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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A tribute to veterans

November 9, 2004

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Editor's Note: The U.S. remembers its armed forces' veterans twice each year— Memorial Day in May and Veterans Day in November. In this article, Marty Rice, a reader-favorite author on thefabricator.com, pays tribute to veterans and describes how one metal sculptor chose to represent an important part of a serviceman's or — woman's life.

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Lincoln Electric elects board chairman

October 18, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that its board of directors has elected John M. Stropki as chairman of the board. Stropki, named president and CEO in June, succeeds Anthony A. Massaro,...

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Fully enclosed generator features larger fuel tank

October 12, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s BobcatT 250 welding generator features a fully enclosed case, XENOY® protective armor on the front panel, an Accu-ratedT 10,000 W of usable peak generator power, and a...

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Arc welding power sources are lightweight, compact

October 12, 2004

Multiquip offers the GAW-135H and GAW-180HE lightweight, compact arc welding power sources.The GAW-135H combines 135 amps of DC welding power and 1.5-kW AC output. With a dry weight of 110 lbs. (49 ...

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All-in-one GMAW machines suitable for thin-gauge metals

September 14, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 350 GMAW and 350P pulsed GMAW power sources designed for welding thin-gauge aluminum, stainless steel, and steel.Both units offer 208/230-...

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A Great Combination

September 14, 2004

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Dwarfed by his largest sculpture to date, artist Gary Beals collaborated with K-zell Metals to create this piece for the University of New Mexico.The stainless steel centerpiece for a grouping of sculptures at the University of New Mexico is a first for its creators for several reasons.First, the...

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Not your average museum—a metal art mecca

September 14, 2004

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Editors Note: Bob Nichols, author of The Fire of Creation, a reader favorite on thefabricator.com, recently toured the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tenn. The following account of that tour display only a few of the many items on display at this amazing facility.Closed for exhibit...

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GMAW machines designed for thin-gauge metals

August 10, 2004

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Millermatic® 350 GMAW and 350P pulsed GMAW power sources designed for welding thin-gauge aluminum, stainless steel, and steel.Both units offer 208/230-...

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ESAB assists in Radome system welding

August 10, 2004

Reponding to a call from Airgas Mid-America on behalf of client Davlan Eng., ESAB provided welding equipment and expertise for welding the aluminum base of the Radome system, a portable ground...

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Man welding with Lincoln Electric power source.

MIG welding—The basics and then some

July 13, 2004

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Whether it's used in the shop, field, or the garage hobby shop, MIG is a great process.

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Delta repair welders aim high

July 13, 2004

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Pilots refer to flying experience as "seat time." For the 300-plus certified welders in Delta Air Lines' TechOps division, the term has a similar meaning. Certification is just the first step for them. Qualified GTAW welders here log plenty of seat time.Whether they maintain ground support...

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Lincoln Electric welding instructor wins AWS award

July 13, 2004

The American Welding Society (AWS) recently awarded Joseph Kolasa Jr., welding instructor at The Lincoln Electric Company, with the Private Sector Instructor Membership Award at its annual awards...

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ESAB supplies Brazilian steel producer

July 13, 2004

Usiminas Mecănica (Usimec), a Brazilian company that supplies Brazil's shipbuilding and other industries, has purchased two ESAB Avenger 2 cutting machines for cutting large plates that measure...

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Welding Miniature Devices

July 13, 2004

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Welders have been joining miniature electromechanical devices for industrial and medical applications for more than 30 years. However, it's a subject that hasn't been featured much in papers and technical publications.The history of joining miniature devices goes back to the turn of the century in...

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Lincoln Electric elects president, CEO

June 9, 2004

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has elected John M. Stropki, Jr. as president and CEO of the company, effectively immediately, succeeding Anthony A. Massaro, who held the position for eight years....

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