Welding Design & Fabrication http://weldingdesign.com/rss.xml en Lincoln Electric Licenses Lightweight Coating Technology http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lincoln-electric-licenses-lightweight-coating-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NanoSteel Company granted an exclusive global license for its steel coatings technology to Lincoln Electric. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lincoln-electric-licenses-lightweight-coating-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lincoln-electric-licenses-lightweight-coating-technology#comments Processes Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:03:00 +0000 9011 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>General Motors Ventures LLC invested in NanoSteel, identifying its advanced high-strength steels as an important development in lightweight automotive designs.</p> Pipe Welding Around the Globe http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Pipe welding generally refers to a set of professional skills used for the joining of pieces of metal. This task generally requires welders to learn several methods of connecting pipes and to understand the factors that affect the quality of the connections that they intend to make. Many of the individuals who engage in pipe welding are professionals who specialize in this area of metal work, and they are usually certified because pipes are often used to transport hazardous materials, which pose a risk if the connections or repairs are not done properly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe#comments Processes Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 9001 at http://weldingdesign.com Electron-Beam Additive Manufacturing Systems Coming to Market http://weldingdesign.com/processes/electron-beam-additive-manufacturing-systems-coming-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sciaky Inc. has made its electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems available for purchase, with availability as early as September 1. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/electron-beam-additive-manufacturing-systems-coming-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/electron-beam-additive-manufacturing-systems-coming-market#comments Processes Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 8981 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>A fully articulated, electron-beam welding gun sinters powdered metals arranged in layers and according to a CAD design to achieve 3D parts up to 19 feet long.</p> New Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cuts Faster, Cleaner than Acetylene, Propane http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/new-hydrogen-based-fuel-cuts-faster-cleaner-acetylene-propane <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MagneGas, the developer of a technology for converting liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, has introduced a new formulation of that gas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/new-hydrogen-based-fuel-cuts-faster-cleaner-acetylene-propane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/new-hydrogen-based-fuel-cuts-faster-cleaner-acetylene-propane#comments Consumables Gold Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 8991 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The new MagneGas 2, described as &ldquo;a rich mix of gases&rdquo;, cuts 38% faster than acetylene on 2-in.-thick carbon steel, and with a 34% reduction in oxygen consumption, according to tests conducted by EWI.</p> Filler Metals for Critical Naval Construction http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/filler-metals-critical-naval-construction <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Hobart filler metals are critical to the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy vessels. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/filler-metals-critical-naval-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/filler-metals-critical-naval-construction#comments Consumables Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 8971 at http://weldingdesign.com Hybrid Laser Process to Speed Up Welding for Thick Aluminum, Steel Materials http://weldingdesign.com/processes/hybrid-laser-process-speed-welding-thick-aluminum-steel-materials <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. have developed a hybrid welding process that makes it possible to speed up welding for thick sheets of aluminum (or steel), and with zero defects. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/hybrid-laser-process-speed-welding-thick-aluminum-steel-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/hybrid-laser-process-speed-welding-thick-aluminum-steel-materials#comments Processes Gold Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 8961 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The laser-hybrid welding process combines the advantages of laser beam and GMAW welding.</p> Welding Web Welders Present Proudest Pics http://weldingdesign.com/archive/welding-web-welders-present-proudest-pics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Images brought to you by the busy welders at weldingweb.com.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/archive/welding-web-welders-present-proudest-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/archive/welding-web-welders-present-proudest-pics#comments Archive Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 8951 at http://weldingdesign.com More Proudest Pics from Welding Web Forums http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/more-proudest-pics-welding-web-forums <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The weldingweb forum people continue to provide!&nbsp; Here are some more pictures for the Proudest Pics gallery!</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/more-proudest-pics-welding-web-forums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/more-proudest-pics-welding-web-forums#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:08:00 +0000 8931 at http://weldingdesign.com Refining a New Fiber-Laser Welding Technology http://weldingdesign.com/processes/refining-new-fiber-laser-welding-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Prima Power Laserdyne has made a significant investment over recent months to develop a new process and system capability for welding 2D and 3D components with high-power CW and QCW fiber lasers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/refining-new-fiber-laser-welding-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/refining-new-fiber-laser-welding-technology#comments Processes Gold Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 8941 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>&quot;Compared to CO<sub>2</sub> lasers for welding, &hellip; the 1-&micro;m wavelength of the fiber laser provides benefits in terms of simplified beam delivery, using fiber-optic cables instead of turning mirrors; greater absorption by metals, especially those which are good conductors of electricity such as aluminum and copper; and less absorption by the plasma plume that is formed above the weld pool,&quot; Prima Power Laserdyne president Terry VanderWert explained.