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).

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.

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

How Multiprocess Welders Address Heavy Fabrication Challenges

The combination of new engineering with improved and reliable current technology for single source TIG, MIG and/or Stick welding and carbon arc gouging can really increase the operating profitability of jobsites and fabrication shops.
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

Improving Welder Safety and Comfort with New Head Protection Technologies

Recent technology advancements in welding helmets not only help to protect welders from lost-time or work-related injury, but they increase productivity by increasing comfort levels. Regardless of the type of head protection a welder chooses, it is critical to make sure that the helmet, PAPR or other such personal protective equipment (PPE) is properly suited for the welding application at hand and also provides the appropriate level of protection.
Welding: Products

FABTECH 2015: Welding (Part One)

Booth N-24032: BESSEY displays high-quality welding table clamps for 16 mm and 28 mm matrix tables in either fixed throat versions or a variable throat depth version for maximum flexibility, with choices of a lever, cantilever, 2K handle or even the more traditional T Bar styles to choose for specific welding table set up.
The latest advancements in welding power sources, software, fixtures, consumables and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

One Economical Machine for Every Application

The GO-FER IV from Bug-O Systems incorporates a 2.5 ipm to 100 ipm speed motor and a large and bright digital speed meter that can be preset ahead of time to easily monitor travel speed for all processes. With its standard built-in dual contactor switches, gas manifold and flexible racking groups, this unit can do straight line cuts and beveling with an oxy fuel torch (as shown here).
Bug-O will showcase its lower profile 4th generation of the GO-FER IV, a straight-line, versatile and robust tractor that is extremely portable for all of a shop’s cutting and welding needs.

Generate Robot Welding & Cutting Code from CAD/CAM

Booth N-22070: Robotmaster off-line programming software from Hypertherm saves time and money by generating robot control code directly from CAD/CAM tools. Shops can easily and efficiently program their robots to produce higher quality products at lower cost, achieving the speed and flexibility needed for competitive advantage.
Robotmaster will display off-line programming software that provides quick and easy programming tools for welding and cutting, helping robot programmers radically by saving time and money.