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Maximize your School’s Budget with Miller® MobileArc™

Attracting and proficiently training welding students on a limited budget can be challenging, which is why Miller® developed MobileArc™ – an Augmented Reality Welding System that offers a convenient option that fits most budgets. Its highly-realistic, portable, and intuitive design is simple enough for students to self-learn so instructors can maximize efficiency in the classroom.

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Wire Feeding Methods for Narrow Groove GMAW

Several different wire feeding methods can be used when narrow-groove-gas-metal-arc-welding heavy-section materials that have nearly square butt configurations and minimal groove widths of approximately 13 mm (½ in.).

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New Products for the Solderer

From robot kits to solder paste, this piece offers something for both the hobbyist and professional solderer.

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Staying Safe during Resistance Welding

Resistance welding (RW) is a thermo-electric welding process in which the weld is made by a combination of pressure and current. The process involves the joining of metals by applying controlled pressure and passing current through the metal area to be joined. There are several different forms of RW (e.g., spot, seam, projection, single-sided, bonding, cross wire, micro, flash, and upset welding) that differ primarily by the types and shapes of weld electrodes used to apply the pressure and conduct the current.

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Think You Don’t Need Fume Collection for Resistance Welding? Think Again.

Resistance welding (RW) may not generate the volume of fumes created by gas metal arc or shielded metal arc welding, but capturing what’s produced during this process must still take place.

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PlateSaver Technology from Hypertherm Helps Customers Maximize Parts and Profit per Plate

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software recently introduced PlateSaver™, a new SureCut™ technology that automatically maximizes the number of parts on a plate for more profit per plate.

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The Spool Welding Robot Increases Shop Productivity and Capacity

Welding automation technology can help junior welders perform more-challenging welds previously only performed by senior welders while also allowing senior welders to broaden and extend their careers.

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Standard Welding Procedures, No Qualification Testing Required

The American Welding Society (AWS) has a selection of standard welding procedure specifications (SWPSs) that can be used without qualification testing. But only one is for aluminum.

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Pipe and Tube Cutting Made Easier

Learn why these three pipe and tube products are a cut above the rest.

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Timeless Tricks for Today’s Robots

An industrial robot can achieve more than three million aluminum arc starts per week using a push-only wire feed system. But while technology has improved the reliability of such systems, some proven tips should be followed.

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How to Maximize Your CNC Manufacturing Uptime

Computer numerical control (CNC) machines play an essential part in countless manufacturing applications. They build these machines for processing a variety of materials, such as metal and plastic, and shape them into the required forms. Advanced technologies have also enabled CNC machines to become more powerful by featuring more axes for greater precision and enhancing operational efficiency. As CNC machines continue to evolve, they require more complicated components, faster operating speed, and greater attention to the machines’ operation status to avoid system downtime.

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Introducing a Better Way to Sand: 3M Xtract™

3M Xtract™: Sanding, reimagined.

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