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April 16, 2014
Welding gear designed for female welders
Lincoln Electric has introduced the Jessi Combs Women’s Welding Gear Ready-Pak®. It includes essential PPE designed for female welders. The kit includes an industrial duffle bag, VIKING™ Jessi vs. The Robot™ 3350 series... Read more...

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March 18, 2014
Using virtual reality welding to evaluate and train welders
Today’s metal fabricating companies face an unusual challenge: In the event that they receive a large number of employment applications for an open position, only a small number of applicants truly are qualified to do the required skilled... Read more...

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March 13, 2014
Lincoln Electric partners with WCTC to open welding training center
Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric has joined forces with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) to open a welding demonstration and training facility, the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Officially known as the Lincoln Electric... Read more...

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March 13, 2014
Virtual reality simulator expands support for lap joint on mild steel, aluminum
Lincoln Electric has released the fifth VRTEX® Extensions™ virtual welding simulator software upgrade. The upgrade includes a new lap joint weld coupon with support for mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel in the virtual welding... Read more...

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February 24, 2014
Auto-darkening welding helmet offers new operator interface
Lincoln Electric has introduced the VIKING™ 2450D digital-interface welding helmet. The auto-darkening helmet is equipped with pivot-style headgear and improved optical clarity with enhanced color recognition. The helmet, which... Read more...

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February 10, 2014
The emergence of Saudi America
Few inventions have changed the dynamics of world trade more than the internal combustion engine. The four-stroke engine was perfected around 1876 in Duetz, Germany, shortly after the first commercially viable oil well was drilled in 1859 in... Read more...

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February 7, 2014
Lincoln Electric, Case Western Reserve University team up for additive manufacturing research
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, and Case Western Reserve University have been awarded funding by America Makes to benchmark metal-layering technology using a Lincoln Electric-developed, laser-assisted, wire-based additive process. The $700,000... Read more...

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January 7, 2014
Lincoln Electric named as 2013 Top Plant by Plant Engineering
Lincoln Electric has been named Top Plant of 2013 by Plant Engineering magazine. The award program honors North American manufacturing facilities that stand out as best in production, maintenance, productivity, and safety, demonstrating what... Read more...

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December 5, 2013
Tackling thin aluminum with GTAW for the first time
Most welders are trained to master the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process by first joining carbon steel coupons together and then advancing to aluminum coupons later, usually about 0.125 inch thick. They soon learn that aluminum, with its... Read more...

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November 20, 2013
Robotic torches come with options for automated welding
Lincoln Electric says its expanded line of Magnum® PRO robotic torches provides consistent arc and simplified maintenance in automated GMAW, pulsed GMAW, and FCAW. The guns are suitable for industrial fabrication, heavy equipment, and... Read more...

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November 18, 2013
Welding system module allows welding process customization
The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Power Wave® Advanced module with AC welding capability to run aluminum processes. The welding system module performs several processes: SMAW, GMAW, pulsed GMAW, GTAW, and Surface Tension... Read more...

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November 18, 2013
Lincoln Electric to acquire Robolution GMBH
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robolution GmbH, a leading European provider of robotic arc welding systems. Based outside of Frankfurt, Germany, the company serves a number... Read more...

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November 18, 2013
Lincoln Electric's Tennessee Rand receives 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award
The Tennessee Rand group of The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has been recognized by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) with the 2013 Tennessee Excellence Award for a continuing commitment to customers and enhanced... Read more...

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November 18, 2013
Lincoln Electric acquires an interest in Burlington Automation
Lincoln Electric has announced that it has acquired an interest in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada-based Burlington Automation, a provider of 3-D robotic plasma cutting systems. Burlington serves the structural steel, construction, oil and gas, and... Read more...

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November 14, 2013
Dual-purpose gloves eliminate need for multiple pairs
New Roll Cage™ welding and rigging gloves from Lincoln Electric deliver complete hand protection for both welding and rigging, eliminating the need for a separate pair of gloves for each task. They also provide protection for cutting and... Read more...

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October 30, 2013
Entry-level welding helmet weighs 18.6 oz.
The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off... Read more...

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October 28, 2013
Lincoln Electric receives Boy Scouts of America's North Star Award for volunteer efforts
The Boy Scouts of America has awarded Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with its North Star Award for the welding equipment manufacturer's efforts in supporting the BSA's Welding Merit Badge program, which rolled out in 2012. The award is presented... Read more...

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October 2, 2013
Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel
Lincoln Electric offers a line of magnetic angle fixturing devices and hand lifters in its Radius™ tool welding gear product group. The fixturing tools can be used to position steel for tack welding or other pre- or postweld operations.... Read more...

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September 13, 2013
Un robot para soldadura—en continuo movimiento
La variabilidad de la demanda es un hecho inmutable de la fabricación metálica por contrato. La mezcla de clientes de un fabricante puede cambiar, y con ésta, la mezcla de productos. Debido a ello, el taller tiene que... Read more...

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September 5, 2013
Fuel injection helps welding machine save fuel
Lincoln Electric has introduced the K3928-1 Ranger® 305 G EFI, which combines a multiprocess welding machine with a Kohler® 25-HP electronic-fuel-injection (EFI) engine. The new engine option helps the unit start in cold weather. A... Read more...

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September 4, 2013
Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced
Lincoln Electric has introduced the Pipeliner® Arc 80, a low-alloy stick electrode designed for root pass welding up to X80-grade pipe and fill and cap pass welding for X70-grade pipe. It is available in 4.0-mm, 0.1875-in., and 5.0-mm dia.... Read more...

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August 13, 2013
PK USA orders first North American Lincoln Electric Guardian fire safety system
PK USA Inc., a Shelbyville, Ind.-based supplier of parts for automotive companies worldwide, will be the first company in North America to install Lincoln Electric's Guardian™ fire safety system for its existing welding and fume extraction... Read more...

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August 12, 2013
Lincoln Electric becomes RIA-certified robot integrator
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has received the Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. To become certified, the company went through a rigorous process that included an on-site audit,... Read more...

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August 8, 2013
Submerged arc flux designed for offshore welding
Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® 842-H™, a submerged arc flux designed to meet welding requirements for the offshore construction industry. Suitable for typical offshore welding joints with narrow groove angles and heavy... Read more...

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August 7, 2013
Bulk packaging system eliminates wire tangles
Lincoln Electric has introduced the Gem-Pak™ bulk packaging system, designed for aluminum GMAW wire. The system, which uses glass gems rather than a payoff ring to control the release of wire, is available in a 275-lb. and 300-lb. box.... Read more...

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July 30, 2013
CNC pipe cutting system handles tube to 8 in. dia.
Lincoln Electric® Cutting Systems has announced plans to release the new Pipemate™ Profiler CNC pipe cutting system from Vernon Tool® in the fall of 2013. Available in five sizes from 5 to 25 ft., the system cuts pipe lengths... Read more...

