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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Lucas-Milhaupt participates in Tier 2 of Wisconsin natural resources program

November 6, 2007

Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Cudahy, Wis., a producer of metal-joining products and brazing/soldering technology, recently became the second participant in Tier 2 of Wisconsin's Green Tier program. According to Lucas-Milhaupt, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representatives and other...

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Up to speed

November 6, 2007

The success of a racecar depends heavily on the quality of its welds. The welding team for Penske Racing's NASCAR® automobiles must stay on top of their game to ensure that their vehicle is not only fast but safe. This article provides a brief look at Penske Racing and describes how its welders push toward the fast track to success and safety.

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Metal Pier

Holding up under 'pier' pressure

November 6, 2007

A manufacturer and installer of steel docks in Ontario, Canada, purchased new welding equipment that gave the company increased reliability in adverse weather conditions.

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High-nickel alloy intended for GTAW, GMAW, submerged arc welding

October 9, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced the bare-wire and covered-electrode versions of the Arcos 617 high-nickel alloy, used primarily to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum base material and to join various dissimilar high-temperature alloys.Intended for GTAW, GMAW, and submerged arc welding, the bare...

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Push-pull aluminum welding gun has enhanced feeding performance

October 9, 2007

The XR-Aluma-Pro™ from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. incorporates an aluminum series-specific tension setting to optimize feeding performance on 4000 and 5000 series aluminum and to help solve problems caused by burnback and arc fluctuations.Designed to eliminate the need to use a water-cooled gun...

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Self-shielded flux-cored welding gun introduced

October 9, 2007

Bernard's Dura-Flux™ is the company's first self-shielded, flux-cored welding gun.The gun features a nonmetallic trigger that the company says absorbs less heat than metal triggers and is designed to increase operator comfort. The trigger is also made with a sealed microswitch to keep dust...

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GMAW machine has seven voltage taps

October 9, 2007

The 77-lb. Handler® 210 all-in-one GMAW machine from Hobart Welding Products has 25 to 210 amps of welding power in a 77-lb. package. It welds mild steel up to 3/8 in. and aluminum up to 1/4 in., yet provides low-end control that enables it to weld 24-ga. material without burn-through or excess...

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Welding curtain protects, enhances vision

October 9, 2007

The Spectra Orange See-Thru Curtain™ from Wilson Industries filters both welding arc images and all far UV radiation and blue light, while transmitting outside light into the welding booth to aid the welder's vision. The curtain also provides safety to surrounding areas.The company recommends...

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Hobart Brothers celebrates 90th anniversary

October 9, 2007

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, a manufacturer of welding filler metals, industrial systems, components, and consumables, celebrated its 90th anniversary in September.The company held a luncheon with its first-shift employees to celebrate the occasion. Troy city officials, including Mayor Michael...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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Orbitally welded stainless steel

Orbital welding of stainless steel pipe for water systems

October 9, 2007

Needing to provide a product line with standard, repeatable, and interchangeable components, American Water Technology, a manufacturer of water treatment systems, integrated stainless steel tubing and orbital welding.

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Console control displays welder's location in weld process

September 11, 2007

Thermatool Corp.'s HAZ Control Technology™ displays the combined effects of weld power, frequency, V length, impeder function, and wall thickness on the operator console. Designed to provide optimal HAZ, the control displays the welder's exact location in the weld process window.The control...

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Flux-cored wires suitable for less experienced welders

September 11, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Dual Shield X series of flux-cored wires. The wires are designed to be more forgiving than traditional flux-cored wires and are suitable for less experienced welders, the company reports.The wires provide a range of operating parameters, high...

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Welding power supply works in both EN, EP modes

September 11, 2007

OTC Daihen Inc. has introduced the DL350 low-spatter, low-input-heat, digital inverter welding power supply. Designed for use with the Daihen AX series robots, the power supply welds in both EN and EP modes and comes standard with GMAW capability for materials as thin as 0.028 in. with gaps up to...

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AWS establishes largest original section-endowed scholarship

September 11, 2007

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, and the AWS Foundation have announced the establishment of the largest original section-endowed scholarship in the society's history. The Lou DeFreitas $60,000 scholarship fund, endowed by the Santa Clara Valley Section, enables the AWS Foundation to award...

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