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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Welding generator has optional stainless steel case

June 12, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. now offers an optional stainless steel case for its PRO 300 multiprocess welding generator.The case is designed to protect the generator's motor from adverse weather conditions and corrosive environments. According to the manufacturer, simulated tests of the case's...

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Tregaskiss announces new hires

June 12, 2007

Tregaskiss Welding Products, Windsor, Ont., Canada, has announced two hires—Mark Morgan as customer training specialist and Judy Wilson as customer service specialist.Morgan is responsible for the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. He has more than 20 years of training, management, and customer...

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ITW acquires Tregaskiss

May 24, 2007

Illinois Tool Works has acquired Tregaskiss Welding Products, a Canadian welding company.Tregaskiss, a maker of robotic and semi-automatic welding torches, has 179 employees and supplies products to welding supply distributors in Canada and the U.S. Based in Windsor, Ontario, the company will...

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Welding shop economics

May 22, 2007 | By Phil Evans

The prices of materials consumed in your welding shop aren't the only materials-related economic considerations. How you use those materials affects the bottom line. Monitoring compressed-gas usage and looking for areas of waste can improve your shop's financial picture. This article offers practical suggestions for reducing waste.

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Arc Welding 101: Paint tank troubles

May 8, 2007 | By Paul Cameron

Q: I am building a 400-gallon paint tank and I'm having trouble with leaks when using gas metal arc welding (GMAW). I'm using a welding machine running on 440. My best results come when running hot 19.5 on the heat and about 21/2 on wire speed. I am using a trimix gas and 0.035-inch 308 wire. The...

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GTAW torch designed for limited-access welding

May 8, 2007

Weldcraft's WP-24 GTAW torch series is designed especially for intricate welding applications that require improved joint...

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Electrode resists salt water corrosion

May 8, 2007

Arco Industries LLC copper-nickel alloy electrode 813 exhibits high corrosion resistance, especially against salt water, the company says.The ERCuNi electrode primarily is used for welding 70/30, 80/20, and 90/10 copper-nickel alloy and is designed for joining nickel-copper alloys and Nickel 200...

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Conversion adapters, gas diffusers work with most GMAW guns

May 8, 2007

Bernard offers conversion adapters and gas diffusers that fit its Centerfire™ contact tips and nozzles to all major GMAW gun brands.The adapters and gas diffusers connect the consumables to Binzel®, Lincoln®, Miller®, OXO®, Tregaskiss® and Tweco® guns. Nozzle orifice...

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Lucas-Milhaupt reintroduces brazing seminars

May 8, 2007

Milwaukee-based Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., a Handy & Harman Co., has announced the expansion of its technical service operations by reintroducing its "Fundamentals of Brazing" training program to various regional areas throughout the U.S.Scheduled June 12 through 14 in Chicago, the first session of the...

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Techalloy appoints sales director, manager

May 8, 2007

Techalloy Welding Products, Baltimore, recently appointed Stan Merrick as director of sales—welding products, and Gary Powell as export technical sales manager.With more than 20 years' experience in the welding industry, Merrick is responsible for sales of the company's stainless steel and...

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AWS seeks Image of Welding Awards nominees

May 8, 2007

The American Welding Society (AWS) is seeking nominations for its Fifth Annual Image of Welding Awards. The awards are issued in seven categories and the winners will be announced at the Image of welding Awards Ceremony to be held on Nov. 12, 2007, during the FABTECH International and AWS Welding...

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Blasting the bottleneck blues

May 8, 2007

A mechanical contractor that fabricates carbon steel water pipe addressed its need for welders, as well as a bottleneck situation originating at its welding station, by converting from shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to gas metal arc welding (GMAW).

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Understanding metal-cored wire

May 8, 2007 | By Steve Barhorst

Metal-cored wire isn't suitable for all welding, but used in appropriate applications, the wire can help improve quality and reduce rework. Some industries best-suited to using metal-cored wire are automotive exhaust and chassis manufacturing, agricultural and heavy equipment manufacturing, and railcar fabrication. This article discusses the wire's properties and how to determine if it is suitable for your operation.

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ESAB, ABB enter welding automation agreement

April 12, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has signed an agreement with the Robotics Division of ABB Inc. to develop and market robotic welding packages and systems jointly.The agreement allows the two companies to utilize the expertise and technologies of both to pursue business opportunities identified by...

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Turning passion into profit

April 10, 2007 | By Vicki Bell

Recent SCAD graduate David Creamer creates beautiful, unique jewelry, including pieces inspired by objects many might find anything but inspirational. This article discusses Creamer's views on materials and describes the process he used to create a provocative bracelet that represents societal elements.

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