</p> $63-Million Forming Line to Supply Chrysler Assembly Plants http://weldingdesign.com/operations/63-million-forming-line-supply-chrysler-assembly-plants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chrysler Group plans to invest $63 million at its Warren (Michigan) Stamping Plant to expand capacity for forming sheet-metal parts used to assemble several Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Truck models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/63-million-forming-line-supply-chrysler-assembly-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/63-million-forming-line-supply-chrysler-assembly-plants#comments Equipment & Automation Operations Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:12:00 +0000 8921 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Robotic welding of door panels at Chrysler&rsquo;s Warren (Mich.) Stamping Plant. The plant produces stampings and assemblies for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Trucks vehicles.</p> Weldingweb Forum Presents Proudest Pics http://weldingdesign.com/processes/weldingweb-forum-presents-proudest-pics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The welders over in weldingweb forum have been busy.&nbsp; We asked them to post their Proudest Pics.&nbsp; zapster kindly obliged.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/weldingweb-forum-presents-proudest-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/weldingweb-forum-presents-proudest-pics#comments Processes Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:08:00 +0000 8911 at http://weldingdesign.com Select Options, Build Your Ideal MIG Gun http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/select-options-build-your-ideal-mig-gun <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bernard offers its most flexible and rugged semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns in a new format: the Best of the Best (BTB) MIG guns online platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/select-options-build-your-ideal-mig-gun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/select-options-build-your-ideal-mig-gun#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:00 +0000 8901 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Best of the Best (BTB) MIG gun platform lets users build a welding kit with their preferred design features by choosing among an expanded series of details from former MIG gun lines. Guns are configured for wire sizes ranging from 0.023 inches (0.6 mm) to 1/8 inches (3.2 mm).</p> "Stress-Free" Welding, Bending, and Cutting http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/stress-free-welding-bending-and-cutting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Parts leveling cannot free you from the stress of missing a delivery date, but it can relieve the frustrations caused by metal loaded with internal stresses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/stress-free-welding-bending-and-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/stress-free-welding-bending-and-cutting#comments Equipment & Automation Gold Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:11:00 +0000 8891 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Whether it comes from a service center or an upstream process, most sheet or plate will contain residual stress, as seen in the first sample (left) &mdash;&nbsp;compared to same material (right) after processing in a parts leveler.</p> Ultra-High Pressure Cutting for Downhole Casings and Pipes http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/ultra-high-pressure-cutting-downhole-casings-and-pipes <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Minnesota’s Centura Oil adopted Jet Edge’s water-jet cutting technology to process downhole casing and pipe products, so it’s now able to cut multiple layers of grouted casings at depths of 2,100 feet, in a single pass thanks to ultra-high pressure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/ultra-high-pressure-cutting-downhole-casings-and-pipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/ultra-high-pressure-cutting-downhole-casings-and-pipes#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:28:00 +0000 8881 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Jet Edge water-jet cutting technology took a deep dive into the realm of downhole drilling.</p> Kobelco Supplying Compressors to Brazil’s Energy Sector http://weldingdesign.com/operations/kobelco-supplying-compressors-brazil-s-energy-sector <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kobe Steel, Ltd. is supplying nonstandard compressors to the oil-and-gas industry in South America through its new operating unit, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil Ltda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/kobelco-supplying-compressors-brazil-s-energy-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/kobelco-supplying-compressors-brazil-s-energy-sector#comments Operations Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:26:00 +0000 8871 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>A nonstandard compressor, used in storing and transporting gas and petrochemicals designed and supplied by Kobelco Machinery.</p> Kobe Steel Ltd. From D-Day to Today … Five Lessons for Sucess http://weldingdesign.com/operations/d-day-today-five-lessons-sucess <div class="field-byline"> Chad Storlie </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The story of the D-Day Invasion holds several lessons for success in business and in life, lessons most people today do not recognize.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/d-day-today-five-lessons-sucess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/d-day-today-five-lessons-sucess#comments Operations Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:25:00 +0000 8861 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>U.S. troops move ashore at Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944. The Normandy Invasion involved 156,000 Allied troops, against more than 50,000 Axis defenders. The American, British, Canadian, and French troops, with various others, successfully landed and captured five beachheads on the Atlantic Coast, starting the advance on Germany that ended World War II in Europe 10 months later.