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July 15, 2013
Plasma system delivers low part taper
Burny Kaliburn, a Lincoln Electric company, has introduced the Spirit® II series plasma cutting and marking system. It features FineLine™ high-definition plasma cutting technology, achieving the least part taper over the life of an... Read more...

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July 11, 2013
Power source designed for heavy equipment, transportation applications
The new Power Wave® S700 welder from Lincoln Electric delivers flexible configurations and more welding power for welding in high-duty-cycle applications and thick materials. Recommended for use with 0.0625-in. and higher welding wire... Read more...

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June 19, 2013
Lincoln Electric Mexicana earns TS-16949 certification
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that the Torreon manufacturing operations of Lincoln Electric Mexicana S.A. de C.V. has earned ISO/TS-16949 certification, applicable to the design and manufacture of welding consumables. In general,... Read more...

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June 18, 2013
Lincoln Electric to host July 16 seminar on laser welding
Lincoln Electric's Automation Division will hold a Laser Welding and Cutting seminar on July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its Cleveland facility. Presenters will explain how lasers can help improve productivity, eliminate secondary... Read more...

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May 23, 2013
Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports
The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a... Read more...

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May 3, 2013
Underwater aluminum GMAW
Aluminum vessels are steadily making their way into the U.S. Navy fleet. While on-the-water repairs to steel-hulled ships are nothing new, working with aluminum presents far greater challenges. While dry docking these ships would address these... Read more...

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April 24, 2013
Surviving the storm
Architectural Grille was a company on the move in the fall of 2012. The manufacturer of custom grilles and decorative metalwork had just installed a modern powder coating line a couple of years earlier, was on the verge of installing solar... Read more...

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March 7, 2013
A welding robot--on the move
Demand variability is an immutable fact of contract metal fabrication. A fabricator’s customer mix can change and, with it, the product mix. Because of this, the shop has to be ready for anything. To be competitive, many have rethought... Read more...

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March 6, 2013
Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications
Lincoln Electric offers the Radius™ line of welding brushes, designed for cleaning base material before welding starts and between each pass. The line contains several models, organized by base material. The stainless steel brush has... Read more...

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February 27, 2013
Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting
The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe... Read more...

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February 19, 2013
Flux-cored wires designed for heavy fabrication applications
Lincoln Electric has introduced the new UltraCore® HD-12C and HD-12M mild steel FCAW-G wires. These E71T-12C-JH8 and E71T-12M-JH8 flux-cored wires are designed to provide all-position use, high deposition rates, and low-temperature impact... Read more...

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February 7, 2013
Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap
Lincoln Electric offers a new All American™ graphic design on its three VIKING™ auto-darkening helmet series, as well as on a welder's doo-rag and cap. The 3350 series helmet features a 3.74- by 3.34-in. view size, variable 6-13... Read more...

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January 29, 2013
Low-alloy wire stands up to high-strength welding applications
Lincoln Electric has introduced Metalshield® MC®-80Ni1 low-alloy, metal-cored wire. The wire is designed to produce high strength and toughness and H4-diffusible hydrogen weld deposits required in such applications as structural and... Read more...

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January 18, 2013
Tube, pipe producer executes 3-phase improvement plan
Since it was founded as a pipe distributor in 1979, Trinity Products, O’Fallon, Mo., has been expanding its horizons. It added fabrication services in 1986 and began pipe production in 2007. Trinity’s product portfolio includes... Read more...

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January 7, 2013
Lincoln Electric acquires Tennessee Rand
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired privately held Tennessee Rand Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., a designer and manufacturer of tooling and robotic systems for welding applications. "Lincoln's market strength and worldwide reach... Read more...

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January 4, 2013
Lincoln Electric goes mobile
Welding equipment and consumable manufacturer Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has launched a mobile-friendly version of its online newsroom. The site, accessible at newsroom.lincolnelectric.com from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, retains... Read more...

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December 3, 2012
Succeed at welding thick aluminum with the right material preparation, filler choice, and equipment
Aluminum is tough. It bullies its way into welded applications traditionally filled by steel. Its advantages of high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, excellent mechanical properties at low temperatures, and recyclability put it... Read more...

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November 13, 2012
Lincoln Electric acquires shape cutting and engineered systems businesses from ITT
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired the Kaliburn, Burny, and Cleveland Motion Control (CMC) businesses from ITT Corp. Kaliburn is a designer and manufacturer of shape cutting solutions. Burny produces shape... Read more...

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November 13, 2012
Interactive online guide teaches welding safety
The Lincoln Electric Co. has launched a welding safety interactive guide, converting its welding safety interactive DVD to an online format accessible and viewable on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Designed to educate arc welders about... Read more...

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November 6, 2012
Kit includes full set of protective welding gear
Lincoln Electric's new Premium Welding Gear Ready-Pak® includes personal protection equipment for welding and other fabrication tasks, sold in sized packages from medium to 2XL. Packed in an industrial-grade duffle bag, the kit includes... Read more...

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November 1, 2012
Welding gear designed for female metalworkers
Lincoln Electric has introduced the Jessi Combs line of welding gear, tailored and sized for women. Combs, a skilled welder and fabricator, has appeared on such shows as Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" and "Overhaulin'." She currently... Read more...

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October 23, 2012
FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication
Lincoln Electric has introduced new UltraCore® SR-12 gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire. This 75 to 80 percent argon/balance CO2 wire meets AWS E71T-12M-JH8 requirements in as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The wire is... Read more...

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October 9, 2012
Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with... Read more...

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September 27, 2012
Lincoln Electric to supply welding equipment for "Overhaulin'"
The producers of "Overhaulin," an automotive restoration program on the Velocity Channel, have chosen Lincoln Electric to supply welding and cutting equipment, welding helmets, and safety apparel. The show airs Tuesday nights, beginning Oct.... Read more...

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September 26, 2012
Training system teaches robotic welding
Lincoln Electric offers a mobile robotic welding education cell. With its collapsible, 2,000-sq.-in. workspace, the cell can be used in multiple classrooms and welding labs as a training tool, as well as transported to recruiting events to... Read more...

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July 31, 2012
Lincoln Electric announces year-end leadership transition
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has announced that John M. Stropki Jr., who has been chairman, president, and CEO since 2004, will become executive chairman of the board, and Christopher L. Mapes will be named president and CEO, both... Read more...

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July 26, 2012
Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications
Lincoln Electric has introduced the new Metalshield® MC®-90 and Metalshield® MC®-110 low-alloy, metal-cored wires. They are designed to produce high-strength, high-toughness, H4-diffusible hydrogen weld deposits required in... Read more...

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June 21, 2012
Products control fire risk in weld fume extraction systems
Lincoln Electric offers Guardian™ products to help reduce the risk of fires in welding fume extraction filter systems. Early detection and suppression are initiated in the event of a fire to minimize the fire hazard, to limit the system... Read more...

