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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Barckhoff hires senior sales executive

August 9, 2005

Richard Alley has joined Barckhoff Welding Management, Victoria, Minn., as a senior sales executive.Alley has a background in both sales and marketing, having served the welding industry in various...

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AWS "Legend" session to feature Robert L. Peaslee

August 9, 2005

Robert L. Peaslee, known as "the father of nickel brazing," will be the interviewee at the American Welding Society's (AWS) Interview with a Legend session to be held at 10:00 a.m. November 15 as part...

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Flux designed for submerged arc welding

July 12, 2005

The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Lincolnweld® 888 flux™ is suitable for submerged arc welding in the offshore, pressure vessel, shipbuilding, and structural fabrication industries. The flux...

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Welding rolled pipe in the 1G position efficiently

July 12, 2005

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For welding in the 1G position (in which the tube or pipe rotates), solid wire is traditional filler metal. However, metal-cored wire is making headway as an alternative. Metal-cored wire requires no land at the bevel, is more forgiving of welding dirty metal, produces less spatter, and allows travel speeds up to inches per minute.

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Spot/projection welding machines introduced

June 14, 2005

The Taylor-Winfield Corp. has introduced new spot and projection welding machines.The line includes machines with 24-in. throat rocker arms with 25-, 30-, and 50-kVA-AC transformers and RWMA size 0...

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Aluminum wire suitable for GMAW, GTAW

June 14, 2005

Hobart Brothers now offers the Smootharc™ 4043 and 5356 spooled and cut-length aluminum welding wire for GMAW and GTAW applications. Currently available on the U.S. West Coast, the wires will be...

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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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