The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.
In the show, Terry Bradshaw explains how the innovative mechanization from Bug-O produces a better quality weld with less effort, a timely solution for an industry facing skilled labor shortages.
Performance Paradox: Some of the new welding materials and technology in racecar fabrication push the envelope, where welds must hold 200-mph turns, high G-forces and collision impacts to protect drivers' lives.
Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe welding equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.
The engine-driven SAE-300 MP Pure DC Generator Welder from Lincoln Electric stands up to rough conditions on the job site and delivers consistent power and maximum control, no matter how hot or cold, how long the pipeline or how tough the job.
Lincoln Electric's Air Vantage 650 enables users to gouge using up to ½ in carbons with the built-in air compressor and weld using up to 0.120 in Innershield cored wires and 3/32 in Lincore hardfacing cored wires.