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May 25, 2012
Aluminum MIG
What is it about aluminum? The mere mention of welding it causes even the most experienced and talented welders to shake their heads and mumble things like, “Aluminum is a whole other animal.” The push for lighter, thinner,... Read more...

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May 17, 2012
Lincoln Electric acquires Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired Wayne Trail Technologies Inc., a privately held Ohio-based manufacturer of automated systems and tooling, serving a wide range of applications in the metal processing market.... Read more...

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May 9, 2012
Production monitoring software delivers weld performance information anywhere
Lincoln Electric's CheckPoint™ production monitoring software enables users to obtain performance information on their Lincoln Electric welding machines and operations wherever they are, from any computer and almost any mobile device, without... Read more...

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March 12, 2012
Lincoln Electric Holdings acquires Weartech
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Weartech Intl., a privately held producer of cobalt-based hardfacing and wear-resistant welding consumables. With headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., Weartech has manufacturing plants in Anaheim and Port... Read more...

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February 10, 2012
Lincoln Electric to expand facility in Euclid, Ohio, hire 200
The Plain Dealer has reported that Lincoln Electric Co. will spend $40 million to renovate its facility in Euclid, Ohio, add 200 jobs over three years, and bring a company to Euclid from Baltimore. Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the state... Read more...

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February 7, 2012
Welding training system upgraded
Lincoln Electric has released an upgrade program for the VRTEX® 360 virtual reality arc welding training system. The upgrade package includes a new motorsports garage virtual environment, filled with race cars. Students can weld with... Read more...

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February 1, 2012
New year, new welding helmets
There’s no better way to usher in the new year than to evaluate your safety equipment to make sure everything is in topnotch working order. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the one that protects to your head, face, and... Read more...

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February 1, 2012
Fabricating tight ships on a tight deadline
When the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) approached Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland in June 2010, the government research agency had a tall order: To build two 70-foot aluminum vessels for delivery before September 2011. For the... Read more...

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January 23, 2012
Semiautomatic wire feeder designed for shipbuilding, offshore, construction, pipe welding applications
Designed for use in shipbuilding, offshore, construction, or pipe welding operations, the Activ8™ modular wire feeder from Lincoln Electric is small enough to fit through ship manways and light enough to carry around the site. The... Read more...

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December 6, 2011
Lincoln Electric sponsors AWS's Careers in Welding trailer
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, is partnering with the American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, to provide a hands-on welding experience to help attract new people to the profession. As part of this partnership, Lincoln Electric recently... Read more...

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September 19, 2011
Autodarkening welding helmets feature LCD optics
The new VIKING™ 3350 series autodarkening welding helmets from Lincoln Electric feature LCD optics for a clear, natural view in varied ambient light settings. The solar-powered helmets, augmented with a user-replaceable lithium battery,... Read more...

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September 9, 2011
Consumables make a difference in the welding of wind towers
When people say that interest in wind-generated power continues to grow, they aren’t just blowing hot air. The American Wind Energy Association claims that total U.S. utility-scale wind power capacity through the first quarter of 2011... Read more...

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September 8, 2011
Lincoln provides equipment for car-heist movie
Lincoln Electric teamed up with Picture Car Warehouse, Northridge, Calif., to serve as the exclusive welding supplier for the car-heist motion picture "Drive," produced by OddLot Entertainment. Ted Moser, owner and founder of Picture Car... Read more...

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September 8, 2011
Freestanding filtration system supplements existing source-extraction system
Lincoln Electric Automation offers the Circulator™, a freestanding general filtration system for weld fume control. Suitable for manufacturing and fabrication facilities that have obstructions for ductwork, such as overhead cranes and... Read more...

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August 15, 2011
Limited-edition Captain America welding helmet introduced
Lincoln Electric has introduced the limited-edition Captain America™ VIKING™ 2450 series welding helmet. It features Marvel®'s Captain America comic character bearing an American flag motif and armed with his shield. The... Read more...

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August 2, 2011
Lincoln Electric acquires Techalloy
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired the welding operation assets of Techalloy Company Inc. and of its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd. Known commercially as Techalloy, the Baltimore, Maryland-based manufacturer is a... Read more...

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July 18, 2011
Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe
For fully automated pipe welding applications, Lincoln Electric has introduced Pipeliner® 81M, a gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire designed for hot, fill, and cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe. The wire is suitable for... Read more...

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May 23, 2011
GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade
Lincoln Electric has added the new Pipeliner® 80Ni1 GMAW wire to its line of Pipeliner consumables. It is designed for semiautomatic or automatic welding of root, hot, fill, and cap passes on up to API X80 grade pipe and root passes on up... Read more...

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May 11, 2011
Weldable and unweldable aluminum alloys
I want to weld on some 7075 aluminum, but I can't find a recommended filler metal for it. Can you tell me the correct filler metal to use? In a word, no. The reason you can't find a recommended filler metal for 7075 is that it is usually... Read more...

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May 2, 2011
Welding machine updated with gas engine
Lincoln Electric has updated its Outback® 145 with a Kohler® 9.5-HP model CH395 OHC (overhead cam) gasoline engine. The welding machine is designed for contractors, maintenance crews, farmers, and ranchers, as well as for use on service trucks... Read more...

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April 5, 2011
Lincoln Electric to host pipe mill welding seminar in May
Lincoln Electric will demonstrate how to improve pipe welding processes at a free pipe mill welding seminar hosted at the company’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland, May 23-27, 2011. The five-day seminar runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.... Read more...

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March 14, 2011
Achieving T6 designation for 6061
Let's first describe what is happening when you heat treat 2XXX, 6XXX, or 7XXX alloys. All of these alloys are heat treated by precipitation hardening. This involves two steps—solution heat treating and aging. Solution heat treatment is done... Read more...

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March 14, 2011
Welding machine designed for pipeline, construction, maintenance applications
Lincoln Electric has introduced the new SAE-300® engine-driven welding machine, designed for pipeline welding, as well as construction and maintenance applications. The new machine features the company's Dual Continuous Control™ technology,... Read more...

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March 7, 2011
Lincoln Electric's virtual reality welding system wins international innovation award
The VRTEX® 360 virtual reality welding system from Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been recognized by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) with its 2011 Heinz Sossenheimer Award. This accolade is conferred every two years in... Read more...

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February 17, 2011
Lincoln Electric to host laser welding, cutting seminar
Lincoln Electric Automation will host a one-day laser welding and cutting technology seminar at the Automation Center of Excellence, Cleveland, on March 24, 2011.The seminar will include a brief review of the history of lasers, an introduction to... Read more...

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February 1, 2011
Lincoln Electric acquires Arc Products
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Arc Products, a privately-held manufacturer of orbital welding systems and welding automation components based in Southern California. Arc... Read more...

