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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Multiprocess welding system provides industrial-quality arc in compact package

December 10, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Rebel™ EMP 215ic, a 120- to 230-V, CC/CV welding system that offers true multiprocess arc performance and portability. A sMIG (smart MIG) function enables users to begin GMAW with a stable arc by setting metal thickness and wire diameter. There is no need to enter...

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Cladding system employs preheated filler wire, tandem electrodes

December 10, 2015

Polysoude offers the TIGer cladding system. It uses preheated filler wire and incorporates a system of two tungsten electrodes in tandem configuration. This allows the ignition of two electrical arcs, which, by way of mutual attraction, combine to convey a single heat source. This single heat...

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Making it personal – fabricating a holiday gift

December 9, 2015 | By Josh Welton

It’s that time of year when people start thinking about giving the perfect gift. What could be better than a unique item you fabricate? Here are step-by-step instructions for making a metal vase.

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Rebel by ESAB: Go anywhere. Weld anything.

December 8, 2015

By: ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

The truth is out about this game-changing welding machine that combines unmatched simplicity, performance and control in a complete, ready-to-weld package. Visit

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Make way for the torch queen

December 2, 2015 | By Amanda Carlson

Contributing Editor Amanda Carlson introduces us to a former contractor who has found her niche as a welding artist and instructor.

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Respect creativity

December 2, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Ever see a piece of art and think, “I could do that”? Well, maybe you have the skills, but what about the vision and creativity of the person who created that piece? Give creativity its due respect.

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Welding information management software offered on multiple power sources

December 1, 2015

As part of its Welding Intelligence™ systems, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its welding information management software to multiple power sources, including the Continuum™ GMAW machine, Dynasty® 280 DX GTAW machine, PipeWorx 400 welding system, and SubArc Digital series. The...

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GTAW/SMAW system delivers arc strikes as low as 5 amps

December 1, 2015

CK Worldwide offers the MT200-AC/DC GTAW system. Its interface provides simple welding parameter adjustments, while its compact size and light weight allow for mobility and use in tight workspaces. Featuring two dynamic modes for GTAW and SMAW, the unit is suitable for welders of all skill...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology to break ground on new facility

November 30, 2015

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) will break ground on its Next Generation Welder Learning Facility at its Troy, Ohio, campus in early 2016. With more than 14,000 sq. ft. of space, the new facility will be an addition to the institute’s existing 13-acre campus, offering welder...

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Still Building America—Making a change

November 30, 2015 | By Josh Welton

Do you sometimes feel that it’s time for a career change? What would you do with your skills if you were brave enough to venture out on your own? Here’s the story of one man who did just that.

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Miller Electric redesigns website

November 27, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based arc welding product manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has unveiled a redesigned website at The site has been streamlined and optimized for use on mobile devices. Visitors can log in to the site or through a social media account and create a profile...

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Power source offers three programming levels based on user skill

November 24, 2015

Kjellberg offers the PSI 400 power source for plasma transferred-arc welding and plasma joint welding. It delivers a maximum welding current of 400 amps at 100 percent duty cycle. The power source is operated via a touch display on the power source or a laptop. Different user levels offer...

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DeWys Mfg. names weld engineer

November 23, 2015

Metal fabrication firm DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has hired Ryan Crandell as weld engineer overseeing all manual and robotic weld processes. Crandell has a bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology and an associate degree in welding technology from Ferris State University, as...

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Miller, SkillsUSA announce winner of $40,000 scholarship

November 20, 2015

Appleton, Wis.-based arc welding products manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced that Andrew Cardin of Sutton, Mass., has received a $40,000 scholarship for earning the welding spot on the 2015 SkillsUSA World Team. The Miller Electric International WorldSkills Competition Scholarship...

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Self-contained virtual training system introduces students to welding

November 19, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s new VRTEX® Engage™ weld training system brings virtual reality arc welding training to students’ desktops. This stand-alone, foundational system sets up anywhere to help educators train welders. It addresses introductory welding curriculum, including safety, machine...

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