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Next Generation of Welder/Generators Performs at Lambeau Field

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

New advances in engine-driven welder/generator technology help contractors at Lambeau field run more efficiently and save resources. Reduce fuel use, extend run times, reduce noise and improve cold weather Performance are all a part of the package.

Read the latest in the Lambeau series as Miller and Hobart Brothers work to bring the latest in welding technology to the site.

See the latest video here: Lambeau Episode #5

Swartfager, RMD, Pulsed MIG and Metal-Cored Wires

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Swartfager Welding is the epitome of a family business done right. What started six generations ago in the 1800s as a traditional blacksmith operation has evolved today into a booming modern fabrication business.

We visited Swartfager to discuss with them one of their more successful process advancements: transitioning to metal-cored wires and optimizing these applications with new Pulsed MIG and Regulated Metal Deposition® capabilities as made possible by the PipeWorx multiprocess pipe welding system.

Benefits achieved by Swartfager include increased productivity, less post-weld cleanup, and easier operation and training for its workforce – all while meeting code requirements.

Read the whole story by clicking here.

Hear from Swartfager straight from the shop floor on this and other exciting process improvements:

RMD, Pulsed MIG and Metal-Cored Wires

Repairing Cast Stainless with Dynasty TIG Inverters

Induction Heating at Swartfager Welding

 

Knowledge is Power: Weld Data Monitoring

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Nick Peterson, a welding engineer and curriculum developer with Miller, contributes a quarterly column to Fabricating and Metalworking magazine. In the most recent column, Nick discusses weld data monitoring and the benefits it provides manufacturing and fabrication applications, including improved quality, productivity, cost analysis, consumable savings and training.

Read the whole story by clicking here!

Weld data monitoring gives manufacturers and fabricators greater insights into the day-to-day activities in the weld cell.

Welding Design & Fabrication: Slashing Welding Preheat Time

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Our friends and Welding Design & Fabrication recently ran with Steve Latvis’ article on induction heating at Topp’s Mechanical in Tecumseh, Neb.

A snippet:

With induction heating Topp’s Mechanical has a solution that exceeds the quality standards of its heat-treatment applications and provides significant operational benefits including:
• Faster time-to-temperature;
• Consistent heating throughout the entire part;
• Easier to apply/wrap heat;
• Greater reliability and lower consumable costs;
• More efficient use of labor; and
• Improved employee safety.

Read the whole story by clicking here!

Then check out these videos:
Induction Heating on P1 Headers

Discussing Induction Heating & the ProHeat 35

Ease of Use

Top Factors and Considerations for MIG Gun Selection

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Selecting a MIG gun (or torch) for your welding application should be done with just as much attention to detail as the welding power source itself. Think of it as the human body: an injured toe or finger inhibits our ability to perform basic functions such as walking or grasping. The gun — while an extension of the system — is just as critical to the quality of the weld itself and the productivity of your operators. There are also important considerations when selecting a MIG gun that may help you lower your operating costs. In this article, we’ll take a look at common types of MIG guns and considerations you should make when selecting the gun that’s right for you.

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Aluminum TIG Welding with John Marcella of Marcella Manifolds

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

We recently spent some time with John Marcella of Marcella Manifolds. John is known for his impeccable craftsmanship and a keen eye for the appearance of his aluminum welds. In the series of videos below, see John discuss his welding techniques and building custom manifolds for the racing industry.

TIG Welding Aesthetics with the Dynasty 350

Marcella Manifolds & TIG Welding Aluminum Manifolds

Wireless Remote Foot Controls for TIG Welding

EPA Tier 4 Final Changes Provide an Opportunity for Welders to Examine Equipment Outlay, Processes

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Tier 4 Final, or T4F, emissions regulations go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 for machines used in the United States and Canada with diesel engines in the 25 to 75 horsepower range, including engine-driven welder/generators. While that’s still months away, there is much for you to know about the changes that diesel engine-driven welder/generators will undergo and what manufacturers are doing to prepare for these regulations and anticipated price increases. In the article linked below we look at how this equipment is being redesigned, buying considerations based on output demands (can you get by with an engine-driven welder/generator lower than 25 horsepower?), and possible ways to improve your processes to offset price increases on new T4F equipment.

Read the whole story by clicking here!


Miller diesel engine-driven welder/generators. Machines with more than 25 HP will fall under new T4F regulations

Graham Reduces Rework, Changeover Time with PipeWorx

Monday, February 20th, 2012

http://youtu.be/PEg9IDxQmkM

The RMD™ and Pro-Pulse™ processes found in PipeWorx contribute significantly to Graham Corporation’s 20 percent reduction in production hours by improving first pass weld quality, eliminating the need to compensate for distortion and reducing set-up and process change-over time.

To read the whole story, click here.

Weld Fume Mitigation: Considerations for Source Capture and PPE

Friday, February 17th, 2012

What is a better solution for your welding application, a fume extraction device or a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)? It comes down to the consideration of source capture versus PPE. In this article we take a look at considerations for choosing a system appropriate to your application. Bottom line: source capture is always preferred, but some applications require more personal protection.

Learn more and read the whole story here.

Miller Arc Armor Team Outfits Entire Pipe Fabrication Shop

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Miller teamed up with J.F. Ahern’s Pipe Fabrication shop to get them premium Arc Armor welding PPE that they had never tried before. The Miller team came in and personally matched up each of the welding operators with the correct welding protection for their application. They were given PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators) to keep from breathing in smoke and harmful fumes, WeldX and Classic Cloth Jackets, Titanium 9400i welding helmets with integrated grinding shields, gloves and more. After a week of use, the Miller team came back and got these testimonials from the guys and we couldn’t have asked for better feedback.

For more on Miller’s complete line of welding safety gear and PPE, click here.