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January 10, 2011
A feminine approach to PPE
Choosing the road less traveled has always been more Jessi Combs’ style. Growing up in the Black Hills of South Dakota helped Combs appreciate speed, off-road vehicles, and the art of building a well-crafted automobile. Best known for... Read more...

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December 13, 2010
Stainless consumables designed for welding austenitic steels, dissimilar materials
Lincoln Electric has introduced two new lines of stainless welding consumables: Excalibur® stainless stick electrode and Lincolnweld® stainless submerged arc wire and flux. The stick electrodes are designed to weld several types of... Read more...

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December 6, 2010
Two Lincoln Electric employees elected to AWS 2010 Class of Counselors
Lincoln Electric's Richard J. Seif and David Fink have been elected to the 2010 Class of Counselors of the American Welding Society (AWS). The two were honored at the 2010 FABTECH® Intl., held in Atlanta, and inducted during the AWS annual... Read more...

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December 3, 2010
FCAW-S basics: Fast, no gas cylinders required
Self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (FCAW-S) wire is the industry’s multitasker. All at once it produces its own shielding to help protect the arc, handles contaminants on the steel, deposits weld metal that meets structural... Read more...

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November 29, 2010
Personal protection clothing line introduced
Lincoln has introduced a new personal protection clothing line, Red Line™ welding apparel. The line includes five types of welding gloves: premium leather GMAW/SMAW, traditional GMAW/SMAW, leather GTAW, heat-resistant, and full-leather Steel... Read more...

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November 22, 2010
Tackling aluminum GMAW
The reactive nature of aluminum to the welding arc, which is much more pronounced than that of other base materials, presents many challenges. Some common issues are excess heat input and burn-through, porosity, poor bead appearance, poor... Read more...

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November 1, 2010
GMAW wire boxes upgraded with bulk quantities, minipallets, side-view windows
Lincoln Electric has upgraded its 500- and 1,000-lb. Accu-Pak® boxes for its SuperArc® GMAW wire for robotic welding applications with bulk quantities, minipallets and new side-view windows. The forklift-ready, corrugated cardboard... Read more...

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October 29, 2010
Lincoln Electric to acquire Russian welding consumables manufacturer
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mezhgosmetiz-Mtsensk OAO ("MGM"), a privately-held welding wire manufacturer based in the Orel region of Russia. The acquisition will provide... Read more...

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October 25, 2010
Lincoln Electric earns Market Share Leadership Award
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been honored with the Market Share Leadership Award for best practices in the world pipeline industry related to welding equipment and consumables. The award, based on global research by analysts and... Read more...

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September 21, 2010
Lincoln Electric pipeline welding seminar scheduled for October
Lincoln Electric will offer a free pipeline welding seminar for contractors and professionals in the pipeline industry. The two-day session will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00... Read more...

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August 23, 2010
Lincoln Electric launches EPA regulations awareness campaign
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has introduced phase 2.0 of its "Are You Ready?" fume control regulation awareness campaign. The campaign and its supporting materials are designed to aid fabricators in understanding the effects and requirements... Read more...

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August 10, 2010
Lincoln Electric Automation to host structural steel industry event
Lincoln Electric Automation will host a SteelDay event at the company's Automation Center of Excellence on Sept. 24. The full-day agenda will include presentations, demonstrations, a facility tour, and lunch. Special guest Dr. Omer Blodgett will... Read more...

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June 14, 2010
Lincoln Electric promotes two to global industry segment positions
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has named Peter Pletcher as director, global consumable development, and Ferry Naber as director, global machine development. Both are new positions within the company's global marketing and product... Read more...

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June 7, 2010
Multiprocess welding machine delivers up to 500 amps
Lincoln Electric has introduced the Flextec™ 450, a multiprocess welding power source designed for fabrication, construction, automotive, production, and educational applications. The new machine features Lincoln’s Flexible... Read more...

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June 1, 2010
Wire welding in the structural steel world
It wasn't so long ago that Shawn Moreland dismissed the notion of using flux-cored arc welding in place of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in his fabrication shop. While he never said it out loud, the guy likely could have been thinking that... Read more...

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May 17, 2010
Liquid propane gas welding machine allows users to switch seamlessly between multiple processes
Designed for maintenance, repair, and construction, Lincoln’s Ranger® 305 LPG is an engine-driven welding machine that allows users to switch seamlessly between multiple processes. While liquid propane gas (LPG) is less common, it is... Read more...

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May 3, 2010
Lincoln Electric facility tours included in IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Conference
More than 120 manufacturing professionals from around the country took part in a presentation and plant tours at Lincoln Electric's world headquarters in Cleveland and consumables manufacturing plant in Mentor, Ohio, on April 19 as part of... Read more...

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March 24, 2010
Lincoln Electric celebrates 115 years in business
Welding equipment manufacturer Lincoln Electric is celebrating its 115th year anniversary in 2010. In 1895, John C. Lincoln founded the company with a capital investment of $200. His younger brother, James F. Lincoln, joined the company in... Read more...

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March 23, 2010
Wire feeder/welding machine designed for GMAW, FCAW on mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum
Lincoln Electric has updated its POWER MIG® 216 wire feeder/welding machine line with the new 216 model for GMAW and FCAW on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The machine, which provides 30 to 250 amps, arrives spool gun-ready,... Read more...

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March 5, 2010
Solar-powered autodarkening welding helmets built to handle demanding environments
Lincoln Electric has added a second series to its Viking™ autodarkening welding helmets. The existing 700G series and new 750S series helmets are solar-powered, lightweight, and built to handle demanding work environments, according to the... Read more...

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March 1, 2010
Beyond low-carbon steel
The economy has pushed fabricators to adapt, market themselves to bring in new work, and even pursue untapped markets. This can bring different materials on the shop floor, and the learning curve can be steep for an entry-level welder. But one... Read more...

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February 17, 2010
Lincoln Electric introduces pipeline welding productivity seminar
Lincoln Electric is offering a day-long Pipeline Welding Productivity Seminar intended for pipeline industry professionals. The session takes place Tuesday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the company's corporate headquarters in Cleveland,... Read more...

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February 9, 2010
Fume extraction hoods suitable for robotic and hard automation systems
Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced fume extraction hoods for robotic and hard automation systems. The Statiflex® filter bank filtration system offers MERV 16-rated filters and automated filter cleaning. The fan mounts directly to... Read more...

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January 12, 2010
Push-pull welding guns designed for aluminum fabrication, production welding environments
Lincoln Electric has introduced two push-pull welding gun models for aluminum fabrication and production welding environments. The Panther™ semiautomatic, gooseneck-style gun provides smooth wire feeding with dual-driven rolls for added... Read more...

