Welding

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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Portable GTAW machines introduced

March 15, 2017

EWM AG has developed the Tetrix 230 and Tetrix 300 Comfort 2.0 pulse portable GTAW machines. The compact machines, both available in DC and AC/DC versions, can be connected to a cooling unit and transport cart without any tools. The new Comfort 2.0 control is equipped with an additional display and...

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Walk-in oven holds weldments at temperature

March 14, 2017

Grieve has developed No. 1037, a 900-degrees-F walk-in oven currently used for holding weldments at temperature before welding. The oven measures 108 by 120 by 115 in. The INCOLOY® alloy-sheathed tubular elements deliver 300 kW to heat the oven chamber, and a 30,000-CFM, 30-HP recirculating blower...

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Strip/flux combo decreases cladding time on Alloy 625

March 10, 2017

Voestalpine Böhler Welding has introduced a patented strip/flux combination for single-layer cladding of Alloy 625. The UTP Maintenance Soudotape 625/Record EST 625-1 LD cuts down on cladding time and on the use of cladding materials, the company reports. Alloy 625 composition with less than 10...

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Final beam placed on Lincoln Electric’s new welding training center

March 10, 2017

Construction on Lincoln Electric’s new, $30 million Welding Technology Center project continues to progress toward a projected 2017 opening. Crews placed the final beam on Feb. 8, completing the structural frame of the building on the company’s Euclid, Ohio, campus. When the new training center...

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TRUMPF wins Daimler Supplier Award for Industry 4.0 and laser technology

March 9, 2017

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF, based in Ditzingen, Germany, has received the Daimler Supplier Award 2016 in the Partnership category. The award recognizes the company for its joint development of a new laser welding procedure and for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0...

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Lincoln Electric enters negotiations to acquire Air Liquide Welding

March 7, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding and entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Air Liquide’s subsidiary, Air Liquide Welding.The proposed acquisition is subject to a definitive agreement between the parties and customary conditions and...

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ESAB Victor regulator wins 2017 iF Design Award

March 3, 2017

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced that its Victor® EDGE™ series 2.0 heavy-duty gas regulator is the winner of the 2017 iF Design Award in the Product - Industry/Skilled Trades category. The award, presented by the Hannover, Germany-based iF International Forum...

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X-ray system inspects welds in pipeline segments

February 28, 2017

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH has developed a new system for pipeline weld inspection that incorporates new, high-tech materials for digital flat panels. Instead of using a massive steel boom, it employs a carbon fiber tube that weighs less than 220 lbs. and uses a cooling system on...

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Camosun College takes steps toward marine fitter program

February 28, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In November 2016 Camosun College in Victoria, B.C., unveiled an exciting new addition to its trades training complex – a 6-tonne ship bulkhead training module. The module was manufactured, donated, and installed by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards. It is just one of a number of ways in which...

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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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