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.
February 4, 2016
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers the PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor® to help obtain nonoxidized, zero-color welds by monitoring the oxygen content. The unit is suitable for use when purging with inert gas and when welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloy, which...
January 29, 2016 | By Paul Cameron
Q: Can you point me in the right direction for procedure qualification record (PQR)/welding procedure specification (WPS) testing of pipe/tube to plate for fillets and partial-joint-penetration (PJP) grooves? The joint is a bevel groove covered by a fillet. The pipe/tube is unlisted AWS D1.1...
January 28, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson
A simple expression of appreciation can go a long way.
January 27, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson
An optional digital meter for SMAW power sources allows welders to lay beads within set parameters.
January 26, 2016 | By Dan Davis
Waste reduction in manufacturing helped to make Japanese manufacturing a mighty power, and that push for process improvement continues today. It was a big motivator for OTC DAIHEN to develop its Controlled Bridge Transfer-Expanded technology for robotic GMAW applications.
January 26, 2016
Lincoln Electric has introduced the Flextec® 350X multiprocess welding power source for all DC wire, SMAW, and GTAW processes and gouging up to 3/16 in. Engineered for outdoor use and harsh environments, this IP23-rated welding machine features fully protected components. The unit uses...
January 19, 2016
Kilgore Economic Development Corp., Kilgore, Texas, has contributed $80,000 to buy state-of-the-art equipment at the new dual-credit welding facility in Kilgore High School. The dual-credit program is a natural complement to another KEDC workforce initiative, the Advanced Technology Center,...
January 14, 2016 | By Josh Welton
Welders and other tradespeople not only build things, they also restore precious items from the past, including awe-inspiring, iconic aircraft.
January 11, 2016
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 600 Pro welding machine/generator. The 600-amp machine handles jobs that require high output for welding, gouging, and auxiliary power. This replacement for the Tier 4 Interim Big Blue 500 features a Kubota V2403 turbocharged four-cylinder,...
January 7, 2016
EWM AG, a manufacturer of arc welding machines and equipment based in Mündersbach, Germany, has opened a new site, EWM AG Türkiye Irtibat Bürosu, in Istanbul, Turkey. At the new showroom, visitors can receive machine demonstrations, consulting, technical training, and equipment maintenance...
January 7, 2016 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith
Although welder training has advanced over the years, the fundamentals remain essentially the same. What should beginning welders be taught first?
January 6, 2016 | By Eric Lundin
Metal artist Stephen Christena left Flint, Michigan, but Flint didn’t leave Christena. He has the eye of an artist, backed up by a degree, but the sturdy, industrial look he favors is testimony to his roots.
January 6, 2016
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Big Blue® 350 PipePro SF engine-driven welding machine/generator. It features FieldPro™ Smart Feeder compatibility for improved efficiency in field welding applications. The multiprocess system can run conventional SMAW, DC GTAW, FCAW, and GMAW....
December 29, 2015
The new-edition Aristo® Mig 5000iR robotic welding power source from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers improved arc starts, enhanced arc stability, and an improved crater-fill function at weld stop, says the company. The 500-amp unit’s robot interface offers increased storage and...
December 28, 2015
Fronius has developed the WeldCube documentation and data analysis system. It can connect up to 50 power sources, enabling continuous data monitoring. The unit is based on an industrial PC with integrated software. It is compatible with all digital Fronius series, with the DeltaSpot resistance...