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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Orbital welding power supply enhanced

November 8, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. has added the HMS (hardware monitoring system) and AWCC (automatic weld current calibration) to its Orbimat 165CB orbital welding power supply.The HMS allows operators to...

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Tungsten grinder provides consistent tip geometry

November 8, 2005

Diamond Ground Products offers its DGP-3-V2 grinding system that provides ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. An optional vacuum system...

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Lens, filter designed for underwater welding

November 8, 2005

Specialty Welds Ltd. offers a fully waterproof, autodarkening welding lens/filter for underwater wet welding.The filter will fit into a standard Kirby Morgan welding assembly and provides a convenient...

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Welding torches allow seven configurations

November 8, 2005

Weldcraft offers its SF-225 modular flex head torch package that includes the WP-9 and WP-17 series 70-degree heads, power cable, water and gas hoses, and handle.Welding operators can customize a...

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Select-Arc Inc. appoints three

November 8, 2005

Select-Arc Inc., Fort Loramie, Ohio, has appointed Michael Tecklenburg as national sales manager.Tecklenburg has 24 years of sales and technical experience and graduated from The Ohio State University...

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AWS to sponsor pavilion at Weldex 2006

November 8, 2005

Nexus Media Communications and the American Welding Society (AWS) will collaborate to establish an AWS pavilion at Weldex 2006. The pavilion will feature AWS members, the society itself, and products...

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Hobart Institute offers FCAW courseware

November 8, 2005

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, now offers a FCAW course available on three DVDs with student workbook, instructor guide, tests, and answer keys. The course includes...

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Getting the needed fixtures

November 8, 2005

Woods Equipment Co. builds a variety of attachments and implements for agricultural, landscape, and construction vehicles. In a search to increase the productivity of its welding efforts amidst an ever-growing product line, the company discovered modular welding tables from Bluco Corp.

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450-amp power source provides CC/CV output

October 11, 2005

The Dimension NT 450 multiprocess welding power source from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. provides a CC/CV welding output for GMAW, SMAW, and Lift-Arc DC GTAW, as well as carbon arc gouging.The unit has a...

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GMAW products designed to enhance productivity

October 11, 2005

Bernard® Welding Equipment's Centerfire™ gas diffusers, contact tips, and nozzles work together to improve productivity in GMAW applications.The threadless contact tips drop in the gas...

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Auto-darkening welding shields let user select sensitivity

October 11, 2005

3M has introduced its WS series of welding shields for protection against eye injuries caused by arc welding, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.The WS-320/37154 for SMAW, GMAW/MAG, and GTAW...

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GTAW series includes torches, accessories, and consumables

October 11, 2005

The Legacy series of GTAW products from Weldcraft includes 9, 17, 18, 20, and 26 series torch packages, along with their supporting nozzles, collet and collet bodies, and gas lenses.The Dura-Lens gas...

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Hobart forms scholarships

October 11, 2005

Peter C. Hobart, entrepreneur and board member of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has established two $1,000 scholarships for selected students to further their education in...

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Lincoln supplies equipment for television show

October 11, 2005

Lincoln Electric supplied the welding equipment used to fabricate parts for Lance Armstrong's Pontiac GTO® on The Learning Channel's (TLC) "Overhaulin" television show.Show host and hot rod...

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TIG welding - an overview

October 11, 2005

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Welding instructor Marty Rice explains the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process, more commonly known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding.

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