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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The emergence of Saudi America

February 10, 2014

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Although oil extraction around the world has grown by 50 percent in the last 30 years, it was basically flat in North America until 2008. Higher oil prices have made tar sands oil economically viable, and new extraction techniques have been a boon to U.S. producers. Interviews with a variety of vendors in the forming and fabricating industry reveal the many trends that are driving changes in the equipment and supplies used in the petroleum business.

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Twenty-five welding instructors receive free training at nexAir

February 5, 2014

At its Advanced Welding & Cutting Demonstration Lab in Memphis, nexAir recently held a free training session for 25 instructors from Delta Technical College. The participants spent the day learning different welding techniques on the lab’s equipment from Sam Noland, sales engineer. Noland...

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Taylor-Winfield’s director of technology and product development wins AWS award

January 30, 2014

Robert P. Matteson, director of technology and product development at Taylor-Winfield Technologies Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, has received the Counselor Award from the American Welding Society (AWS). The award is presented annually to individual members for a career of outstanding accomplishments and...

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Digital GMAW

GMAW in the digital age

January 27, 2014

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Arc performance and electrical efficiency have driven various advances in inverter-based welding power sources. These improvements have led to present-day digital welding systems that allow for repeatable, high-precision, low-spatter welds on a variety of materials.

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Arc-Zone.com Inc. redesigns web store

January 22, 2014

Arc-Zone.com® Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., has launched a redesign of its e-commerce site at www.arc-zone.com that includes a new look and improved functionality. The site offers more than 10,000 GMAW, GTAW, and PAW products and features simplified fly-out navigation menus and a more accurate search...

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Jessie Roberts

Fronius hires area sales manager

January 21, 2014

Fronius, Portage, Ind., has announced the hiring of Jessie Roberts as area sales manager for the Wisconsin region. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Roberts started his sales career in 2001 selling security systems. He went on to be an account manager and branch manager for a...

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Kentucky welding instructor receives 2013 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award

January 21, 2014

NOCTI, Big Rapids, Mich., has awarded the 2013 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award to Derek Hazlett, a welding instructor at the Carter County Career and Technical Center in Olive Hill, Ky. The award is given to recognize an outstanding career and technical education (CTE) teacher or teacher candidate....

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Flash welding process minimizes oxide, carbide formation

January 13, 2014

Taylor-Winfield Technologies has introduced the patented Force Freeze flash welding process. According to the company, the process extends the range of material that can be joined using conventional flash butt welding; eliminates "checker-boarding"; and minimizes the formation of oxides, carbides,...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    How to build a metal cube

    January 13, 2014

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    Scott Behr, founder and fabricator at Total Metal Resource Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., usually gets a pretty enthusiastic response when he tells people what he does for a living. With the upstart of his Metal Shop Fantasy Camp, he can now share tiny parts of his job with people who might otherwise never get an opportunity to try their hand at metalworking.

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    Where the best welders go, and why

    January 13, 2014

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    Why aren’t wages rising for welders even though companies say they can’t find skilled welders? Why is welding still one of the most difficult skills for fabricators to hire? What can fabricators do to find the best welding talent?

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    ESAB North America partners with RoboVent

    January 10, 2014

    ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced a partnership with RoboVent Product Group Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., for the development of robotic welding systems in North America. RoboVent fume extraction equipment will be included as part of ESAB’s robotic welding systems....

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    PWTV: Highlights of FABTECH 2013

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    Weren't able to attend FABTECH® 2013? Here is just a sample of the welding exhibitors who had new products on display.

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    Book introduces welding and its applications

    January 9, 2014

    Fronius has released a book called Operation: ARC that acquaints young people, beginners, and the technically interested with the world of welding technology. Through graphic-novel style stories, readers get to know an innovative tech firm and some of its most adventurous people whose job it is...

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    Jones & Lockhart Welding to move headquarters

    January 8, 2014

    Jones & Lockhart Welding Inc. has announced plans to relocate in St. Louis in March. The welding and fabrication shop will move from a 16,000-sq.-ft. building in St. Louis County to a 4.5-acre, 51,000-sq.-ft. site in the city. The company purchased the building for $820,000 and will invest...

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