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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Silver welder's pencil designed for fine-line layout work

June 17, 2008

The J.P. Nissen Co.'s new silver welder's pencil is designed for fine-line layout work on all metals. The pencil marks illuminate during cutting or welding and will not burn or rub off.The pencil can be sharpened in an ordinary pencil...

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Digital arc stud welding equipment offers enhanced SPC documentation

June 17, 2008

The Smart Weld™ line of digital arc stud welding equipment is available from Image Industries with advanced data management for SPC documentation.The documentation feature serves as a reinforcement tool for maintaining quality control measures. By reporting information such as date and time,...

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AWS conference emphasizes uses of alternative materials, improved processes

June 17, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, Welding in Aircraft and Aerospace Conference will feature aircraft and aerospace industry experts. The two-day event, Sept. 16-17, will explore new products in the industry.Primary discussion topics will include the critical benefits of using particular...

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ESAB appoints vice presidents

June 17, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has named David Abe as vice president of sales, western zone; Jerry Gleisner as vice president of sales, eastern zone; George Learmonth as vice president of strategic accounts, North America; and Greg Stauffer as vice president of sales support.Abe...

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Chrome Moly Welding

The lowdown on low-alloy filler metals

June 17, 2008 | By Keith Packard, Bruce Morrett

When welding a chromium-molybdenum alloy, selecting the optimal filler wire is critical to the long-term durability of the weld. Fortunately, matching the filler metal to the alloy is no more difficult than it is for matching a filler metal to any other family of alloys. Understanding the chemical and mechanical properties of the materials can go a long way in making strong, corrosion- and creep-resistant welds.

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GMAW

Tips for troubleshooting GMAW consumables

June 17, 2008 | By Bill Giese

Being able to quickly and accurately identify the source of GMAW consumable problems will save you both money and frustration.

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Thermadyne appoints automation business managers

May 15, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer of cutting and welding products, recently appointed Charlie Fischer, Mark Powers, and Barry McCarter as automation business managers.Fischer is responsible for the Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky region. He has worked in the welding...

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Automatio training

Automation training for a new work force

May 13, 2008 | By Ernest A. Benway

AWS predicts that by 2010, the demand for skilled welders will outstrip supply by 200,000. One means of addressing the shortage is through automated systems, such as automatic orbital GTAW units, which have gained favor in a variety of industries. But that does not diminish the requirement for an educated and well-trained work force. Automation requires more training, not less. That is why it is essential to be trained in basic welding procedures in addition to operating automated welding equipment.

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Wire welder/generator available in single unit

May 13, 2008

The Renegade 180 is the first all-in-one wire welder that is operable using its built-in generator or 230-V, single-phase wall power, says manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. It eliminates the need to own both a welding generator for field welding and a traditional GMAW machine for the shop.The...

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Welding wire drum cart handles up to 1,000-lb. containers

May 13, 2008

The Kinetic Technologies LOBOY™ drum cart offers 2.3 in. of ground clearance and a low center of gravity for towing drums or boxes of welding wire used in robotic or hard-tooled welding applications.The cart eliminates the need to transport heavy drums with lifting straps attached to a fork....

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Brennan Palmiter

See Brennan go

May 13, 2008 | By Amanda Carlson

Brennan Palmiter may look like an ordinary teenager, but behind the youthful grin is an incredibly driven16-year-old who has his sights set on a career in racing and welding.

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What do companies want from their workers?

May 13, 2008 | By Marty Rice

In his extensive career as a welder and welding instructor, Marty Rice has learned a thing or two about the qualities companies look for in their employees beyond skill proficiency. This anecdotal article discusses these qualities and their importance from Rice's perspective.

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Metal-cored welding wires reduce silicon deposits

April 15, 2008

Hobart Brothers offers Tri-Mark® Metalloy Vantage™ and Metalloy Vantage Ni1 gas-shielded, metal-cored wires. The wires include patented technology that reduces silicon island formation and produces weld bead toe lines that are almost completely free of silicon deposits, states the...

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Welding nozzles, gasless parts introduced for welding at high amperages

April 15, 2008

Bernard has introduced a line of heavy-duty and gasless Centerfire™ components, designed to help reduce operator downtime and improve weld quality for companies that weld at high amperages or change frequently between GMAW and self-shielded FCAW.The components feature thick walls, a...

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Brazing alloys, solders, fluxes suitable for various HVAC applications

April 15, 2008

TurboTorch's Viper line includes brazing alloys, solders, and fluxes for various applications. The line includes five brazing rod alloys, five solders, four high-silver alloys, three fluxes, and an aluminum repair kit.The brazing alloys are suitable for joining copper to copper and are self-fluxing...

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