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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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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

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 13:23

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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Forster America establishes new website

January 7, 2014

Forster America, Alpharetta, Ga., the North American supplier of Forster Welding Systems welding tables and accessories, has launched a new website at www.forsteramerica.com. The website provides details about the company's 3-D welding tables, special gray cast welding tables,...

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Lincoln Electric named as 2013 Top Plant by Plant Engineering

January 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric has been named Top Plant of 2013 by Plant Engineering magazine. The award program honors North American manufacturing facilities that stand out as best in production, maintenance, productivity, and safety, demonstrating what the publication calls a "commitment to quality in all...

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Welding guide revised

January 7, 2014

The revised 31st edition of the Pocket Welding Guide, now in color, has been released by Hobart Institute. The handbook is designed for use by students and hobbyists as well as veteran welders, draftsmen, instructors, supervisors, foremen, technicians, and engineers. The new edition features...

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Lightweight GTAW machines weld material up to 0.375 in. thick

January 7, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Dynasty® 280 and Maxstar® 280 GTAW/SMAW-capable machines. They can weld metal up to 0.375 in. thick, but are more lightweight and portable and use less energy than machines with similar output capabilities, according to the manufacturer. The...

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Putting a wrap on Schweissen & Schneiden

January 2, 2014

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Schweissen & Schneiden, Europe’s premier and most comprehensive welding and cutting tradeshow, had plenty of technology and innovation. Twelve exhibition halls housed more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries. Roughly 55,000 attendees from 130 countries made their way through the aisles during the six-day event, where they were able to view the latest advances in welding and cutting technology, hand tools, safety gear, consumables, and other equipment.

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Warrior: A Breakthrough Welding Machine

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

Length: 2:20

Warrior™ by ESAB is a multi-process welding machine designed to be reliable, rugged, energy efficient and easy to use for GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Cored), SMAW (Stick), and GTAW (TIG) welding, and ACAG (Arc Gouging).

PWTV: Artist Gallery: Joe Mongan, Metalscapes

Practical Welding Today®

Length: 9:35

This PWTv Webisode highlights Roscoe, Ill. metal artist Joe Mongan, Metalscapes LLC, who discovered a creative streak that he never knew existed … until recently.

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Georgia Trade School attracts a new audience to welding

December 13, 2013

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Length: 5:15

Executive Director Ryan Blythe (left), Senior Weld Instructor Elaine Waters, and Vice President and CWI Sean Quinton have taken a focused, hands-on approached with Georgia Trade School, a private welding school.

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GMAW gun nozzles help minimize changeovers

December 11, 2013

Bernard has introduced the new Quik Tip™ HD series GMAW nozzles, featuring a removable nozzle cone. These nozzles offer an increased wall thickness and insulating material to help them withstand the heat of the welding arc for longer periods of time, minimizing the frequency of changeovers...

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The continuing saga of one man’s welding career

December 10, 2013

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So, I’m half-awake and realize it’s Saturday, and I can sleep in. Then my toes start cramping, and I’m not about to let them wake me. So I start relaxing mentally while physically bending them back and forth, and then nod off. I guess my sleeping brain forgot to tell my toes I...

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Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects - TheFabricator.com

Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects

December 6, 2013

Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Tweco® Fabricator® 141i three-in-one welding machine, a multiprocess unit that runs off 115-V household power. It offers 10 to 140 amps of power for GMAW and lift GTAW and 90 amps for SMAW, making it suitable for light-duty welding projects...

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