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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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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Lincoln Electric equipment used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

June 8, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. reported that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway uses its equipment behind the scenes, fabricating track equipment, as well as on the track’s grandstands, signs, and...

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Protection system prevents weld head damage

May 4, 2004

The OrbiSmart weld head recognition system from Orbimatic is designed to recognize which weld is fitted to the power supply and deliver the correct output and operation range, preventing weld head...

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Manual SMAW electrodes introduced

May 4, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. has added four new products to its Excalibur® line of all-position, low-hydrogen electrodes for manual SMAW. The electrodes are intended to provide even burnoff, optimum...

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Arc welding reel handles single conductor electrode cable, grounding lead

May 4, 2004

The Hannay SWCR arc welding reel is designed to handle single conductor electrode cable and grounding lead. Current passes through a 400-amp rated rotary electrical device for use with any cable...

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EWI hires new personnel

May 4, 2004

EWI has hired five new employees: Dr. Evgueni Todorov as a senior NDE engineer; Dr. Brian Lu as a senior microjoining engineer; Vikram Thyagarajan as an applications engineer in engineering and...

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Second Lincoln Electric facility earns ISO 14001 certification

May 4, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. announced that its welding equipment, consumables, and automation manufacturing plant in Euclid, Ohio, has been certified to ISO 14001, an international standard for...

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