Material joining by the use of power sources, gases, nozzles, tips, wire, filler metals, manual and automated processes, robots, jigs, turntables, consumables and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

Flexible Enclosure Welding

These new enclosures use advanced engineering polymers that are ideal for controlling particulate contamination in aerospace, automotive, biochemical, medical, food and beverage, semiconductor and nuclear welding applications.

Marine Shipyard Invests in Vision Welding Portal

To increase their capacity and meet regulatory and customer demands, Senesco Marine uses a PEMA flexible hi-tech twin robot welding gantry automation system for welding double bottoms and subassemblies.
Engine Driven Welders

Next Generation Speed Governing Technology

Numerous benefits can be gained from improved fuel efficiency and reduced noise when using new welder/generators with speed-regulating technology.
Filler Metals/Electrodes

Tips to Make Welding Operations More Profitable

These tips may involve an investment of time, effort and resources, but they can pay off in the long run for welding operations that use a variety of welding processes and equipment. 
Fume Extraction Systems

Navigating OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls to Minimize Weld Fume

In considering which weld fume management solution is right for your shop environment, be aware that it may be necessary to implement multiple solutions from the agency’s outlines to achieve the desired exposure limits for each individual metal, metal oxide or gas found in the weld plume. Here are the steps to follow. 

Clearing the Air in Gas Delivery

MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting, laser cutting or welding all require compressed gases. How these gases are stored, handled and used will determine the extent that the overall cost of these gas products impacts your bottom line. The correct gas delivery system will provide the most economical and efficient results to complement any of these applications – and the normal starting point for all of them is a cylinder of gas and a regulator. 
Inverter Welders

Field of Dreams

Take a look at how this Wisconsin fabricator uses the portable all-in-one Multimatic 200 multiprocess power source from Miller Electric to gain versatility and increase their welding productivity by 25 to 30 percent on field repair and fabrication jobs.
Laser Welders

The Next Big Thing in Sheet Metal Fabrication

The competitive advantages of laser welding are generating all sorts of excitement as new advancements have minimized the initial investment required and offer a more affordable entry for job shops. 
MIG Welders

New Arc Process for More Efficient Welding

A new algorithm uses the high processing power, large memory, extremely fast system bus and highly dynamic wire feed speed of the latest MIG/MAG power source platform to ensure an extremely stable arc with minimal spatter.
Plasma Cutters

Beware of Bad Bargains

Watch out for artificially low prices on aftermarket plasma torch consumable parts. Before you buy, it is important to be aware of a few of the poor performance issues and risk of torch damage that your shop will experience if you purchase imitation consumables.
Power Sources

Blueprint for the Future

Fabricators must continually explore new technologies that will grow along with their operations to help them stay competitive, profitable, productive, and ahead of the curve so they are prepared for the demands of the future. 
Resistance Welders

Seamlessly Joined? Comparing Cast and Soldered Electrodes for Spot Welding

Cavities in the solder between the electrode and the shaft have a negative impact on the quality of the resistance weld. Plansee explains why anyone wishing to avoid cavities should use cast electrodes rather than soldered electrodes.
TIG Welders

The Passion Inside Out Back

A father-son boat repair and fabrication shop finds power, flexibility and quality with a TIG welder that can deal with the unique challenges of their business.
Welding Gloves

From Selection to Storage: The Basics of Common Aluminum Filler Metals

In order to gain the best results when welding aluminum, Tim Hensley of Hobart Brothershere are the reasons why and how it is critical to select the correct filler metal and carefully follow the proper storage and handling procedures for these products.
Welding Guns/Torches

Small Issue, Big Impact

Though proper storage of MIG guns and consumables might seem like a small issue, especially in a large shop, it can greatly affect your costs, productivity and weld quality. Here’s why.
Welding Helmets

Sight for Sore Eyes

Clearly, the right auto-darkening helmet boosts productivity and quality. Here's how optical clarity defines helmet performance by providing users with vital eye protection and the ability to fully see the work . . . and that’s when work is done best.
Welding: Products

Weld Preparation Beveling

Booth S-3301: Ideal for weld preparation beveling, the new hand-fed Model 9000 Bevel-Mill from Heck Industries uses standard carbide inserts in a milling cutter to produce bevels up to 1-3/16 in on most machinable materials, including mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel.(view one)
Heck Industries will display the new Model 9000 Bevel-Mill that is ideal for beveling most machinable materials, including mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel. 

Innovative Welding Fume and Dust Ventilation

Ideal for use in metal fabrication when processing large parts that involve constant changes in work location or areas where direct extraction is not feasible, the FILTOWER series from ESTA Extraction performs spatial ventilation of welding fumes, dust and oil mist with almost 100 percent filtration efficiency to improve room air quality for those working in the areas.
ESTA Extraction introduces their new FILTOWER line that not only extracts welding fumes, but also fine dust and oil mist.

Portable Welding Education Tools Identify Weld Defects and Discontinuities

The portable, lightweight RealCareer Welding Solutions Weld Defects Kit from Realityworks contains 13 plastic, true-to-life models of common defects that can occur when welding. Educators can use the kit to inspect welds and instruct welding students on how to identify and correct common defects and discontinuities so they can understand how weld defects occur and how to address them by correcting both their machine and their technique. (view two)
Realityworks offers the RealCareer Welding Solutions Weld Defects Kit Educators for educators and students to use in learning how to inspect welds and identify and correct common defects and discontinuities.