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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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FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication - TheFabricator.com

FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication

October 23, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced new UltraCore® SR-12 gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire. This 75 to 80 percent argon/balance CO2 wire meets AWS E71T-12M-JH8 requirements in as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The wire is suitable for pressure vessel fabrication and applications...

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Combination torch cuts metal to 8 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Combination torch cuts metal to 8 in. thick

October 17, 2012

ESAB's Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced a new line of combination cutting torches as part of the Purox Elite series of gas apparatus products. It welds material up to 1 in. thick and cuts metal up to 8 in. thick. The tubeless, extruded WH-4200 welding handle and the...

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Welding helmet integrates five levels of protection

October 16, 2012

The new 3M Speedglas 9100 MP welding helmet integrates five levels of protection — head, eye, face, respiratory, and hearing — into one system. The helmet features adjustable settings for the headband and face seal to profile each user’s head and face. The clear, protective visor, which...

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Digital turntable rotates weld assemblies to 300 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Digital turntable rotates weld assemblies to 300 lbs.

October 15, 2012

MK Products has introduced the new CobraTurn™ digital turntable. With a balanced load capacity of 300 lbs. (horizontally) in forward and reverse operation, the turntable rotates small to large weld assemblies. The blue LED offers 0.1-RPM, digital, real-time feedback and displays the...

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Welding gun made for aluminum, pulsed GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Welding gun made for aluminum, pulsed GMAW

September 25, 2012

Miller has introduced the new XR™-Pistol-Pro gun built for aluminum GMAW and pulsed GMAW in heavy industrial applications such as truck and trailer manufacturing, shipbuilding, emergency and recreational vehicle manufacturing, and general fabrication. Compatible with the company's XR-S/D...

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Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization - TheFabricator.com

Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization

September 19, 2012

ArcOne offers the new iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter. The filter features standard and auto-variable shade adjustment from 3/5 to 14. GTAW mode include upslope and downslope control. Eight memory settings allow customization of each helmet. The filters are available in the Vision®...

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Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing - TheFabricator.com

Arc welding robot features fully integrated dressing

September 17, 2012

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 1520ID dedicated arc welding robot. It features internal axis-1 routing of the welding cabling, a compact swing base, and 30 percent less weight than the company's IRB 1600ID. The upper arm integrated dressing (ID) design provides protection for all media,...

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Antispatter coating protects welding equipment - TheFabricator.com

Antispatter coating protects welding equipment

September 5, 2012

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on manual and automatic GMAW equipment for up to eight hours with one application. The coating shields contact tips, welding nozzles,...

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Custom welding helmet features koi fish, dragon artwork

August 28, 2012

Matheson has announced the second in its series of Select® Limited Edition custom welding helmets. Designed by Freddy Sicoli of Killer Kreations in Philadelphia, the helmet design art was originally done by airbrush. The design features a dragon on one side and a koi fish on the other. The...

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Reusable respirator features low profile - TheFabricator.com

Reusable respirator features low profile

August 15, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new LPR-100 half-mask respirator with a patented low-profile design to fit under most welding helmets. Part of the Arc Armor™ line of welding protective products, the respirator features a NIOSH-certified design that filters out 99.97 percent of...

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GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gun liner system allows leeway if liner is cut too short

August 6, 2012

Tregaskiss will display its new QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ system at FABTECH Intl. The system is designed to minimize the problems that can occur when a GMAW gun liner is cut too short, including poor wire feeding, burnbacks, and premature contact tip failure. It can be used with...

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Ultrasonic welding machine splices wire bundles with one pulse - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic welding machine splices wire bundles with one pulse

July 18, 2012

Sonobond Ultrasonics offers the Dual Head SpliceRite™ ultrasonic wire splicer. It accommodates large wire bundles with one pulse, handling stranded copper wire bundles with cross sections of 1.89 to 3.94 sq. in. It also handles lightly tinned or oxidized wires up to 2.36 sq. in. without...

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Multiprocess welding system uses 115- or 208-/230-VAC input

July 18, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced the Fabricator® 211i, a fully integrated GMAW/SMAW/GTAW inverter welding system. The 57.3-lb. unit uses either 115- or 208-/230-VAC, single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz. It delivers 5 to 150 amps on 115 VAC and 5 to 210 amps on 230 VAC. Voltages are switched...

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Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls - TheFabricator.com

Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls

July 17, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new digital controls and new headgear for its Arc Armor® Digital Elite™, Digital Performance™, and Digital Pro-Hobby™ series auto-darkening welding helmets. The company also has introduced welding helmets with two female-inspired...

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Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent - TheFabricator.com

Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent

June 26, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced Victor® Professional EST4 EDGE™ series two-stage gas regulators for acetylene, oxygen, inert gases, CO2, methane, and hydrogen. The regulators feature an efficient internal flow path to help improve consistency from full to empty cylinder. They...

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