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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Hobart Institute expands training area

September 16, 2008

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has added 8,000 sq. ft. of training area to include two additional, large classrooms and lab space equipped with new technology.Enrollment has doubled at the institute during the last three years, which required a second shift to be added during...

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FABTECH to include welding competition

September 16, 2008

The 2008 FABTECH® Intl. & AWS Welding Show Including METALFORM will host the AWS Skills Competition Weld-Off, an event that tests students' welding skills. FABTECH is scheduled to run Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas.Six finalists, selected from 24 student welders who participated in the SkillsUSA...

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American Weldquip hires district sales managers

September 16, 2008

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, has hired four district sales managers.Ray Trudell has 25 years of experience in the welding industry, employed most recently for more than 11 years by Praxair – Canada as territory manager. He is responsible for the Ontario, Canada, market.Todd...

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Arc welding robot has dresspack routed inside upper arm

September 3, 2008

ABB's IRB 1600ID (integrated dressing), robot has its dresspack routed inside the robot's upper arm, which makes it suitable for arc welding.The dresspack carries all the media necessary for arc welding, including power, welding wire, shielding gas, and pressure air.On conventional robots, the...

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GTAW Welding

GTAW the thin line

August 26, 2008 | By Jack Fulcer

Gas tungsten arc welding thin metals can bring up an array of problems. Fortunately, best practices can prevent those problems from occurring in the first place.

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ASME Section IX, production welding positions

Welder training essentials: Positioning it right

August 26, 2008 | By Walter Sperko, P.E.

Communicating the right welding position is vital for any welding application. Otherwise, a welder might find himself welding in positions for which he is not qualified--and that's not a good thing.

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Bare, covered electrodes meet military, nuclear application specifications

August 12, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC manufactures a line of bare and covered welding electrodes. The company's range of consumables includes high-alloy, stainless steel, and nickel-alloy electrodes.The welding wires help deliver good slag release; wetting action; weld profile characteristics; and a smooth, stable...

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Pipe welding video available for download

August 12, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers videos on pipe welding techniques, available for free download at the company's Web site. The videos explain techniques and technology that can help increase pipe welding productivity.Online video topics include new advances in pipe welding techniques, preparation of...

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Electrodes designed for tubular welding

August 12, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. manufactures tubular welding electrodes. The company's line of welding wires comprises flux-cored and metal-cored products, including carbon steel, low-alloy, stainless steel, nickel-alloy, and hardsurfacing electrodes.Applications include automotive exhaust systems, oil exploration...

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ESAB appoints VP of product management, development

August 12, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals, has added Michael J. Ostaffe as vice president of product management and development, filler metals, for North America. He is responsible for driving the company's programs in...

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D&S Mfg. unveils expansion plan

August 12, 2008

Michael Dougherty, president of D&S Mfg. in Black River Falls, Wis., has announced the company's initiation of a $6.4 million expansion of its production facilities. The 12-month project commenced in June."As a result of the strong sales growth we have experienced during the past several years, D&S...

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Image Industries adds regional applications engineer

August 12, 2008

Image Industries, Huntley, Ill., has announced the addition of Elie Klachkin as regional applications engineer serving the northeastern states from Maine to Virginia.In this newly created position, Klachkin helps clients develop products focusing on stud welding technology. He is responsible for...

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Submerged arc welding : then and now

July 29, 2008 | By Steven Rainwater

Submerged arc welding (SAW) is so named because the weld and arc zone are submerged beneath a blanket of flux. The flux material becomes conductive when it is molten, creating a path for the current to pass between the electrode and the workpiece. The flux blanket prevents spatter and sparks, while...

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Becoming the best danged welder on the block

July 29, 2008 | By Marty Rice

"Welder wanted" signs abound in many areas of the U.S., and welding instructor Marty Rice believes there's never been a better time to pursue a welding career. How do you make your welding career the best it can be? Following certain guidelines can help.

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20,000 welds under the sea

July 29, 2008

A Florida company specializing in underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair of deep sea vessels needs reliable, safe, and portable equipment to ensure that the job can be done anywhere in the world.

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