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December 15, 2009
Robotic-ready pipe welding, cutting system welds pipe root, changes on-the-fly to pulse spray GMAW
Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced the latest generation of its RoboPipe™ system for automated carbon steel, stainless steel, and duplex stainless steel pipe welding and fabricating. The system is driven by the Power Wave®... Read more...

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November 10, 2009
Welding simulator provides real-time technique feedback
Lincoln Electric has developed a new way to teach welding techniques through a virtual welding system called VRTEX™ 360. The system incorporates technology Lincoln recently acquired from VRSim Inc., an East Hartford, Conn.-based developer... Read more...

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November 5, 2009
Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR
Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that operate with a no-layoff policy, even during... Read more...

Article

November 3, 2009
No cracking under pressure for pipeline contractor
Not since the embargo of the 1970s has the U.S. been more preoccupied with the price of oil. Motorists still remember when gas prices climbed to the $4-per-gallon range about two years ago when the oil prices jumped over $100 per barrel, and... Read more...

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October 13, 2009
Lincoln Electric hosts wind tower welding seminars
Lincoln Electric recently hosted more than 120 industry professionals interested in learning more about wind tower fabrication for several daylong seminars. Seminar attendees traveled from across the U.S. and as far away as Brazil and Portugal... Read more...

Article

September 15, 2009
SMAW: A welder's guide
Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) is the most common form of arc welding. However, creating a good weld is not always easy, especially for a beginner. Unlike gas metal arc welding (GMAW), in which you basically point and shoot, SMAW requires a... Read more...

Article

September 6, 2009
Robotic GTAW or GMAW: No longer a clear-cut choice
Robotic systems manufacturers and integrators have a confession when it comes to TIG, or gas tungsten arc welding: They've sometimes steered people away from it. "I've worked with arc welding robots since 1982, and for most of my career, if... Read more...

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September 1, 2009
SMAW: A welder's guide - Advice and troubleshooting tips for beginners
Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) is the most common form of arc welding. However, creating a good weld is not always easy, especially for a beginner. Unlike gas metal arc welding (GMAW), in which you basically point and shoot, SMAW requires a... Read more...

Product

August 11, 2009
Semiautomatic welding guns designed, tested for extreme-environment applications
Lincoln Electric has introduced a new line of Magnum® PRO semiautomatic welding guns. The 250, 350, 450, and 550 guns for GMAW, pulsed GMAW, and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) processes are specifically designed and tested for... Read more...

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August 11, 2009
Lincoln Electric, 'Two Guys Garage' sponsor giveaway
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, and Speed Network's show "Two Guys Garage" will give away 14 welding packages to several lucky viewers. By completing an online survey, viewers and welding fans can enter to win a free Lincoln Electric POWER MIG®... Read more...

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July 28, 2009
Trends in offshore energy
Although Hurricane Katrina lasted just seven days from start to finish, it was among the most destructive natural disasters in the history of the U.S. The flooding, damage to residential districts, displacement of residents, and loss of life... Read more...

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July 14, 2009
Lincoln Electric equipment used to make wall repairs during Indy 500
Raphael Matos' No. 2 car and Vitor Meira's No. 14 car locked wheels in the 174th lap of the Indianapolis 500 in May, causing Meira's car to slide on its side along the racetrack wall. Lincoln Electric equipment—two Ranger® 305G... Read more...

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June 9, 2009
Submerged arc flux designed for spiral pipe seam welding
Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® SPX80 submerged arc flux, designed for ID and OD submerged arc spiral pipe seam welding. The flux features low-temperature impact properties, a smooth bead profile, self-peeling slag, high-speed... Read more...

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May 12, 2009
Lincoln Electric partners with U.S. Army for welder training
Lincoln Electric is once again partnering with the U.S. Army for welder training. The program graduates 450 students per year, including U.S. Army soldiers as well as Marines. Military students spend 12 weeks learning oxyfuel welding, SMAW, GMAW,... Read more...

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May 11, 2009
Lincoln Electric dedicates new facility in India
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today dedicated a 100,000-square-foot welding consumables facility in Chennai, India, which will serve the growing market in that country and markets throughout the Asia Pacific region. Speaking at dedication... Read more...

Article

May 1, 2009
Automating to grow
G&W Products is in an unusual situation. It's growing. The Fairfield, Ohio, metal fabricator is on track to achieve year-over-year growth between 2008 and 2009—a rare feat these days. The shop's 120 employees work over three... Read more...

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April 14, 2009
Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products. To help customers identify the products... Read more...

Article

April 1, 2009
Building the bridge to anywhere
To say that Stinger Welding Inc. is unique could be considered an understatement. After all, the AISC-certified fabricator of bridges and bridge components from Coolidge, Ariz., prides itself as a team whose very livelihood is to fabricate,... Read more...

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March 24, 2009
Age before welding in T6
In the last Aluminum Workshop, you talked about improving the welded strength of 6061 by welding in the T4 temper and aging after welding. But what happens if we weld in the T6 temper and age after welding? Does the weld get stronger, or does the... Read more...

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March 17, 2009
Lincoln Electric announces agreement for acquisition in China
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. has announced that its Asian subsidiary, The Lincoln Electric Company (Asia Pacific) Pte., Ltd. ("Lincoln Asia Pacific"), has signed definitive agreements to expand its welding consumables business in China by... Read more...

Product

March 10, 2009
Metal-cored wires suitable for robotic, hard automation applications
Lincoln Electric has added two new consumables to its line of metal-cored wires. The wires are suitable for single- and multiple-pass welds and are designed to achieve optimal performance in robotic and hard automation applications, the company... Read more...

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February 10, 2009
Subarc tractor designed for welding large joints on heavy plate
Lincoln Electric's new Cruiser™ self-propelled tractor for SAW is designed for welding large joints on heavy plate, such as on barges, ships, large tanks, bridges, and offshore platforms. The tractor has a rated output of 1,000 amps at a... Read more...

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January 13, 2009
Low-hydrogen stick electrode designed for flat, horizontal position structural fabricating
Lincoln Electric offers the Excalibur® 7028 low-hydrogen stick electrode, designed for structural fabricators working in the flat and horizontal positions. Applications include ships and bridge structures, storage tanks, and general heavy... Read more...

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January 13, 2009
Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about $30 million. "The Brastak acquisition... Read more...

Article

November 25, 2008
Truckin' along
Truck Bodies & Equipment International (TBEI), Eden Prairie, Minn., a fabricator of dump truck bodies, hoists, and truck and trailer equipment, has established itself as a dominant player in the marketplace with the acquisition of Heil Truck... Read more...

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October 14, 2008
President Bush visits Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29. Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated... Read more...

Article

September 16, 2008
Automating the Small
My son got a haircut recently. He's a kid, so the barber didn't have to cut too much hair, but being 5, my son required some time to get him seated and adjusted to a height suitable for the barber. My son shifted around quite a bit, so I... Read more...

