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All New Dynasty® TIG Welding Machine

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The new reimaged Dynasty® now provides clear navigation to access all functions, in-depth information on settings and parameters, more customizable programs, and locks and limits that can be tailored to a specific operation...

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18 Cost Reduction Tips for Your Welding Operations

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Metal fabricators are facing issues such as rising costs and increased competition for projects. Many metal fabricators are looking at Cost Reduction Programs to ensure the long-term profitability of the company. Here are 18 cost reduction tips...

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3 Factors to Consider When Implementing Self-Shielded FCAW (Part 2)

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In this article, we will focus on three key factors that can affect the successful implementation of Self-Shielded Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-S) in offshore fabrication yards...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Induction Heating

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In this article, we will answer four frequently asked questions about induction heating, such as the science behind induction heating and the most common configurations of the induction heating coils...

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All New Dynasty® TIG Welding Machine

The new reimaged Dynasty® now provides clear navigation to access all functions, in-depth information on settings and parameters, more customizable programs, and locks and limits that can be tailored to a specific operation.

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

18 Cost Reduction Tips for Your Welding Operations

Metal fabricators are facing issues such as rising costs and increased competition for projects. Many metal fabricators are looking at Cost Reduction Programs to ensure the long-term profitability of the company. Here are 18 cost reduction tips.

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

3 Factors to Consider When Implementing Self-Shielded FCAW (Part 2)

In this article, we will focus on three key factors that can affect the successful implementation of Self-Shielded Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-S) in offshore fabrication yards.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Induction Heating

In this article, we will answer four frequently asked questions about induction heating, such as the science behind induction heating and the most common configurations of the induction heating coils.

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Common Questions About MIG Welding Gun Consumables

In this article, we answer some of the common questions that metal fabricators tend to have about MIG welding gun consumables such as the gun nozzles and contact tips.

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Welding Variables for Flux Cored Arc Welding

In this article, we will discuss five welding variables for Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and how these factors affect the welding arc and the formation of the final weld.

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3 Factors to Consider When Implementing Self-Shielded FCAW (Part 1)

In this article, we explore the challenges that offshore fabrication yards face when using the Stick Welding and Gas Shielded Flux Cored Arc Welding processes for the fabrication of jacket structures.

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What is Welding Wire?

In this article, we will shed some light on the term Welding Wire and share three common categories of welding wire, namely Solid Wire, Metal-Cored Wire and Flux Cored Wire.

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2 Maintenance Tips for Your Diesel Engine Welding Machines

Metal fabricators need to take care of their diesel engine welding machines to get the most out of them. We share two maintenance tips so you can minimize unscheduled downtime in the jobsite.

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Popular Welding Products from the ITW Welding Group (Part 3)

In the previous article, we gave a breakdown of the popular welding accessories produced by ITW Welding. In this article, we will touch on some of the popular welding filler metals that are manufactured by the ITW Welding factories.

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Popular Welding Products from the ITW Welding Group (Part 2)

In the previous article, we gave a breakdown of the popular welding machines produced by ITW Welding. In this article, we will touch on some of the popular welding accessories that are manufactured by the ITW Welding factories.

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Popular Welding Products from the ITW Welding Group (Part 1)

In part one of this article, we will give a breakdown of the popular welding machines from ITW Welding, so that you can make a more informed decision to meet all your metal fabrication and welding needs.

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Who is ITW Welding?

Is ITW the distributor for Miller welding machines? This is a common question we get from customers in Southeast Asia when we introduce ourselves as ITW Welding Singapore. In this article, we will answer some of these frequently asked questions.

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3 Reasons to Use Induction Preheating on Rotating Pipes and Tubular Structures

In this article, we will compare 2 common methods that are used to preheat rotating pipes and tubular structures – Induction and Open Flame.

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6 Steps to Successfully Implement Advanced Pipe Welding Solutions

We share six key steps that pipe fabricators may adopt to successfully implement advanced pipe welding solutions, such as Miller’s RMD and Pulsed MIG, in their organization.

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How to Select Welding Equipment for Training Schools?

Here are five factors that welding training schools should consider when selecting welding equipment.

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Improve Your Welding Operations With Welding Information Management Systems

When the right welding information management system is implemented successfully, manufacturers can increase productivity while producing higher-quality welds and controlling costs.

