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.
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Congratulations to Alex Pazkowski, winner of the SkillsUSA WeldTeam Weld Finals at Daytona International Speedway. Alex will travel to Liepzig, Germany in July to represent the U.S.A. in the WorldSkills Competition. Good luck to you, Alex! Watch the awards ceremony video from Daytona here.
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:
Learn about the technology from Miller that make these boats possible and climb aboard for a jet boat ride on a Smoky Mountain lake.
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:
- Millermatic® 350P Aluminum and XR-Aluma-Pro™ Lite
- Automation solutions integrating Miller® welding technology with Panasonic robotics
- XR™-Pistol-Pro and XR™-Pistol-Plus push-pull guns
- Multimatic™ 200 multiprocess welder
- Trailblazer® Series welder/generators
- Oxy-Fuel Kits
- FILTAIR®2000–12000 Industrial Centralized Systems and FILTAIR® Low Profile Hood
- Updated helmet designs and graphics for all welding applications
Miller also provides specifications and product comparisons on MIG welders, TIG welders, Stick welders, plasma cutters, welding generators and fume extractors within the 104-page, full-color catalog. It also highlights available Arc Armor™ welding protection including helmets and safety apparel.
The catalog is also available by calling 1-800-4-A-MILLER or writing to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.
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.
TIG Commercial Product Manager
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.
Until next time,
Motorsports Marketing Manager
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.
Looking for some tips on plasma cutting? On a visit to see our friends at Cotati Speed Shop in Santa Rosa, Calif., we created a cylinder rack for welding gases. Here are a few suggestions and watch the video for more! We start by measuring out the plate size, making sure to compensate for the edge of tip. Roll the tip over and see where the plasma is going to penetrate the metal. It’s important to be comfortable when you’re plasma cutting, so don’t press down too hard on the metal. Let the tip sit on your work piece and drag, using your free hand for leverage. Before cutting, test the cut and make sure you’re able to make the cut comfortably in one move, so that it is as straight as possible. If you’re cutting a bevel, use a stand-off guide to make sure you don’t damage your tips and to get a perfect cut. When you begin cutting, start and an angle and roll the tip until it pierces the metal – this keeps the splatter from getting back into the tip.
Plasma Product Manager