</p> Two-Wire Torch Makes Sense for Faster Automated Welding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/two-wire-torch-makes-sense-faster-automated-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SKS Welding Systems developed the Wire Select equipment package option, largely from standard components, to replace systems that depend on changing a torch or setting up a second welding robot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/two-wire-torch-makes-sense-faster-automated-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/two-wire-torch-makes-sense-faster-automated-welding#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:02:00 +0000 8851 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>SKS Welding Systems developed the Wire Select equipment package option, largely from standard components, to replace systems that depend on changing a torch or setting up a second welding robot.</p> Pincer-Gun Improved for Resistance Spot-Welding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pincer-gun-improved-resistance-spot-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Working closely with automotive welding operations, Fronius International updated the design of the pincer guns used in its resistance spot-welding system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pincer-gun-improved-resistance-spot-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pincer-gun-improved-resistance-spot-welding#comments Equipment & Automation Gold Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:01:00 +0000 8841 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The equipment designers at Fronius International incorporated practical users&rsquo; experience with the previous iteration of the DeltaSpot system to apply numerous new functional capabilities, meaning the spot-welding equipment has more applications for deployment in large-scale production.</p> Kobe Steel Studying U.S. Aluminum Sheet Production http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/kobe-steel-studying-us-aluminum-sheet-production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kobe Steel is evaluating a new manufacturing and distribution venture for aluminum sheet in the U.S., in partnership with Toyota Tsusho. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/kobe-steel-studying-us-aluminum-sheet-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/kobe-steel-studying-us-aluminum-sheet-production#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 28 May 2014 12:49:00 +0000 8831 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Kobe Steel Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation would join producers like Novelis and Alcoa in adding new capacity for aluminum automotive sheet. Novelis announced plans in December to install a new finishing line at its plant in Oswego, N.Y., and a matching operation in Nachterstedt, Germany.</p> Expanding Shop Adds Laser Capacity, Waterjet Too http://weldingdesign.com/operations/expanding-shop-adds-laser-capacity-waterjet-too <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Miller Integrated Management Group, a defense and maritime fabricating operation, is expanding its precision cutting capabilities, and gaining a new range of flexibility by adopting Mitsubishi waterjet and laser technology systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/expanding-shop-adds-laser-capacity-waterjet-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/expanding-shop-adds-laser-capacity-waterjet-too#comments Operations Wed, 21 May 2014 22:47:00 +0000 8821 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>MC Machinery Corp.&rsquo;s 3015LVPlusII 40CF-X has 4-KW resonators and 6X12-ft. sheet capacity &mdash; well suited to the demands of speed, accuracy, quality, and efficiency at Miller Integrated Management Group in Hampton Roads, Va.</p> PAPR Design Emphasizes Comfort for Productivity http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/papr-design-emphasizes-comfort-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Welding Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Optrel e3000 is a NIOSH-approved Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) that optimizes welder uptime while minimizing distractions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/papr-design-emphasizes-comfort-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/papr-design-emphasizes-comfort-productivity#comments Safety & Regulatory Wed, 21 May 2014 21:07:00 +0000 8811 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Optrel e3000&#39;s hose connections to both the helmet and belt-based blower unit swivel to ensure full range of movement, reducing the potential for tangling or snagging on surrounding structures or equipment.</p> Clamp-On Orbital TIG Weld Heads for Flexibility, Consistency http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/clamp-orbital-tig-weld-heads-flexibility-consistency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lincoln Electric’s Helix® C663 and C450 clamp-on orbital TIG (gas tungsten arc welding) weld heads are targeted at welding operations in refineries and in manufacturing power generation and pressure vessel systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/clamp-orbital-tig-weld-heads-flexibility-consistency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/clamp-orbital-tig-weld-heads-flexibility-consistency#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 21 May 2014 19:42:00 +0000 8801 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Helix C663 is for products ranging from 1.9 to 6.63 inches in diameter; the C450 is used for pipes and tubes with outside diameters of 1.315 to 4.5 inches.</p> High-Temp Cutting Fuel to the Rescue http://weldingdesign.com/welding-gases/high-temp-cutting-fuel-rescue <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>When two trucks hit an exposed steel girder on an overpass scheduled for demolition, traffic was stopped in two directions blocking traffic traveling between Tampa and Clearwater. Motorists were advised to avoid the area, and prolonged traffic delays — perhaps for a few days — were expected. A MagneGas customer intervened to clear the wreckage, using its high-temperature, low-GHG cutting fuel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/welding-gases/high-temp-cutting-fuel-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/welding-gases/high-temp-cutting-fuel-rescue#comments Welding Gases Mon, 19 May 2014 14:54:00 +0000 8791 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>When two semitrailer trucks hit an exposed steel girder on an overpass scheduled for demolition, traffic was stopped in two directions blocking traffic traveling between Tampa and Clearwater.&nbsp; MagneGas fuel made it all work out in time.