Article

July 29, 2008
Submerged arc welding : then and now
Submerged arc welding (SAW) is so named because the weld and arc zone are submerged beneath a blanket of flux. The flux material becomes conductive when it is molten, creating a path for the current to pass between the electrode and the... Read more...

Article

June 17, 2008
Auto weld that ends well
Three years ago Peter Dunlop, production supervisor for Tommy Gate Co./Woodbine Manufacturing at the time, and Andrew Fitzgibbon, a manufacturing engineer, asked themselves a question that many metal fabricating operations eventually get around... Read more...

Article

March 11, 2008
Preventing porosity in humid environments
I'm having problems with excessive porosity when TIG welding aluminum. My friend says it comes from water vapor in the air (it's very humid here) being broken down by the arc. Is this true? It sounds pretty far-fetched. I hope you didn't bet on... Read more...

Article

February 12, 2008
Nothing standard about this fab shop
After five years of working for a family-owned metal fabricating business in eastern Connecticut, Rob Marelli wanted to do things his way. He approached the president with an offer to buy the company from him, but he was soon gone with a... Read more...

Article

January 15, 2008
It's a wrap
It's no surprise that show organizers, attendees, and exhibitors alike are billing the 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show as one of the best ever. If you were there, then you know why. If not, the numbers tell the story,... Read more...

Article

January 15, 2008
Welding helmets in view
Choosing the right welding helmet is not as easy as it once was. Technology advances have turned these once simple pieces of protective equipment into smart, lightweight safety devices that, in some cases, can adapt their settings automatically... Read more...

Article

January 15, 2008
Vertical SMAW: It's a stick up
Vertical and overhead stick welding have never been in such high demand. Heavy construction continues (see Figure 1 ) in the southeast U.S., while the utility industry is busy building new power plants, improving old ones, and repairing... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
Lincoln Electric named official welder of Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage
Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage in southern California recently named Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, as its official welding company. The company designs and manufactures arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, and plasma and oxyfuel cutting... Read more...

Article

November 6, 2007
Up to speed
NASCAR® roots run deep in the American Southeast. More than 50 years ago, atop sandlot racetracks with haystack walls, local thrill-seekers sought mere bragging rights behind the wheels of their modified family sedans. Today's racecars cost... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
Minimizing weld cleaning stripes
I'm fabricating toolboxes for pickup trucks using gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and polished aluminum tread plate. The cleaning stripes along each side of the weld are wide and detract from the appearance of the toolbox. Please don't tell me to... Read more...

Article

July 10, 2007
To weld or not to weld Alclad
I have some aluminum sheet that I would like to use to fabricate a project. The only marking on it is "Alclad." Other than that, I have no idea what alloy it is. Can you tell me what filler metal to use to weld it? Whether you realize it or not,... Read more...

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July 10, 2007
Extreme weld makeover
Sfi, a large steel and aluminum fabricator with headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., and a second plant in Conway, Ark., manufactures industrial equipment components and subassemblies, from locomotive oil pans to crane outriggers, for large companies... Read more...

Article

May 8, 2007
Aluminum Workshop
I have a fabrication project involving 5454 aluminum plate, and I was told to weld this alloy using 5183 filler wire. Is this correct? If you check any of the charts showing the recommended filler metals for the various aluminum alloys, you... Read more...

Product

April 10, 2007
GMAW machines suitable for light-duty applications
Lincoln Electric's four new Power MIG®l 140 and 180 models offer a compact welding system for professional welders and home hobbyists alike. The company's Diamond Core Technology® and a rugged drive system aid arc performance for MIG... Read more...

Article

February 13, 2007
Pressure to perform
Like many large fabricators today, Ward Tank and Heat Exchanger Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has struggled to attract qualified welding operators to fabricate large pressure vessels, one of the company's principal products. The vessels are used to... Read more...

Article

November 7, 2006
Drive fast, weld right
"Drive fast, turn left" may be a popular motto among race car drivers, but motorsports fabricators have their own: "Drive fast, weld right." A successful racing team is the sum of its parts, from the fabricators to the painters to the drivers.... Read more...

Article

November 7, 2006
New rule, new equipment
A magazine article made Greg Faulkner think about improving welding ventilation at his workplace last year. Faulkner, senior manufacturing engineer at Henny Penny Corp., an Eaton, Ohio-based food service manufacturer, knew that the high... Read more...

Product

November 7, 2006
Welding machine has multiprocess capabilities
The Power MIG™ 350MP from The Lincoln Electric Co. has SMAW, GMAW, and flux-cored capabilities, as well as pulsed GMAW, Pulse-On-Pulse™, and Power Mode™. Using Lincoln Chopper Technology™, the unit delivers quality welds... Read more...

News

November 7, 2006
Lincoln aids UA during instructor training program
The United Association (UA) and The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, teamed up for the 53rd UA Instructor Training Program at Washtenaw County Community College, Ann Arbor, Mich. More than 1,800 UA members attended from the U.S. and Canada.... Read more...

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October 26, 2006
Lincoln Electric, 3M to hold safety workshop at FABTECH/AWS show
The Lincoln Electric Co. and 3M Welding are sponsoring a safety seminar at the 2006 FABTECH International/AWS Welding Show in Atlanta. The free workshop, Best Practices for Welding Safely in Today's Marketplace, will cover welding fume and gas... Read more...

Article

October 3, 2006
Which filler wire is best for welding 6061-T6 aluminum, 5356 or 4043?
Both are acceptable for welding 6061-T6, but each has advantages and disadvantages depending on the application. An aluminum alloy containing 5 percent magnesium, 5356 generally is stronger and more ductile than 4043. But 4043, which contains 5... Read more...

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September 12, 2006
Little Giant takes flight
Brian Nielson, an automated fusion technician with Wing Enterprises, operates one of the company's robotic welding workcells. Nielson said that moving to robotic welding has helped the company's productivity increase by 25 percent to 30... Read more...

News

June 2, 2006
Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award
The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was presented by Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez... Read more...

Article

May 9, 2006
Hitting pay dirt -- in pipe
72-in.-dia., 1-in.-wall pipe is being welded using preheating coils on each side of the weld. A torch bracket reaches over the coils. Oil refineries aren't the only ones hitting pay dirt in Canada. Northern Alberta is the land of... Read more...

Product

April 11, 2006
Gas shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for mild steel welding
UltraCore™ 712C and 712A80 gas shielded, flux-cored wires from The Lincoln Electric Co. are suitable for mild steel welding applications. The 712C for tank and shipbuilding applications uses straight CO 2 . It is versatile and exhibits... Read more...

News

April 11, 2006
Lincoln to open facility in Dubai
Lincoln Electric Co. is building a regional headquarters and training facility in Dubai to support sales and customer service throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The 5,500-sq.-ft. facility is located in Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone and... Read more...

