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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Victor Technologies realigns Tweco brand

September 24, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has positioned Tweco® as its single brand for specialty welding products and arc accessories. Starting with the Tweco Fabricator 3-in-1 welding machines, and continuing throughout the entire Thermal Arc product line, all welding products will transition to the...

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What does a certified welding inspector do in a small, mostly rural state?

September 24, 2013

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Welding inspectors in some small, mostly rural areas don’t lack for exciting, challenging work. Their inspections often are just as critical as those in more congested, urban areas.

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Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications

September 19, 2013

Select-Arc Inc. offers a gas-shielded, flux-cored electrode designed for welding carbon and certain low-alloy steels in applications in which excellent mechanical properties are required in both the as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The 7000-SR is an all-position electrode with a low...

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PWTV: Welding Products at FABTECH 2009 Part 1

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 11:50

In this two-part webisode, learn more about the welding products at FABTECH 2009.

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PWTV: Welding Products at FABTECH 2009 Part 2

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 10:30

In this two-part webisode, learn more about the welding products at FABTECH 2009.

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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 - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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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