The Welding section focuses on common arc welding processes, such as GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG, and SMAW/stick, and items related to those processes, including electrodes and wire, wire feeders, fixtures, manipulators, positioners, and power sources.

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Mini-drum allows tangle-free aluminum wire payoff

February 24, 2017

Indalco Alloys, a Lincoln Electric Company, introduces its mini-drum, a 60 lb packaging system designed to increase production using optimal bulk-size packaging. The payoff kit was designed specifically for Indalco’s SuperGlaze® aluminum MIG wire. The goal of the mini-drum is to increase...

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Helmets engineered for improved wearability

February 24, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 series welding helmets, designed to help improve operator comfort and visibility.The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides optimal skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. The aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect...

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Fiber lasers deliver power up to 1,000 W

February 22, 2017

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released four new LF series fiber laser welding machines in power levels from 250 to 1,000 W. Offering the control required for small component welding and fine precision cutting of metals, the lasers are suitable for microspot welding, seam welding, and precision...

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Fitz’s Mobile Welding gets new home in Harbour Grace

February 16, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In January, Bay Roberts, N.L.-based Fitz’s Mobile Welding Inc. closed on the purchase of the former S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace, N.L. Fitz's is a welding and fabrication business that serves the mobile and in-shop service needs of the marine, construction, structural, and...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 16, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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Cladding reimagined at JEBCO

February 14, 2017 | By Rob Colman

JEBCO Industries is a Barrie, Ont.-based fabrication shop that serves the needs of the mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, and water treatment industries. Its work on process equipment encompasses design, fabrication, coatings and linings, installation, commissioning, and repair. The area where the...

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Autodarkening welding filter introduced

February 14, 2017

ArcOne offers the new X540V autodarkening welding filter. It has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9 to 13, and TIG rating of 10.Features include grind and delay, four sensors, and an Xtreme® viewing area of 12.6 in. The filter pairs with any of the manufacturer’s Vision® welding helmets....

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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Updated pipe stands have customizable base

February 10, 2017

IRCO Automation has updated its standard pipe stand line. Pipe stands provide a stable platform to support pipe spools, usually being rotated by a welding positioner. The pipe stands feature an upper support structure mounted on a customizable base. The upper support has drop-in wheel assemblies...

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Abicor Binzel hires key accounts manager – automotive

February 6, 2017

Abicor Binzel, a provider of manual and robotic welding torches and accessories in Frederick, Md., has hired Jason Jamiel as the new key accounts manager – automotive serving automotive manufacturing and Tier 1 suppliers.Jamiel has three decades of experience in the welding and robotics industry,...

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Compact spot welding machine provide simple control setup

February 3, 2017

Dengensha America’s new Capacitor Discharge Welder (CDW) minimizes heat transfer and distortion problems in a compact resistance welding control design. The spot welding machine is simple to set up and available off-the-shelf.The machine handles weld current as high as 50 kA, yet requires only a...

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GTAW/SMAW power sources weld material up to 5/8 in. thick

January 27, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the addition of two new GTAW power sources. They deliver up to 400 amps of output power for GTAW and SMAW in such applications as pipe and tube fabrication, precision fabrication, and exotic material fabrication. The Dynasty 400 AC/DC power source welds up to...

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Acorn welding program makes strides in secondary schools

January 17, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In May 2015 the CWB Group, Canada's national welding certification body, launched Acorn, the first nationally available welding program in Canada. The Acorn program provides educators at both the high school and post-secondary levels with modules through which they can offer students a streamlined and immersive welding education. Now, through the CWA Foundation, the program has been adopted for secondary schools at the provincial level in some provinces and at the board level in a variety of cities elsewhere.

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Inverter conversion

January 17, 2017 | By Josh Wallace

Many welders who are used to working with an engine-driven welding machine in the field are surprised when they arrive in classrooms and are faced with newer inverter technology. Many times those who do a lot of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the field have older-style machines with basically an amperage and a voltage dial. Newer inverter machines make them feel unsure of what the buttons on the machine do or how they can customize the arc because the technology doesn’t work precisely the way their own welding machines do. This is a short primer on what makes inverter technology different, and how welders can use the technology for pipe SMAW.

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