Five U.S. Marines who have been injured in combat came together to build a unique chopper in honor of their service. This group has accepted donations to complete the project and has plans to offer similar automotive projects in the future. Visit WarriorBuilt.org to learn more about the bike and the group’s mission. Watch an overview of the bike in its current form:
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Poor condition of your tungsten can be compared to putting bad gas in your car; it’s that simple. TIG or GTAW is a precision process that requires attention to all areas in the system, but the tungsten is the last piece that the electrons flow from, and if it is not maintained in a sharp or clean condition, it will affect the arc. Two of the most important areas are arc staring and directional control, which can have an effect on increased heat input when it is critical to keep this as low as possible. Whatever you do, take the time to recondition your tungsten if you touch it to the work of the fill material.
Mark Kadlec, Welding Technician
TIG Product Development
When setting up your MIG welder, first take a look at how thick the metal is that you’re welding. Is your welder large enough to weld this thickness? And is the machine set up correctly to complete the weld? With Miller’s Auto-Set™ feature (available on most Millermatic® products), you simply set the wire size and the material thickness and you’re ready to go!
Make sure you use the correct type of gas and that you’ve turned the bottle on. C-25 or Argon CO75/25 is the most common gas used. It should be set for 30 CFH for the best results. And, don’t forget to make sure you have the polarity set correctly for the type of wire you are using.
Lastly, a common mistake is trying to weld a continuous line. Try welding in an X-pattern – upper left, lower right, then upper right and lower left.
MIG Product Manager
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.
Paint, rust and mill scale are your enemy. Clean the joint area before welding with a grinder/sander, wire brush or other metal cleaner. Keep wire in a clean, dry place when you’re not welding. Contaminants on your wire lead to poor welds.
Establish a good ground connection and always check your cable condition. Loose or bad connections, or poor cables, will cause heat. That heat is a loss of welding current you should be using at the arc. You can’t jump start a car with a lamp cord, so don’t weld with one either. A welder needs heavy cables in good condition to weld effectively. Also, don’t forget to change contact tips. They are NOT made of gold and they DO wear out. Also keep them tight and check them often as they will naturally loosen up from heating and cooling.
Until next time,
Motorsports Marketing Manager
Check out this video from the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) in Indianapolis as Miller’s Andy Weyenberg highlights the key products for the DIYer and off-road enthusiast, including the Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder, Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™ MIG welder, Diversion™ 180 TIG welder, and the Dynasty® 200 Series TIG welder.
Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™
I am a 15-year-old boy from Lockport Manitoba nominating my father Steve Boryskavich as my welding hero.
Making a Difference
Since I was a young boy he has taught me many welding tips such as MIG, TIG, Stick and Plasma cutting. He is an excellent teacher and welding hero to me and many friends and coworkers.
My father is an expert welder and I think his desire to show me the right way to weld will lead to a great career for me someday.
Miller on the Job
Currently, the Miller welding products we have are a Millermatic 140 Auto-Set And a Miller Performance welding helmet. The Miller products are excellent equipment, however we want to upgrade to a bigger welder such as the Miller 211 Auto set with the multi-voltage plug adapter.
Miller Welders was excited to sponsor the recent 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers, the toughest off-road race combining rock crawling and desert racing, set against the desert landscape of Johnson Valley, Calif.
Partner and off-road manufacturer Blue Torch Fabworks joined Miller on-site to collectively offer free equipment access, weld support and specialized off-road repair to race participants. Approximately 170 repairs were completed over the seven days we were on site.
TIG welding is considered a bit more difficult than MIG welding but with a few tips, like the ones below, you’ll be making some good looking beads in no time at all!
With the Miller Diversion™ 180 TIG welder, you must first set the machine for the material to be welded. Check the thickness by color code and set the amperage for that material size.
Common mistakes include attempting to begin the weld before you have a puddle, the filler rod is too large for the material being welded and failure to use the correct tungsten size and type for the material. Last but not least is the improper joint fit up of the base material.
Check out the TIG welding calculator available at MillerWelds.com/mobile for suggested settings. Note that all suggested settings will be approximate. Welds should be tested to comply to user specifications.
TIG Weld Engineer