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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 establishes brazing blog

June 8, 2012

Brazing and soldering material supplier Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Milwaukee, has introduced a semimonthly company blog at www.lucasmilhaupt.com/en-US/about/blog/ that provides an array of brazing tips and information. Upcoming themes include application cases, how-to tips, product capabilities, and...

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Thermadyne changes name to Victor Technologies

May 22, 2012

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation has announced that it has changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. and the name of its wholly owned subsidiary Thermadyne Industries, Inc. to Victor Technologies International, Inc. "“To re-position the company in the marketplace, we are returning to...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology hires new instructor - TheFabricator.com

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology hires new instructor

May 10, 2012

Tom Sumerix has joined Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, as an instructor, teaching various courses in the technical training department. Sumerix is an AWS-certified welding inspector/educator. He received his associate degree in welding technology from Muskegon Community...

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Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion - TheFabricator.com

Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion

May 8, 2012

The Green Bay Packers have named Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, as the official welding equipment providers for the Lambeau Field expansion. The two companies have partnered with Neenah, Wis.-based general contractor Miron Construction Co. Inc. to...

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Miller to take weld expo tour to four cities

May 1, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and the ITW Welding companies of North America, including Hobart Brothers, Bernard, Tregaskiss, Weldcraft, and Smith Equipment, will be taking the "Under the Hood 2012: Learn | Weld | Connect" welding expos to four cities across the U.S. Tour stops are...

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Fronius USA hires two staff members

April 19, 2012

Fronius USA LLC, Brighton, Mich., has hired two sales/application technicians for its welding technology division. Vadim Nakonechnyy is based in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office to support the southeast region. He graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with a welding and joining degree and has...

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ArcOne appoints vice president of sales - TheFabricator.com

ArcOne appoints vice president of sales

March 29, 2012

ArcOne Welding and Safety Products, Taunton, Mass., has announced the promotion of Fred Thomas to vice president of sales from senior regional sales manager. Thomas is responsible for Canada and the western region of the U.S., with more than 23 agents reporting to...

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Trafimet USA becomes integral part of Trafimet Group

March 26, 2012

Trafimet USA, Hialeah, Fla., which has served as a commercial channel for Trafimet products in the North American market, has become an integral part of Trafimet Group, Vicenza, Italy. According to the company, the synergies of the new organization will allow it to provide additional product...

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Lincoln Electric Holdings acquires Weartech

March 12, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Weartech Intl., a privately held producer of cobalt-based hardfacing and wear-resistant welding consumables. With headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., Weartech has manufacturing plants in Anaheim and Port Talbot, Wales. Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, is a...

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Arc-Zone.com doubles size of headquarters

March 5, 2012

Arc-Zone.com, Carlsbad, Calif., a provider of proprietary, brand-name, and OEM replacement parts and accessories for welding and cutting, has expanded its corporate headquarters. The expansion doubles the size of the facility, which houses administrative, customer service, warehouse, and order...

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Applied Research Laboratory, Sciaky to receive funding for direct digital manufacturing center

February 20, 2012

A program proposed by the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL Penn State) and Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), to establish the Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) has been selected for...

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Lincoln Electric to expand facility in Euclid, Ohio, hire 200

February 10, 2012

The Plain Dealer has reported that Lincoln Electric Co. will spend $40 million to renovate its facility in Euclid, Ohio, add 200 jobs over three years, and bring a company to Euclid from Baltimore. Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the state will assist Lincoln with a package of tax credits, loans, and...

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Colfax appoints ESAB vice presidents

January 19, 2012

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services in Fulton, Md., has named Kenneth D. Konopa as vice president of marketing for ESAB and Vincent Northfield as vice president of global manufacturing for ESAB. Konopa is responsible for...

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ESAB acquired by Colfax Corp.

January 13, 2012

Effective Friday, January 13, 2012, Charter International plc, owner of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, has been acquired by Colfax Corporation. Colfax Corp., based in Fulton Md., is a diversified industrial manufacturing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Charter International...

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Thermadyne names Built With Class contest winners

December 6, 2011

St. Louis-based Thermadyne® has announced the winners of its Built With Class welding contest. The contest was open to all students who were currently enrolled in a welding instructional program at a secondary, postsecondary, technical, or vocational school. In the beginner student category,...

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