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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Arc welding discontinuities

July 11, 2006

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Welding discontinuities can affect product performance and longevity. Thoroughly understanding the various defects, their causes, severity, and remedies can help ensure high-quality and superior performance. This article presents an overview of welding defects and discusses design strategies to help prevent them.

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in...

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Copper-coated low-alloy wire designed for creep-resistant steel

June 13, 2006

The OK Autrod 13.20SC copper-coated low-alloy wire from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is an EB3 submerged arc wire for welding creep-resistant steel.The wire produces a clean weld deposit with an X...

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Wall Colmonoy hires business development manager

June 13, 2006

Wall Colmonoy Corp., Madison Heights, Mich., has named Morris Warino as business development manager for Wall Colmonoy Oklahoma City, which part of the WCC Aeronautical and Aerospace Group.Morris has...

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Poor Boy Blacksmith

June 13, 2006

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Generations ago blacksmiths served long apprenticeships and acquired the knowledge to make their own tools. Today blacksmithing often is pursued by untrained hobbyists who need economical tools. This article is about a seasoned blacksmith who uses his skills to make tools and then markets them using the latest technology.

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Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award

June 2, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was...

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Safety goggles offer splash, impact

May 9, 2006

Safety goggles from ArcOne offer splash and impact protection and are available in IR-5 and IR-3 protection or clear and smoke lens finishes.The foam lining with adjustable strap provides a snug,...

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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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