Ready to tackle that stainless steel project out in the garage? Miller Marketing Manager John Swartz discusses important factors for stainless steel filler metal and shielding gas selection in the video below. Also, follow the link below for a handy stainless steel filler metal selection cheat sheet.
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The 2012 SEMA Show was held Oct.30-Nov.2, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where Miller showcased the EPIC Chopper, a grand prize in the Job Weld Done Giveaway, metal art applications and projects from industry experts, innovative new products and hands-on demonstrations.
The Multimatic™ 200 was the hot new product in the booth and won the coveted SEMA New Product Award for Best New Tools and Equipment Category. Read on for an inside look at SEMA crowd favorites and don’t miss the SEMA 2012 video playlist within the article or at MillerWelds.com/SEMA.
Robby Woods Racing is one of the newest teams to partner with Miller Welders. Check out this video from Robby Woods Racing – a fierce contender in the Lucas Oil Pro-2 Off Road Racing Series – as Robby builds his Pro-2 trucks from the ground up with Miller products.
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
Are you attending the NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2? Look for Elaine Larsen and the Miller Jet Dragster crew at the event at Maple Grove Raceway. Elaine will perform in the 5,000 HP Jet Dragster during the show, completing four passes at close to 300 mph. Don’t forget to stop by the Miller tent before, during or after the show to learn more about the Jet Dragster and welding.
For more information about Elaine Larsen and the Miller Jet Dragster, visit http://www.millerwelds.com/jetdragster/.
For more information about the NHRA Nationals, visit http://www.nhra.com/.
Kevin Tully, owner of Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle recently completed the Raybestos GTO (as seen in the video) and exclusively uses Miller welders. Watch as he talks about how the Dynasty® 200 Series TIG welder helps his shop to get the job done!
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded the Racing-Customizing-Restoring (RCR) Web page on MillerWelds.com.
Geared toward providing valuable content to Do-It-Yourself auto enthusiasts, race fans and the aftermarket and performance industries, the page will feature how-to welding and cutting articles and videos, highlight racing partnerships and “True Blue” industry leaders, share relevant projects and offer tips for welding and cutting.
“As a company, Miller is invested in making its website into an indispensable resource for welders and fabricators,” said Sue Feldkamp, Interactive Marketing Manager for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “Our RCR page is a critical component of MillerWelds.com, and our automotive and racing audience has indicated hands-on, how-to information is among the most valued content Miller provides.”
Miller fans can also access a discussion forum for helpful advice from other welders and view upcoming events including auto shows and the Miller Jet Dragster race schedule.
Visit MillerWelds.com/rcr for more information.
Make sure you have a pair of welding gloves and I highly suggest sleeves, too. A pair of these will protect you from burns, hot parts, flying metal and arc rays. The rays from a welding arc will burn you faster than sitting on the beach.
Eye protection is also a must. Invest in an auto-darkening helmet for welding and have a pair of shaded safety glasses on-hand for plasma cutting. Anyone with a bad case of welder flash can tell you they would rather take a mixture of salt in the eyes.
When welding, it can get warm quick. There are some nice fresh-air breathing accessories on the market now. The Miller CoolBand™ is an integrated headgear cooling system that optimizes airflow under the hood, making it up to 8 degrees cooler while welding. I often use it when I am working long events and race tracks where we provide welding demos and offer free repairs on participants’ racecars. You wouldn’t believe the difference that fresh air makes.
In addition to the CoolBand, wearing a welder cap or beanie is nice too for soaking up sweat. A cap also adds extra protection from sparks or flying spatter when you’re welding out of position, like overhead, for example. Some of the nice beanies even cover your ears!
While multiple brands offer welding protection and accessories, you can visit MillerWelds.com for safety products like the CoolBand and other items mentioned.
Until next time, stay safe and have fun welding.
Motorsports Marketing Manager
Miller is excited to announce today the introduction of the new XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welder. This new machine offers one of the industry’s most powerful and consistent options for Pulsed MIG welding. It features increased power and duty cycle ideal for heavy carbon arc gouging and large diameter welding applications. It is also optimized for MIG, Stick, TIG, and Flux Cored welding processes.
This powerful new inverter-based power source features the reliability and arc performance of the XMT 350 MPa but with more amperage, exceptional power efficiency and additional programs for Pulsed MIG welding with up to .052- and 1/16-inch wires.
For more information:
To view the product page, please click here.
To read the entire news release, please click here.
We’re all geared up for the 6th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing Presented by Miller Welders (June 24-26, 2011 in Joliet, Illinois).
If you’re attending, swing past the Miller display in the midway where you can test out the latest welding and cutting equipment and sign up to win Miller’s Great Race Getaway (two suite passes to the August NASCAR race in Bristol – includes airfare and lodging for two). You must be present at the race in Joliet this weekend to enter the getaway.