If you’re headed to SEMA — the world’s largest automotive specialty show — be sure to check out Miller booth #24113 in the Racing & Performance pavilion in Central Hall. Miller experts will be on hand to answer your questions and give presentations on common automotive welding applications. If you not attending SEMA this year we have you covered with live coverage of our Q&A sessions. Check out the Miller SEMA show page and follow along live from Las Vegas.
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The Miller WE BUILD campaign recognizes the hard-working men and women of welding by featuring some of the best operators in the business and encourages welders to share their projects at MillerWelds.com/webuild. In the latest of a series of WE BUILD videos, the “Dreams” video features the renowned Ringbrothers from Spring Green, Wisc. Mike and Jim Ring are known for their high-tech, high-end, resto-mod muscle car builds. Check out the video and don’t forget to submit your project to WE BUILD and win monthly prizes and become eligible for a grand prize “build your own” trip to New York City.
Exclusive Technology Part of the New Miller Trailblazer® 325 Diesel and Bobcat™ 250 Diesel Welder/GeneratorsOctober 10th, 2013
The new Trailblazer® 325 Diesel and Bobcat™ 250 Diesel welder/generators by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. deliver multiprocess welding capabilities combined with innovative technologies designed for the professional welder including two industry-exclusive technologies: Smart-Cor™ technology and Auto-Speed™ technology.
Both machines are fully compliant with all applicable EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations and are designed to extend runtimes by 55 percent, reduce fuel use by as much as 25 percent, and reduce noise by 40 percent for a safer, more productive jobsite.
The new Trailblazer® 325 Diesel and Bobcat™ 250 Diesel welder/generators by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. deliver multiprocess welding capabilities and smooth generator power, both in a Tier 4 Final compliant package. Industry leading technology means better fuel efficiency, reduced noise and extended run times. Read more to find out which machine is the right choice for your job or jobsite.
Read this article about Trisha Haswood, a recent Arizona Western College (AWC) Institute of Welding Technology graduate, and find out why this young operator is hoping to inspire others and where she landed for her first job.
Th new CoolBand™II addresses common causes of heat stress — high heat and limited airflow — and can reduce temperatures under the hood by up to 8°F. A fan in the helmet’s new headgear, provides directional airflow over the head and face to evacuate hot, stagnate air and encourage more rapid sweat evaporation. Strategically placed air vents reduce lens fogging to increase a welder’s visibility. Since the slim, balanced headgear design (complete with a 6 hour rechargeable battery) fits seamlessly with most Miller welding helmets, it is significantly lighter than wearing a cooling vest and will not obstruct range of motion or hinder performance.
Learn More http://www.millerwelds.com/products/welding_protection/heatstress/coolband/
Hydrogen-assisted cracking (HAC) is one of the greatest threats to the integrity of pipeline welding applications. Pipeline welding contractors need to be proactive in mitigating hydrogen in the welding zone — and that starts with understanding sources of hydrogen and how to eliminate them. This article covers best practices for managing the hydrogen threat including the importance of low-hydrogen filler metal selection, suitable handling and storage of the pipe and filler metals and proper pre-weld, post-weld and interpass heating. Through careful attention to these factors welders can minimize the risk of hydrogen-assisted cracking in pipeline applications.
Looking for more strength out of your aluminum welds? Check out the latest aluminum filler alloy – the 4943 filler from MAXAL.
The new 4943 filler has exceptional gains in strength over 4043 filler and can be used anywhere 4043 was used and more. This includes the 1XXX series, 3XXX series, 6XXX series and 5XXX series with 2.5 percent Mg or less, like the popular 5052 alloy.
Features include up to 40 percent gains in fillet weld strength, the ability to be heat treated (where 4043 cannot), and is ideal for A356 castings. In the racing world, we’ve used it on spoilers, brake ducting, intake manifolds and tubing, radiators, oil tanks and even aluminum heads.
Higher strength means you can use smaller weld beads and less filler. The Dynasty® series of welders can maximize applications using 4943. The adjustable wave shape can give you the narrow arc focus and increase in total penetration, and the 4943 filler will add to the joint strength.
The savings in weld time and material deposition easily make up for the slightly higher cost of the 4943 over 4043, plus you gain strength and heat treat ability.
The only real limitation, which is no different than 4043, is that it does not color match well during anodizing.
Ask a dealer about trying the new MAXAL 4943 filler.
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The Fab School, located in the heart of Riverside, Calif., is a private, post-secondary, vocational school that offers hands-on training in a real-world, working fabrication shop environment. Students can complete the necessary fabrication programs in as little as seven months and be ready for job-placement. The school relies on top-quality equipment and uses Miller® welding products exclusively for their fabrication training. Read the article to learn more about the organizations and its programs and watch the how to video series to better understand a variety of projects they are working on.
Read More and View Video: http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/articles/the-fab-school