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March 7, 2006
Lincoln sponsors NASCAR Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes
Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has announced its NASCAR® Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes, that offers individuals a chance to win one of three NASCAR prizes. The grand prize is a VIP race package for the Nextel Cup Allstate 400 at the... Read more...

Article

March 7, 2006
Staying grounded
Grounding means much more than punishing your teenager by restricting his privileges. In welding, grounding is critical to arc welding safety. Various codes and standards document grounding electrical circuits as a safety practice. A... Read more...

Article

February 7, 2006
Making your way as a job shop today
Karl Fischer says that staying flexible, within the skills you have to offer, has helped him keep his business successful over the years. Here, he stands next to a 304 stainless steel beer carbonation carboy that required internal pipe... Read more...

Product

January 10, 2006
Welding gun packages introduced for GMAW
The Lincoln Electric Co. has added six short-neck, semiautomatic Magnum® welding gun packages for GMAW and gas-shielded processes. Each is rated 400 amps at 40 percent duty cycle with CO 2 shielding gas. Each gun is configured for use with... Read more...

Article

January 10, 2006
Wading through the world of welding
Many high-tech gadgets that once were handy extras are becoming indispensable in the workplace. A personal digital assistant (PDA) device makes programming a welding power supply faster and easier than manual programming. Photo provided by... Read more...

Article

January 10, 2006
Positioning your welds
Robotic welding can improve your productivity, but its efficiency depends greatly on fixturing design and functionality. When applied properly, robotic welding can be economical; on the flip side, it can be inefficient and... Read more...

News

October 11, 2005
Lincoln supplies equipment for television show
Lincoln Electric supplied the welding equipment used to fabricate parts for Lance Armstrong's Pontiac GTO® on The Learning Channel's (TLC) "Overhaulin" television show. Show host and hot rod designer Chip Foose headed up the team working at... Read more...

Article

October 11, 2005
Welding aluminum piping
Aluminum piping is test-welded in a laboratory. A large number of fabricators manufacture carbon and stainless steel piping systems, and in general, the welding procedures and techniques for manufacturing them are well-known. But few... Read more...

News

August 9, 2005
Lincoln Electric announces executive management appointments
Lincoln Electric International Holding Co., a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has announced that David M. LeBlanc has been appointed president of Lincoln Electric Europe, succeeding Ralph C. Fernandez. Fernandez will become... Read more...

Product

July 12, 2005
Flux designed for submerged arc welding
The Lincoln Electric Co.’s Lincolnweld® 888 flux™ is suitable for submerged arc welding in the offshore, pressure vessel, shipbuilding, and structural fabrication industries. The flux is classified to AWS H4 requirements for low... Read more...

Article

July 12, 2005
The most important welding lesson
Whether you're a professional welder with extensive training, a self-taught welding hobbyist, or a welder in-between, you must learn and heed all welding safety precautions. If you don't, you're setting yourself up for a world of hurt, or... Read more...

News

May 24, 2005
Lincoln Electric appoints president of J.W. Harris
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has appointed David J. Nangle as president of J.W. Harris Co. Inc., the company's recently acquired manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys. In this new position, Nangle is responsible for all J.W. Harris... Read more...

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April 12, 2005
Lincoln Electric joins Pipeline Research Council
The Lincoln Electric Co. has been admitted into the Pipeline Research Council Intl. (PRCI) as an associate member. The company joins General Electric as one of only two nonindustry members admitted to the PRCI. PRCI's board of directors approved... Read more...

Article

April 11, 2005
MIG welding tips and resources
Photo courtesy of AlcoTec Wire Corp. Motorcycle- and hot rod-building shows on TV have put welding in a very positive light lately. In fact, Jesse James, the star of Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage," was named the American Welding... Read more...

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February 8, 2005
Lincoln Electric agrees to acquire J.W. Harris
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the outstanding stock of the J.W. Harris Co. Inc., a privately held brazing and soldering alloys manufacturer with headquarters in Mason, Ohio.... Read more...

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December 7, 2004
Lincoln Electric introduces welding consumables quality program
The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Q-Cert Program, a quality indicator for welding consumables. The program features three levels of quality certification (Q-Cert), depending on tests, traceability, and records. Q-1 certification... Read more...

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December 1, 2004
Lincoln Electric appoints lead director
Lincoln Electric Holdings has announced that its board has modified its Corporate Governance Gudelines to provide for the annual appointment of a lead director to serve as a liaison between the chairman and independent directors. Harold L. Adams... Read more...

Product

November 9, 2004
Industrial boom system extends welding reach
The Lincoln Electric Co. and Genie Industries have jointly designed a boom welding system. Available on the Genie S-80/85, S-60/65, and S-40/45 telescopic booms, the ArcPro 275 helps the operator perform extended welding from the platform.... Read more...

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November 9, 2004
Lincoln Electric named official Goodguys welder
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has named Lincoln Electric as its Official Welder. Goodguys, a rod and custom association, produces and promotes hot rod enthusiast events. "The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to call Lincoln... Read more...

News

October 18, 2004
Lincoln Electric elects board chairman
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that its board of directors has elected John M. Stropki as chairman of the board. Stropki, named president and CEO in June, succeeds Anthony A. Massaro, who is retiring at the end of October after more... Read more...

Article

October 12, 2004
Site-based telemetry systems streamline gas supply
Photo courtesy of TRUMPF Inc. Metal fabricators continue to find new applications for carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) lasers. New uses combined with increased just-in-time processing, and lights-out operation place greater demands on laser,... Read more...

Product

August 10, 2004
Portable fume extractor handles light- to medium-duty arc welding
The Lincoln Electric Co. offers the Mini Flex, a portable welding fume extractor with primary LongLife-H® and secondary HEPA filters, designed to handle most common light- and medium-duty arc welding applications. The compact unit can be used... Read more...

News

August 10, 2004
Lincoln Electric sponsors AeroShell® Aerobatic Team
The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has become a sponsor of the AeroShell® Aerobatic Team, a four-plane precision formation aerobatic team. The team has been performing at air shows since 1985 and recently was honored with the national Bill... Read more...

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July 13, 2004
Lincoln Electric welding instructor wins AWS award
The American Welding Society (AWS) recently awarded Joseph Kolasa Jr., welding instructor at The Lincoln Electric Company, with the Private Sector Instructor Membership Award at its annual awards luncheon. AWS honors men and women in the... Read more...

Article

July 13, 2004
Laser-gas delivery systems for all applications, including 24/7 operation
Photo courtesy of Weldstar, Aurora, Ill. Centralized System Advantages A centralized system allows all of the cylinders to be stored in one location. Having all cylinders in one place streamlines inventory control and simplifies and... Read more...

News

June 9, 2004
Lincoln Electric elects president, CEO
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has elected John M. Stropki, Jr. as president and CEO of the company, effectively immediately, succeeding Anthony A. Massaro, who held the position for eight years. Massaro had previously announced his intention to... Read more...

