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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Inverter welding machines' welding control processor operates at 20 nanoseconds

September 18, 2013

OTC-Daihen offers five new Welbee digital CV/CC inverter welding machines from a 350-amp basic model to a 500-amp models with advanced pulsed GMAW and ultralow spatter control technologies. All models have a USB port to transfer up to 100 stored programs from machine to machine, as well as optional...

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PWTV: Highlights from FABTECH 2011

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 16:45

Welding is one of the most important technology areas and cuts across many different industries. See welding highlights from the FABTECH 2011 show in Chicago.

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Welding coat is machine-washable

September 12, 2013

Torch Wear has introduced what it says is the first truly washable welding coat. The Torch Wear® Utility II welding coat weighs less than 2 lbs., provides a thermal performance value (ATPV) of 12 cal./cm2, and is machine-washable in cold water. The abrasion-resistant coat repels sparks,...

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ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season

September 9, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a provider of cutting and welding equipment, accessories, and consumables in Florence, S.C., has announced its title sponsorship of LetzRoll Offroad Racing for the 2014 off-road racing season. ESAB will be the exclusive welding sponsor for the Mesa,...

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Fuel injection helps welding machine save fuel

September 5, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the K3928-1 Ranger® 305 G EFI, which combines a multiprocess welding machine with a Kohler® 25-HP electronic-fuel-injection (EFI) engine. The new engine option helps the unit start in cold weather. A new option to the standard Ranger 305 G with a Kohler...

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GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe

September 4, 2013

The Liburdi Group of Companies, Dimetrics® Division, has introduced the ORBITIG™ 240 GTAW power supply and control system. The lightweight, portable welding power supply employs PC-controlled, segmented schedule generation for flexible parameter control of the welding process. The new...

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Patriot Automation names technical sales representatives

August 22, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has hired William (Bill) Ridge and Randall L. Ireland as technical sales representatives. Ridge will cover the Midwest territory. He has worked for several major corporations, including ITW, AMCO Products, Daihen Inc., Miller Electric/ITW, FANUC Robotics,...

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PWTV: General Welding Safety

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 12:00

Practical Welding Today® presents Practical Welding Television. Similar to the practical, how-to content from the magazine, PWTV brings you real-world topics every welder needs to get the job done. Hosted by Amanda Carlson.

MMA inverter power source withstands tough conditions -

MMA inverter power source withstands tough conditions

August 15, 2013

EWM Group offers the Pico 350 cel puls MMA inverter power source for GMAW CC and CV welding, as well as GTAW lift arc welding. The unit, which can be used in temperatures from -13 to 104 degrees F, can be used in tough conditions. It is impervious to dirt and water, making it suitable for...

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Gas pressure regulator maintains flow without pressure adjustments

August 12, 2013

Linde Gases has introduced the SMOOTHFLO™ gas pressure regulator. The single-stage regulator delivers performance similar to that of a multistage regulator, says the company. The regulator delivers continuous optimal flow throughout the day with three turns of the pressure-adjusting knob...

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Patriot Automation launches new website

August 12, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. has launched its new website and logo at The Daphne, Ala., company offers a of variety equipment designed for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation. Products include X-/Y-axis cutting tables; plasma systems; CNCs; and plasma...

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Hardface Technologies adds new employees to sales force

August 12, 2013

Hardface Technologies, Cleveland, a business unit of Postle Industries and manufacturer of advanced hardfacing products, has added several new employees to its sales force. Russ Speese has joined the company as vice president, sales and marketing. A graduate of Ferris State University with more...

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Fabricator breathes new life into internal combustion engines

August 9, 2013


An automobile enthusiast since he has a youngster, Ariel Banco started developing custom-made air intakes after he graduated from college. Eventually he had such a backlog that he quit his professional career to become a full-time fabricator, making air intakes for automobiles, motorcycles, and occasionally airplanes and personal watercraft.

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Filter helps keep welding water cooler coolant clean

August 8, 2013

BRW Technologies has released the Torch Saver water cooler filter, designed to filter the coolant in welding water coolers. They are suitable for such applications as GMAW; GTAW; and automatic, robotic, and laser welding. The filters, available in screen and 25-micron styles, help reduce the...

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Process Pipe Welding

Process pipe welding: Filler metal options to improve productivity and quality

August 6, 2013

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When welding process pipe, welders need to determine which wires can provide the most appropriate results for every weld pass—root, fill, and cap—and be certain that they are selecting the highest-quality filler metal.

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