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BBQ Grill: A Summer DIY Project for the Welder

An outdoor barbecue grill is a great project for beginner welders. It’s practical and the materials aren’t very pricey. Here are instructions on how to fabricate your own open-framed BBQ pit.

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Resistance Welding Q&A: Transformer vs. Transgun kVA

Q: I have three different welding machines in my plant along with several robotic transguns. A couple of my machines are 50-kVA press machines and my transguns are 100 kVA. Why can my 50-kVA machines produce up to 35-kA secondary current, but my transguns only go as high as 18–20 kA?

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Weld Easy with These New GMAW Products

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is one of the most-used welding processes in the world. Advancements in GMAW-related equipment, such as the ones highlighted here, keep it at the forefront of welding technology. 

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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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