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Increase Welding Throughput in Your Onsite Pipe Fabrication Shop

In order to achieve a higher throughput without having to make a large initial investment, temporary pipe shops can consider a handheld mechanized welding setup.

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Mining Contractors Benefit by Switching to the Big Blue 800X Duo Air Pak

Understanding the challenges that welding crews face in the mine site, Miller designed the Big Blue 800X Duo Air Pak to help mining contractors reduce operating costs and increase productivity.

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Reasons to Use Induction Preheating on the Jobsite

When it comes to preheating welds on the jobsite, the right method can save time and money while reducing safety risks. Let’s compare two common heating methods, induction heating and resistance heating.

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Insights To Keep Your Welding Operations Competitive

In order to remain competitive, metal fabricators have to do a deep analysis of their welding operations to understand how they can simplify their welding operations, reduce total welding costs and improve productivity.

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#Power & Infrastructure

Popular Cold Cutting Machine Tools From E.H. Wachs

In this article, we will learn more about the cold cutting machine tools that are manufactured by E.H. Wachs, a division of ITW.

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#Oil & Gas

Proper Weld Joint Preparation for Successful Pipe Welding

Improper weld preparation can result in gaps and mismatches during fit-up, which can cause welder frustration. If you are looking to improve the throughput of your welding operations, do not overlook your existing weld preparation process.

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#Oil & Gas

Challenges of Welding in Confined Spaces

If your welders are working in difficult environments, contact your welding supplier to learn about the latest welding technologies that can improve jobsite safety, productivity and weld quality.

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What are the Different AC TIG Waveforms?

In this article, we will explore the different Alternating Current (AC) waveforms that welding machine manufacturers have developed for different aluminum TIG welding applications.

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The Latest Welding Helmet Technologies

Welding helmets are a vital component of a welder’s PPE. Welding helmets are primarily used to protect welders’ eyes during welding and grinding applications and to help them see the welding arc.

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Basics of Submerged Arc Welding Fluxes

In this article, we will review some of the basic terminology that product specification sheets usually use to describe welding fluxes, so that you can make a more informed decision.

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#Power & Infrastructure

Carbon Steel Stick Electrode Basics

In this article, we will explore the most common stick electrodes under the American Welding Society (AWS) A5.1 Specification.

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

The Most Versatile Welding Machine

In this article, we will focus on the XMT 350 FieldPro with Polarity Reversing (XMT 350 FieldPro PR) and discuss why it may be one of the most versatile multiprocess welding machines in the world.

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How to Select the Correct MIG Welding Gun?

MIG welding guns are critical extensions of welding machines but are often overlooked by welding contractors. A poorly selected MIG welding gun can affect the weld quality as well as cause unnecessary downtime in production.

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How to Select a Diesel Engine Welding Machine?

Remote jobsites with no access to power, such as mine sites, pipelines and structural steel projects, typically require the use of diesel engine welding machines. In this article, we will review the process to select the best diesel welding machine.

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#Power & Infrastructure

How to Select a Welding Machine?

Finding a welding machine that is most suitable for your welding application does not have to be complicated. We break it down into a few simple steps for you.

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#Mining

6 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Diesel Engine Welding Machines

Diesel engine welding machines are a common sight in remote mine sites and construction sites where there is limited access to power from the electrical grid. The equipment is also ideal for mobile jobsites because it is more versatile and is

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Is Metal-Cored Wire the Best Choice?

Like any filler metal, the metal-cored wire has unique characteristics, benefits and limitations. When used in the correct applications, metal-cored wires will help improve quality, minimize costs and increase productivity. In this article, we will

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Mining Gold with Blue

Tony Beets is a veteran gold miner operating in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Beets is a tough, determined character and he expects a lot from his crew and his equipment. Failure is not an option for Beets. Beets and his crew had tried working the Yukon

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

Shielding Gas and Filler Metal Performance

Achieving consistent quality in your welding operations depends on multiple factors such as the skill of the welder, the reliability of the welding equipment, the formulation of the filler metal etc. There is another factor that directly impacts the

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

Common Causes of Wire Feeding Issues

Poor wire feeding is a common challenge in many welding operations that can cause a lot of frustration and unnecessary downtime. It is very easy to assume that the filler metal is the main source of the problem, but in reality, wire feeding issues

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Should You Implement Metal-Cored Wire in Your Operations?

