May 4, 2004

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has worked with the aerospace industry to customize classroom training modules, including purging techniques, heat input, and basic metallurgy of the...

Continue Reading

Practical Welding Today®editor recaps AWS: New technologies, new optimism

May 4, 2004

According to Practical Welding Today®Associate Editor Stephanie Vaughan, equipmentmakers typically display new equipment and technologies at tradeshows, but at the 2004 AWS Show in Chicago in...

Continue Reading

Rexarc appoints president

April 8, 2004

Rexarc Intl. Inc. has appointed Robert Moyer as president. Previously, Moyer served as the company's executive vice president.The 75-year-old West Alexandria, Ohio-based company produces welding...

Continue Reading

Titanium—You can weld it!

April 6, 2004

By:

"Titanium need not be all that hard to weld!"The American Welding Society (AWS)1said it, and I agree. Well-done titanium welds look like frozen mercury: shiny and reflective. A couple of basic factors make titanium different from other metals. These unique characteristics, and a lack of...

Continue Reading

Entry arch and gates based on history use modern technologies

April 6, 2004

By:

The Santa Ysabel Ranch entry arch and gates, Paso Robles, Calif.Creating an entry gate for a new housing development doesn't sound like such a tough assignment until you toss in historical references as design constraints. Using the lore and symbolism of the Chumash Indian tribe that once settled...

Continue Reading