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.

Filter Content

Victor announces 2014 student cutting and welding contest

July 16, 2014

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of its 2014 “A Cut Above” student contest. The contest is open to students in cutting, welding, and related programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. Three beginner students will each...

Continue Reading

ESAB website landing page highlights iconic welding projects

July 16, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., showcases its most iconic welding and cutting projects with the launch of its “Iconic Stories” landing page at www.esab.com/iconic. The landing page uses video to demonstrate how ESAB is at the core of projects around the globe, from sports...

Continue Reading

Training your off hand for TIG welding

July 10, 2014

By:

"The world has enough one-handed welders."

Continue Reading

Stud welder runs on 120-V, single-phase power

July 10, 2014

Nelson Stud Welding has introduced the N550c Arc Charger. Its input charger system converts the 120-V wall outlet power into digitally controlled stored energy for welding studs up to 0.375 in. dia. The portable unit can run off a small 5-kW generator, allowing fastening in remote places. Its...

Continue Reading

Hope dies last

July 9, 2014

By:

A hard-nosed welding instructor at a medium-security prison in rural North Carolina gives his students discipline, confidence, a foot in the door to a trade, and the possibility for a new life upon release.

Continue Reading

Consumables for high-amperage welding

July 7, 2014

By:

High-amperage welding, whether in semiautomatic or robotic applications, pust a great amount of stress on welding consumables. By following a few tips, however, a welder can extend the life of these components.

Continue Reading

How do you get those weaved welds?

June 26, 2014

By:

Here’s a topic that I get asked about more than any other: “How do you get those weaved welds?” These days I rarely (occasionally, but not often) encounter the need to weave, but it’s fun, it looks rad, and it’s nice to stay sharp. DISCLAIMER: I'm not a boilermaker, and I'm not a...

Continue Reading

Variation of hot-wire GTAW combines two arcs into one

June 24, 2014

TIGer technology from Polysoude is a variant of hot-wire GTAW. The basic principle involves the juxtaposition of two GTAW arcs, organized and controlled to combine into one single arc with the calorific value of the combination of both powers, but with characteristics that are unusual for such...

Continue Reading

FAB 40: Merrill Fabricators’ welding school fuels local talent base

June 19, 2014

By:

Merrill Fabricators takes an innovative approach to the skilled labor crisis, by launching and growing its own welding school not only to fill its own ranks, but also to help grow the broader manufacturing community.

Continue Reading

Welding outfit tote allows easy access for regulator pressure adjustment

June 17, 2014

Uniweld offers the 511 Cart welding outfit tote. Designed to allow easy access for regulator pressure adjustment, it is equipped with a center-balanced handle for carrying. The tote includes a dedicated hose winder and large storage compartment for accessories on the front. Storage slots hold...

Continue Reading

No secret code for successful code welding

June 16, 2014

By:

Being a code welding shop with an ever-expanding customer base continuously challenges Andy J. Eagan Co. Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich. New customer projects and keeping on top of certification demands require a talented and dedicated workforce. As a result, that’s where the company puts a lot of its focus.

Continue Reading

Old-school welding techniques with new-school machines

June 12, 2014

By:

TIG welding thin material presents some challenges that can be addressed by tried-and-true techniques and newer welding technology.

Continue Reading

GMAW guns are custom-built by users

June 9, 2014

Bernard has announced the availability of Best of the Best (BTB) Platform GMAW guns. Users build the semiautomatic, air-cooled GMAW guns by choosing from an expanded list of features from the legacy Bernard Q-Gun™, S-Gun™, and T-Gun™ GMAW gun lines. The company has consolidated the top...

Continue Reading

GTAW outfit comes with hundreds of options

June 4, 2014

CK Worldwide Inc. offers the Professional TIG Outfit (PTO). According to the company, the outfit includes in one box everything users need to begin their welding process. Hundreds of options are available, giving users the GTAW torch of their choice, with power cables, DINSE connector, argon...

Continue Reading

Fronius USA, voestalpine Böhler Welding to host open house June 24

June 2, 2014

Fronius USA and voestalpine Böhler Welding will host an open house June 24 in Sparks, Nev. The company will offer live welding demonstrations and a product showcase highlighting its consumables and welding equipment. The event is free and space is limited. Two sessions are available. For...

Continue Reading