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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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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ESAB earns ISO 14001

March 7, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has earned environmental management system certification for ISO 14001. The company says it is one of the first welding and cutting businesses in the...

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Tregaskiss hires regional sales manager

March 7, 2006

Tregaskiss® Welding Products has added Butch Hyde as regional sales manager for the Northeast region.Hyde has more than 25 years' experience in sales and reports to the director of sales, Steve...

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Female student achieves first for school, state

March 7, 2006

Jessica Jelinski takes pride in doing her best when it comes to welding -- that's what propelled her to win first place in the SkillsUSA Wisconsin state welding competition in 2005. Today she uses that work ethic to further her welding career and teach other young people about the trades.

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Staying grounded

March 7, 2006

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Because a typical arc welding setup may consist of several electrical circuits, it's critical to apply and maintain proper grounding methods within the welding area to promote electrical safety in the workplace.

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Head of her class

March 7, 2006

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At a time when it's becoming more and more difficult to find skilled workers, it's encouraging to read about people like 18-year-old Jessica Jelinski who are studying and pursuing careers in metalworking. Jelinski is putting her welding training to good use winning competitions and working on interesting projects.

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Guidelines for tungsten electrodes

March 7, 2006

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Choosing one of the six commonly available tungsten electrodes is a crucial first step in successful gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). In addition, tip preparation is critical. The electrode choices are pure tungsten, 2 percent thoriated, 2 percent ceriated, 1.5 percent lanthanated, zirconiated, and rare earth. The end preparations are balled, pointed, and truncated.

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A tale of two welders

March 7, 2006

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George Bright and David Anthony were two welders with the same goal: to upgrade their GTAW system. Learn about their experiences and gain some insight into what you need to know to upgrade from an air-cooled to a water-cooled GTAW system.

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EWI announces high-power ultrasonics initiative

February 22, 2006

EWI today announced a new initiative intended to expand the use of high-power ultrasonics (HPU) in the manufacturing, materials processing, biomedical, and energy fields. In collaboration with Case...

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