MIG Welders

Ways to Get the Most Out of Your MIG Gun Consumables

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.
MIG Welders: Articles

New Arc Process for More Efficient Welding

Cross-section of a root weld seam welded with LSC Root with deactivated penetration stabilizer. Wire diameter: 1.2 mm; additional wire G3Si1; wire feed speed: 3.6 m/min. (Courtesy of Fronius International GmbH)
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.

Field of Dreams

High Tech Welding has gained 25 to 30 percent in productivity in its field repairs since it began using the Multimatic 200 a year ago. The portability and multiprocess capabilities of the unit are at the heart of those benefits.
Take a look at how Wisconsin fabricator High Tech Welding uses a portable all-in-one multiprocess power source to gain versatility and increase their welding productivity by 25 to 30 percent on field repair and fabrication jobs.

What You Must Know About Robotic Welding

Lloyd Steed of Tregaskiss identifies the key factors that must be understood to manage a profitable and productive robotic welding operation that really gains a competitive edge and makes the most out of its investment.

What You Must Know About Pulsed MIG Welding of Aluminum

The Invision 352 MPa used by Greenheck welders features built-in Pulsed MIG programs for common 4000 and 5000 series aluminum wires ranging in diameter from .035 in to 1/16 in, as well as many of the other alloys (steel, stainless steel, silicon bronze, copper, nickel) found in their products.(click on photo to enlarge it)
Three manufacturers share their tales with Mike Vandenberg, Jeff Herb and Chris Roehl of Miller Electric about pulsed MIG welding of aluminum and how new technologies have made the process more viable in their operations by reducing distortion and rework, improving productivity and standardizing wire size.

Checking the Pulse of Welding Inconel

Whether TIG welding in the aerospace industry or MIG welding overlay in a plant environment, successfully welding Inconel can depend on your pulsing capabilities and other new features made possible with modern equipment. Dave Almy and Mark Kadlec of Miller Electric explain why.


MIG Welders: Industry News

ESAB Is Proud Sponsor of Operation Fearless

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.

ESAB Sponsors University of Toronto Baja Team in SAE Design Competition

ESAB will support the University of Toronto Baja Team with the donation of welding equipment, consumables and personal protection accessories as they compete to design and build a rugged off-road vehicle.

Miller Electric President Recognized for Commitment to Technical Education

Mike Weller was recently recognized for outstanding service to Fox Technical College, which is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System


MIG Welders: Products

Green Welding Machine Line Expands

The refreshed and expanded green welding line from Forney is designed with the welding and do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiast and first-time user in mind.
Forney has also introduced a complete line of nearly 130 new soldering products to round out its full-service product lines for the auto enthusiast, farm and ranch customer, industrial/consumer welder and the do-it-yourselfer.

Multi-Process Welding with Groundbreaking Operator Interface

With the sMIG function on the Rebel from ESAB, users begin MIG welding by setting metal thickness and selecting wire diameter. The unit automatically adapts to any popular steel, stainless, chrome-moly or aluminum filler metal/gas combination and provides a stable MIG arc. With sMIG, users can weld thicker or thinner metal by increasing or decreasing wire feed speed, raise or flatten the bead profile by increasing or decreasing voltage, adjust inductance to fine tune arc stability and control spatter. As users adjust one parameter, sMIG automatically adjusts others to keep the MIG arc stable.
The Rebel EMP 215ic from ESAB has two operating modes, Basic and Advanced, that make welding easy for beginners or lets those with more experience fine tune parameters.

Versatile TIG and Stick Welding

The new Dynasty 210 welder from Miller Electric uses Auto-Line power management technology that allows the machine to connect to almost any type of available input power and produce a steady, high quality arc. Operators can work safer and faster in more places, up to 300 ft away from the power source with the hand control, while maintaining consistently high-quality welds. Eliminating cord tangles or failures increases time, saves money, and helps improve overall weld quality at the weld joint.
The new Dynasty 210 and Maxstar 210 welders from Miller Electric deliver up to 210 amps of output power, exceptional TIG and stick performance in easy-to-use, versatile, portable packages that allow for upgrade flexibility.