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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a hard hat option to its current Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) line. The hard hat is paired with Titanium Series™ auto-darkening welding helmets, which feature exclusive InfoTrack™ digital lens technology. Read more about the new PAPR with Hard-Hat.
Miller was proud to be part of the SkillsUSA WorldTeam Weld Finals at Daytona International Speedway last week, and to promote welding and welding education at all levels of competition. See how the three finalists made it to Daytona in this video from FABTECH 2012:
Miller has made available the 2013 Miller Full-Line Catalog of welding and cutting products. This catalog can be requested or downloaded by going to the literature request page via MillerWelds.com, or on a mobile device at MillerWelds.com/mobile.
The catalog features “What’s new from Blue”, including:
An Oregon based specialized manufacturer of custom fire trucks and emergency response vehicles modernized its shop updating its older transformer style welders to today’s high powered inverter based machines. The company’s payoff was immediate and dramatic.
In this video, I used a Diversion™ 180 TIG welder to create an aluminum air pan for a ’48 F1 Ford pickup truck. In this video, you’ll see that I also demonstrate how to weld with different material thicknesses. As always, make sure you start with clean material. I am using 5356 aluminum filler for this particular project, but cut it in half for easier use. When you’re welding with materials with different thicknesses, the Diversion™ 180 is an ideal welder for the DIYer because of its ability to let you easily dial in the material type and thickness on the machine. When working with thinner aluminum material, consider skipping welds to prevent warpage and evenly distribute the heat. An example of skip welding would be making a one-in weld and then skipping six-inches before making the next one-in weld. When skip welding, try using silicone filler to create a better seal. Another tip to remember when using different material thicknesses is to preheat. In this video, the ½-in plate is outside maximum capability of machine. To get around it, preheat the thicker material to make it easier for puddle to wet out.
Miller is proud to support the Association of Equipment Manufacturers I Make America Campaign. We’ve been selected by IMA to share the Miller story through A Day in American Life video. Check out our video and find out more about this important campaign.
Clamps, vise grips and magnetic squares help keep materials in place and offer stability while you’re welding. The magnetic square is a useful tool if you’re welding at a specific angle. For example, if you have two pieces that need to be welded together at a 45-degree angle, you would set your magnetic square to 45 degrees and use it to connect the two pieces of material. Clamps, vise grips, magnetic squares and fixtures definitely benefit the DIY welder, because they let you keep your hands free and your materials in place. This is especially helpful when TIG welding, because you have your TIG torch welder in one hand and the filler material in the other. Unless you’re pretty flexible and can use your feet to hold your materials in place, use a vise grip or clamp. The Miller ArcStation™ includes an optional X-pattern that allows you to insert and slide clamp placement as you progress through a job.
It is always important to focus on some of the basic variables in the pipe welding process that can affect the welding work day.
Increase welder efficiency and reduce downtime by understanding the number of common elements that lead to problems in welding high-pressure pipe, high purity pipe for food and beverage industries, or pipe for the oil and gas industries.