Arc Welding Products

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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Rolling tote kit organizes soldering, brazing tools - TheFabricator.com

Rolling tote kit organizes soldering, brazing tools

May 1, 2012

The TurboTorch® TDLX roller-mounted tote kit from Thermadyne features a telescopic pull handle that allows users to roll a bag carrying a 50-lb. acetylene B tank. Its multiple pockets are designed to hold all equipment necessary for soldering and brazing, including brazing rods, solder rolls,...

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Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch

April 25, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the Aristo® Tech 5-13 welding helmet with variable-shade autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology for professional welders. The helmet has a variable 5-13 digital control for adjustment of shade level, sensitivity, and delay. Its Quick Set™...

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Antispatter compound protects surfaces from welding spatter buildup

April 16, 2012

Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced Pico Weld Kote HD, an environmentally friendly, water-based antispatter compound that protects metallic work surfaces, welding gun nozzles, tips, jigs, and fixtures from hot welding spatter buildup. The oil-free concentrate is applied by spray, brush, swab, or...

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Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models

April 9, 2012

Model OP modular pipe-to-pipe weld heads are available from Orbitalum Tools GmbH. The compact units perform automated orbital GTAW with filler wire on unalloyed, low-alloy, and high-alloy pipes and their black-and-white connections. With their small modules (base machine, head module, and cold...

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Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable - TheFabricator.com

Noncorrosive antispatter is readily biodegradable

April 5, 2012

Sunshine Makers Inc. has introduced Simple Green® antispatter. Nonflammable, noncorrosive, nonhazardous, and readily biodegradable, the solvent-free spatter-release product is safe for use around welded surfaces being prepared for painting and plating. It contains no silicon and is safe for...

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Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding gloves designed for specific welding applications

March 22, 2012

The IRONCAT® line of welding gloves from West Chester Holdings is designed for the heat shielding, dexterity, and protection requirements of SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW applications. The SMAW gloves feature thick materials to withstand high heat. The 14-in. length provides forearm coverage, while...

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Re-engineered welding machines use less fuel - TheFabricator.com

Re-engineered welding machines use less fuel

March 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has re-engineered its Bobcat™ line of engine-driven welding machines. The new design reduces sound by as much as 33 percent, the company reports. The machine is up to 5 in. shorter and 55 lbs. lighter, depending on the model. The electronic fuel injection option...

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Power sources, inverter introduced - TheFabricator.com

Power sources, inverter introduced

March 19, 2012

Kjellberg Finsterwalde Schweißtechnik und Verschleißschutzsysteme GmbH has introduced three new products. The PULS 400 pulsed power source is designed for industrial use from light to heavy. It offers both GMAW and E-manual welding, making it suitable for the automotive,...

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Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating - TheFabricator.com

Water-cooled GTAW torch designed to reduce overheating

March 19, 2012

Weldcraft has introduced the WP-280 water-cooled GTAW torch, designed with Super Cool™ technology to reduce downtime caused by overheating. The torch body includes an antirotation feature to prevent handle movement during welding. The Tri-Flex™ hose and cable assembly is designed to...

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Arc welding reel handles cable current to 400 amps

March 15, 2012

Hannay Reels' AWCR heavy-duty arc welding reel is designed to handle cable current up to 400 amps. It is equipped with a rotary electrical device ready to use with any unwound cable length. The chain-and-sprocket drive is powered by a compressed-air motor and operates a standard auxiliary rewind....

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications

January 23, 2012

Designed for use in shipbuilding, offshore, construction, or pipe welding operations, the Activ8™ modular wire feeder from Lincoln Electric is small enough to fit through ship manways and light enough to carry around the site. The 27-lb., portable wire feeder can feed self-shielded FCAW...

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SAW power source allows switching between AC, DC without stopping welding process

December 20, 2011

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Aristo 1000 AC/DC power source for SAW. The inverter power source, which can be connected to three-phase input voltage supply (from 380 to 575 V at 50 or 60 Hz), uses patent-pending technologies to deliver high-quality welding with low power...

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GMAW process extends travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding - TheFabricator.com

GMAW process extends travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding

November 27, 2011

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has introduced Swift Arc Transfer (SAT™), a GMAW process that uses OK AristoRod™ noncopper-coated wires at travel speeds beyond the limits of normal spray arc welding. During GMAW the arc follows a natural sequence of short arc, mixed arc, spray...

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Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback - TheFabricator.com

Darkening welding filter developed with welder feedback

October 3, 2011

ArcOne offers the iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter, developed with feedback from welders. Features include standard and auto-variable shade adjustment of 3/5-14, special GTAW mode with upslope and downslope control, and eight unique memory settings to customize each helmet. The filter...

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