Product

June 8, 2004
Wire feeder designed for high-production shops
The Lincoln Electric Co. offers the LF-72 industrial wire feeder for high-production shops. The feeder features the company’s patented die-cast aluminum two-roll Universal Wire Drive System. The feeder is available in three models: base... Read more...

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June 8, 2004
Lincoln Electric equipment used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Lincoln Electric Co. reported that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway uses its equipment behind the scenes, fabricating track equipment, as well as on the track’s grandstands, signs, and fences, and for repairs on the new SAFER Wall... Read more...

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May 4, 2004
Manual SMAW electrodes introduced
The Lincoln Electric Co. has added four new products to its Excalibur® line of all-position, low-hydrogen electrodes for manual SMAW. The electrodes are intended to provide even burnoff, optimum restrike capability and arc stability, less... Read more...

News

May 4, 2004
Second Lincoln Electric facility earns ISO 14001 certification
The Lincoln Electric Co. announced that its welding equipment, consumables, and automation manufacturing plant in Euclid, Ohio, has been certified to ISO 14001, an international standard for environmental management systems and procedures. The... Read more...

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May 4, 2004
Air racing team relies on Lincoln Electric GTAW machine
San Jose, Calif.'s Dago Red team recently took first place at the 2003 National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nev. Crew Chief Bill Kerchenfaut said that one of the secret weapons in his arsenal is pilot Skip Holm, and another is... Read more...

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May 4, 2004
Lincoln Electric offers pipeline process solutions seminar
The Lincoln Electric Co. is holding a Pipeline Process Solutions seminar July 13-15 at its headquarters in Cleveland. The no-cost seminar, which will cover pipeline welding technologies and consumables, will be repeated at the same location Nov.... Read more...

Article

April 6, 2004
Personality + Protection
For welders, it's more important than ever to do more—perform more processes, know more about metals, be familiar with more welding situations—with safety equipment that can meet the requirements of every situation. At the... Read more...

Article

February 26, 2004
Efficient shielding gas supply methods
In any welding process, the gas supply system must address basic equipment requirements for the gases at the point of supply and at the point of use. The type of shielding gas required determines the point-of-supply equipment needed, the mode in... Read more...

Article

November 6, 2003
Choosing the right oxyfuel gas and supply system
Photo courtesy of Weldstar Inc. Cutting In oxyfuel cutting, an oxygen jet, not the preheat flame, performs the cutting. The oxygen jet oxidizes the material and expels the heated material from the kerf. The purpose of the preheat... Read more...

Article

September 25, 2003
Choosing a GMAW machine for occasional aluminum welding
I want to buy a small gas metal arc welding (GMAW) machine, preferably one that runs from 120-V input power. Most of my welding will be steel, but I would like to weld aluminum occasionally. Can these machines really weld aluminum? I've heard a... Read more...

Article

August 28, 2003
Efficient use of compressed gases can increase productivity
Photo courtesy of Harris Calorific Inc. GMAW and GTAW continued to grow in popularity with the introduction of lighter materials, such as aluminum and magnesium, in the late 1940s. Both of these processes use compressed... Read more...

Article

August 28, 2003
Inverter versus transformer power supplies for aluminum GTAW
I'm looking for a new GTAW power supply for AC aluminum welding. I had intended to buy a conventional transformer unit, but several people have told me to buy an inverter-based power supply. Which one is better for my application?... Read more...

Article

August 28, 2003
Washington women weld at the 'Y'
It's a drizzly, blustery Pacific Northwest morning in November with the gray light of dawn coming up behind the Cascade Mountain Range. Crew Leader Cheryl Boxx, clad in Carhartts®, squares her hard hat in place and begins checking... Read more...

Article

July 24, 2003
Which wire do you require?
Many fabricators overlook the efficiencies they can gain by changing a wire or process. In fact, when you ask fabricators why they're using a particular electrode, some respond with "That's the way it's always been done here," even though... Read more...

Article

July 24, 2003
Welding aluminum with inverter-based power supplies
Direct Current All welding power supplies transform relatively high-voltage, low-current incoming power to lower-voltage, high-current welding output using a transformer. In the past the transformer operated directly from 50- or... Read more...

Article

June 12, 2003
Al GMAW: CC or CV?
I've read that constant-current (CC) power supplies are preferred for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) aluminum, but when I visit companies that sell welding equipment, they tell me I want a constant-voltage (CV) power supply. What's the real story?... Read more...

Article

April 10, 2003
How to recognize, minimize weld smut
When I weld any aluminum alloy, I see a covering, light gray to black in color, over the weld. I see it when I gas tungsten arc weld (GTAW), but it's worse when I gas metal arc weld (GMAW). What is it? Does it affect the mechanical properties of... Read more...

Article

February 27, 2003
Choosing tungsten electrode type, size for aluminum GTAW
I've heard different opinions about which size and type of tungsten electrode I should use to gas tungsten arc weld (GTAW) aluminum. Could you clear up this subject for me? As you know, we use direct current electrode negative (DCEN), or... Read more...

Article

January 16, 2003
KNOWLEDGE: The key to welding productivity?
In the year 2000 manufacturing, construction, and mining industries had $34.1 billion worth of welding-related expenses. At the same time more than a half million people in the U.S. had welding-related jobs -- and that's not counting... Read more...

Article

September 26, 2002
Set loose the juice
Whether it means they're easier to use, more portable, or make welds more predictably, power sources are being updated, and electronics are playing a significant role in their modernization. "The current economy is forcing companies to... Read more...

Article

September 26, 2002
Preparing, testing bend samples
Almost all welding codes require bend tests for welding procedures and welder qualifications. These tests can cause more problems in aluminum than in steel. In bend testing, a 1 1/2-inch-wide sample is cut so the weld is running across the... Read more...

Article

July 25, 2002
Embracing change
It's been ages since horse-drawn carriages routinely transported passengers. In today's world, bypasses and interstates weave paths across the country, and many of the classic cars we see on the road are being carted from one classic-car show to... Read more...

Article

March 14, 2002
Beating the welder shortage, recession blues
Skilled welders are hard to find. The economy is in recession. Production is down. And in the midst of these concerns, fabricators are concerned with welder safety. These issues are not new to welders and fabricating shops, but some say... Read more...

Article

August 16, 2001
GMAW vs. FCAW for beginners: Choose the best process for your small operation
When you prepare to buy your first wire-feed welding machine, you don't want to waste your money on a toy that goes out with the trash in a few weeks. You probably want to use 115-V input for portability, but might want to step up to a... Read more...

Article

April 24, 2001
Preparing for aluminum GTAW
Even if you are experienced in welding steels, aluminum welding can present quite a challenge. Aluminum's oxide coating, higher thermal conductivity, and lower melting point easily can lead to welding problems unless you know how to prepare for... Read more...