Metal-cored wires are more expensive as compared to solid wires. However, the benefits such as improved productivity and quality will help offset the higher per unit price if the metal-cored wires are implemented in the correct applications. For

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

Gain a Competitive Edge with Advanced Remote-Control Technology

For many shipbuilding operations, fabrication typically begins in a workshop before moving outside to the shipyard for completion. In both of these environments, a welder could be several hundred feet away from the welding machine. For example, the

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#Power & Infrastructure

Power Plant Contractor Changes Welding Process with the Push of a Button

NAES is in the business of performing scheduled maintenance on power plant boilers, as well as emergency repairs during unplanned boiler outages. This job requires adhering to very strict timelines and stringent quality standards. Failing to meet

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Optimize Your MIG Gun Performance with Scheduled Preventive Maintenance

Performing preventive maintenance in your welding operations is crucial to keeping production flowing smoothly and avoiding any unplanned downtime. In this article, we will share some maintenance best practices so you can get the most of your MIG gun

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A New Preheating Technology for Rolled Pipes and Tubulars

There are various methods for preheating, such as open flame, resistance heating, and traditional induction heating, each with its advantages and disadvantages. However, when it comes to rolled pipe welding applications, there are very limited option

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Induction Heating Helps You Achieve High Quality Welds in Transmission Pipelines

Preheating is usually required before the welding of new transmission pipelines and the repair and maintenance of existing in-service transmission lines. Preheating helps to ensure that the weld joint achieves its required strength and hardness and

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#Power & Infrastructure

Reduce Operating Costs with Dual-Operator Diesel Engine Welding Machines

Since welding plays a significant role in the construction industry, many contractors have begun searching for new welding tools that can help them boost efficiency while lowering overall operating costs. A dual-operator diesel engine-driven welding

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#Power & Infrastructure

One Welder Saves One Hour Every Day With Remote Control Welding Technology

For structural steel contractors such as Apex, finding ways to save time while still meeting quality demands is critical to productivity, scheduling and the bottom line. As such, Apex relies on the Miller ArcReach family of products, including the

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Consequences of Not Cutting the Welding Liner Correctly

Traditionally, installing a gun liner correctly requires proper training and some experience. Welders need to understand how to measure and cut the liner to the required length of the MIG gun. A liner that has been cut either too short or too long

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#Offshore & Shipbuilding

The Welding of Primer-Coated Steel

Primer-coated steels are prevalent in the shipbuilding industry because the material can withstand corrosion from saltwater. Most primer coatings are zinc-based and the use of it on steel eliminates the need for painting large portions of the steel

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#Oil & Gas

Changes in Pipeline Welding Processes Help Improve Productivity by More Than 50%

TC Energy owns and operates multiple oil and gas pipelines and natural gas storage facilities in Canada, USA and Mexico. Given the recent trends in pipe welding, i.e., the shortage of skilled labour and the introduction of new pipe welding processes,

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What is Impact Toughness?

When selecting filler metals for critical applications, the impact toughness of the weld metal is usually a very important consideration. By definition, impact toughness is the ability of a weld to absorb energy before fracturing when rapid impact

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Using a Gas Lens for TIG Applications

Most welders are familiar with the traditional components of a TIG torch: the collet, collet body, nozzle, back cap and tungsten. However, many may not have heard of the gas lens before. Gas lenses tend to cost more than other components and are

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One Welder Does The Work of Three Welders

USA Energy Fabrication focuses on process piping that are used in petrochemical plants, pharmaceutical plants and refineries. The typical base materials to be welded consists of Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 carbon steel pipes and Schedule 10 stainless

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#Power & Infrastructure

Overcoming the Challenges of Welding P91 Pipe

P91 is designed to retain its strength and resist failure due to creep at extremely high operating temperatures and pressures. Because of these features, P91 is used in many critical applications such as high-pressure steam lines, headers and

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#Power & Infrastructure

Addressing Labour Concerns in the Power Generation Industry

For power generation contractors, one of the biggest challenges is finding skilled and experienced welders to complete the project on time, within budget and to the highest quality standards. If deadlines are not met, contractors usually have to pay

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#Power & Infrastructure

Evaluating the Shift from Stick to Wire Welding

Many structural steel welders are very familiar with the stick welding process and asking them to try out a new process such as self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (FCAW-S) can be a daunting task. In this article, we will explore the differences