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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AWS announces U.S. Open Weld Trials winner

June 14, 2005

Joel Stanley, representing Northern Penobscot Tech, Region III, Maine, is the official winner of the 2005 U.S. Open Weld Trials held at the American Welding Society's (AWS) 2005 AWS Welding...

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The blades of Don Fogg—a cut above

June 14, 2005

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This 11.375-in. blade was forged from 1095 steel; the habaki* is made from 40 percent shibuichi, gold-plated nickel silver seppa, and Damascus tsuba.*See glossary at the end of the article for swordsmithing terms. Photo courtesy of Don Fogg.What is it about forged and polished steel sharpened to an...

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Metal on his mind

June 14, 2005

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Most people are happy just to get their thoughts down on paper. Mike Ingram takes it a step farther, capturing what he sees in his mind in the metal he shapes and welds.

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EWI names president, CEO

June 6, 2005

The Board of Trustees of the Edison Welding Institute (EWI) today announced the selection of Dr. Henry J. Cialone as president and CEO. Cialone replaced Don Caudy, who has been serving as the...

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Lincoln Electric appoints president of J.W. Harris

May 24, 2005

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has appointed David J. Nangle as president of J.W. Harris Co. Inc., the company's recently acquired manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys. In this new position,...

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Electrode designed for all-position welding

May 10, 2005

Hobart Brothers' Pipemaster® Pro-60 SMAW electrode is designed for all-position welding. Applications include pipe, plate, construction, shipbuilding, general-purpose fabrication, and maintenance...

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Considering change

May 10, 2005

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Gas-shielded flux cored arc welding (FCAW) is known for its high deposition rates and out-of-position welding capability in heavy manufacturing and fabrication applications. In an industry often averse to change, many companies consider their current FCAW practices and equipment as trustworthy family members: always reliable, with no reason to change.

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ESAB names senior executive for Florence operations

April 12, 2005

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products North America has announced the promotion of Jeff Hoffart to senior vice president and general manager for the company's Florence, S.C., operations. In his new...

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MIG welding tips and resources

April 11, 2005

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Photo courtesy of AlcoTec Wire Corp.Motorcycle- and hot rod-building shows on TV have put welding in a very positive light lately. In fact, Jesse James, the star of Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage," was named the American Welding Society (AWS) Welder of the Year because of his contributions to...

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Using AC for Al

April 11, 2005

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Figure 1Orbital gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) has been used in many industries since its introduction in the 1950s. Developed by the aerospace industry for welding small fittings to tubes, the process was limited by its large power supplies and cumbersome fixtures suited only to workshop...

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Panasonic Factory Automation changes name

March 8, 2005

Panasonic Factory Automation has been renamed Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America (PFSA).The name change unifies the company's capital equipment business globally under the Panasonic name...

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99% GTAW, 100% RAD

March 8, 2005

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Troy Trepanier stands next to the FastForward Fastback 1967 Mustang®, a project car restored with modifications borrowed from Ford's 2005 concept Mustang. It was made in 18 weeks with parts and accessories found and bought on eBay Motors. Troy Trepanier says his company does all the...

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Larger-than-life objects equal memorable sculptures

March 8, 2005

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Almost every artist blacksmith learns to make small animal heads from rods and often hammers petal-like shapes into flowers. But some 'smiths go far beyond these exercises and make items that are so much larger than life that they fall into the category of expressive sculpture.

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5,500 generator offers low dB

February 8, 2005

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers the Legend® 302 gas engine-driven welding generator, a low-speed generator that produces 5,500 W of peak power and 5,000 W of continuous power at 1,800 RPM. At...

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MG Systems and Welding appoints western regional sales manager

February 8, 2005

MG Systems and Welding has appointed Dick Parrott as western regional sales manager.Parrott returned to the company after a 19-year absence. He has 20 years' metal cutting and fabrication industry...

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