</p> CAD/CAM is Becoming the Short Route to Productivity http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/cadcam-becoming-short-route-productivity <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ESAB Welding & Cutting Products’ new Columbus III™ version 1.2 CAD/CAM programming and nesting software for plasma, oxy-fuel, laser and waterjet cutting is easier to program for more streamlined workflow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/cadcam-becoming-short-route-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/cadcam-becoming-short-route-productivity#comments Equipment & Automation Gold Thu, 08 May 2014 01:03:00 +0000 8781 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The updated program gives operators a graphical view of the travel path of the height sensor, so he or she is able to avoid collisions with parts, plate or kerf, and to optimize material usage by visualizing the path the height sensor will travel relative to the cut.</p> Lockheed Developing High-Powered, Fiber-Laser Weapon System http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lockheed-developing-high-powered-fiber-laser-weapon-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S. Army chose Lockheed Martin for a $25-million contract to design, build, and test a 60-kilowatt fiber-laser as part of a truck-mounted weapon system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lockheed-developing-high-powered-fiber-laser-weapon-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lockheed-developing-high-powered-fiber-laser-weapon-system#comments Processes Sun, 04 May 2014 15:25:00 +0000 8771 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is a mobile version of the Tactical High-Energy Laser, also known as the Nautilus laser system<strong>, </strong>which used chemical laser technologies, and was successful shooting down artillery rockets and shells. It was large, however, with different modules for the command center, radar and a telescope to track targets; the chemical laser, fuel, and reagent tanks; and a rotating mirror to direct the beam. The new system would use fiber lasers: &quot;Our solution is much smaller, lighter and more electrically efficient than others in the market and can bring tremendous value to the Army and other military customers,&quot; according to Lockheed vice president Paula Hartley.</p> Synalloy Welded Pipe Plant Marked for Closure http://weldingdesign.com/operations/synalloy-welded-pipe-plant-marked-closure <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Synalloy Corporation delivered WARN notices to employees of its Bristol Fabrication operation in Bristol, Tenn., indicating the plant will close by June 27. The plant processes welded stainless and nickel-alloy pipe products for various industrial markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/synalloy-welded-pipe-plant-marked-closure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/synalloy-welded-pipe-plant-marked-closure#comments Operations Thu, 01 May 2014 03:08:00 +0000 8761 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Bristol Fab was among three domestic producers of welded stainless steel pipe that last year filed dumping charges with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese producers of welded pressure pipe.</p> Training Comes Alive with Motion Tracking, Feedback http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/training-comes-alive-motion-tracking-feedback <div class="field-deck"> Reality-based welding performance management system </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new LiveArc<sup>™</sup> reality-based training program is designed to recruit, screen, train, and manage trainees’ performance in a virtual-reality version of welding that builds experience and develops skills. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/training-comes-alive-motion-tracking-feedback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/training-comes-alive-motion-tracking-feedback#comments Equipment & Automation Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 8751 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Miller Electric Mfg. Co.&rsquo;s LiveArc<sup>&trade;</sup> system is designed to recruit, screen, train, and manage welding trainee performance via a live welding arc. The assignment selection screen displays available assignments and offers assignment completion status, a historical summary of each assignment, and access to detailed data about performance history.</p> Consolidation of ESAB, Victor Technologies Now Complete http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/consolidation-esab-victor-technologies-now-complete <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Colfax Corporation completed its purchase of Victor Technologies Holdings, the welding, cutting, and gas-control equipment and technologies group that has been a rival to Colfax’ own ESAB product line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/consolidation-esab-victor-technologies-now-complete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/consolidation-esab-victor-technologies-now-complete#comments Consumables Equipment & Automation Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:47:00 +0000 8741 at http://weldingdesign.com MesoCoat Process Proposed as Alternative to Galvanizing http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mesocoat-process-proposed-alternative-galvanizing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MesoCoat Inc. has been granted a Small Business Innovation Research grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, to fund a six-month program to develop its CermaClad™ process as an alternative to galvanizing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mesocoat-process-proposed-alternative-galvanizing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mesocoat-process-proposed-alternative-galvanizing#comments Processes Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:57:00 +0000 8731 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The CermaClad high-intensity light-based fusion process is being researched as an alternative to industrial coating methods (shown) for galvanizing steel to inhibit corrosion.</p> Extended-Reach Air Plasma Torches http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/extended-reach-air-plasma-torches <div class="field-byline"> Welding Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hypertherm introduced a new “long” air-plasma torch model for extended-reach cutting and robotic torch operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/extended-reach-air-plasma-torches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/extended-reach-air-plasma-torches#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:50:00 +0000 8721 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Duramax Hyamp torches are produced in high-impact, heat-resistant materials, and are compatible with Hypertherm&rsquo;s Powermax125, Powermax105, Powermax85, and Powermax65 plasma cutting and gouging systems.</p>