A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Guest columnist John Woolever of Donaldson explains how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.
Looking to improve productivity and reduce costs to be more competitive? The one key to getting ahead is reducing the time spent on non-value-added activities – i.e., any time spent not welding. Here are some of the best ways to reduce downtime.
The choice between using a through-arm MIG gun or a conventional gun is sometimes an afterthought on these systems, but there are applications where a conventional gun works better and can significantly impact efficiency, throughput and quality of the finished weld. Knowing how to choose the best option for the job up front is key.
High strength galvanized steel is an excellent material to help automotive manufacturers build lighter-weight vehicles, but it can present some challenges that make it difficult to weld.
For auto body shops or tractor repair facilities to effectively keep up with the new demands being driven by fuel economy mandates and remain profitable, they must invest in easy to use equipment that is capable of welding both steel and aluminum.
Here are a few of the best practices that every welding operator should know when it comes to choosing and maintaining nozzles, contact tips, retaining heads and gas diffusers, and cable.
Their "#whyiweldcontest" giveaway recognizes enthusiastic welders and celebrates the things that inspire them.
The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.
ESAB is proud to help sponsor Operation Fearless, the 1991 Ford Bronco build project underway at the RK Motors Performance Center to honor fallen Navy SEAL hero Adam Brown.
Using the RC-17 Fly-By-Wire Welding process from Weld Mold, operators can perform totally remote floodwelding from the safety of a temperature-controlled environment while maintaining total control of the welding operation and best welding procedures.
Ideal for demanding automation applications, the Auto-Continuum 350 and Auto-Continuum 500 MIG welding systems from Miller Electric feature an adaptive arc for less spatter and improved gap handling that increases travel speeds and provides high quality welds on a variety of base materials.
For users who need maximum flexibility when moving a welding machine around the shop or working in the field, ESAB provides the Rebel EMP 235ic for MIG/Stick/TIG and Rebel EM 235ic for MIG-only.