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Heavy Equipment Knowledge Center

New Preheating Technology for Rolled Pipe in Fabrication Shops

The majority of pipe welds completed in fabrication shops are rolled, and it's easy to understand why. Rotating pipe while welding provides many benefits, including ease of achieving quality welds by eliminating out-of-position welding; reduced welding operator fatigue; and improved productivity from higher wire feed speeds and increased deposition rates.
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When Preheating Before Welding, How to Choose the Right Equipment

Air-cooled cables, a new heating tool for induction, deliver flexibility and efficiency for welding preheat.
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First Time Welding Automation User Gains Productivity and Quality Benefits

Kenosha Metal Products, a metal stamping company new to welding automation, added three new jobs, increased productivity and improved weld quality by adding Miller PerformArc™ pre-engineered robotic welding cells to its facility.
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Tips for Starting a Mobile Welding Business and Tackling Common Challenges

From finding customers to managing time, get tips from field fabrication professionals about starting a mobile welding business.
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Truck Equipment Manufacturer Improves Employee Comfort and Performance with Powered Air Purifying Respirators

A change to Miller® Powered Air Purifying Respirators helped increase comfort and productivity for Reading Truck Body employees.
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OpenBook™ FREE Learning Management System for Distance Learning

Learn how one welding instructor is using OpenBook™, a free online learning management system, to help plan, teach, assess and get his students certified, even during distance learning.
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A Love of Racing Leads Jessica Johnston to Welding

Johnston isn’t fazed by being a woman in two male-dominated worlds: racing and welding. She plans to continue chasing her passions and doing what she loves. “You have to prove yourself — everybody wants to make sure that you know what you’re talking about,” Johnston says. “But I’m not going anywhere. It’s so much of a passion that nothing will deter me. Once you’re in the industry and people take...
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Enbridge Maintains Safety While Improving Welding Productivity 40 Percent with Process Switch

Enbridge has switched from traditional stick welding to advanced wire processes to improve productivity
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Welding Instructor Teams Up with Local Industry to Train Tomorrow's Welders

Partnering with local manufacturer, Henderson Products, Inc., Iowa welding instructor Seth Harms helps his high school and college students build the skills necessary for real-world applications.
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Kiewit Looks for New Technologies to Build Welding Workforce

Kiewit, one of the largest construction and engineering companies in North America, tested the AugmentedArc® augmented reality system with its field supervisors as an training option to help recruit new welding operators.
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For Aerospace Welding Training, Pro-Weld Services Relies on Versatile Dynasty® TIG Welders

Dynasty TIG welders deliver quality and easy setup to help Robert Trudelle prepare his students for careers in aerospace welding.
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Bridging the Gap Between In-Person and Virtual Learning

Learn how one high school welding instructor bridges the gap between in-person and virtual learning with OpenBook™, a free learning management software that provides an easy tool to teach welding concepts and techniques that are specifically aligned with the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE standards.
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Team Industries Stays on the Cutting Edge with Miller Equipment to Go Above and Beyond for Customers

Team Industries, a leader in pipe fabrication, relies on the latest innovations in pipe welding equipment from Miller for productivity gains and improved welder training. With three locations in Wisconsin and Texas, the fabrication company uses the Miller® PipeWorx 400 welding system in conjunction with the Insight™ Pipe and Vessel welding intelligence solution and the ProHeat™ 35 induction heatin...
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PipeWorx 400 Welding System Improves Manufacturer’s Productivity 50 Percent

A switch to Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD®) helped Sigma Thermal increase productivity while maintaining high weld quality.
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Exterran Production Grows 24% with Miller PipeWorx Welding System

In addition to greatly increased production volume, Houston gas compressor fabrication facility reduces defect rates with PipeWorx and RMD® welding process
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Pipe Contractor Eliminates Back Purge on Stainless Steel Pipe Welds

A welding process change allowed Dixie Mechanical to eliminate back purging and double the number of welds completed every day.
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Boilermakers Local 92 Changes Training Processes to Meet Labor Demand

Boilermakers Local 92 in Bloomington, California, is experiencing significant growth in labor demand, caused in part by a recently enacted state law that impacts refinery jobs.
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Turning Service Truck off Turns on Savings

Heavy equipment service mechanic switched to an EnPak® all-in-one solution to reduce fuel usage, engine idle hours and more.
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Equipment Dealer Service Department Reduces Mechanic's Truck Engine Hours, Idle Time & Fuel Use

EnPak's 40 CFM air compressor provides continuous air, even when running a one-inch impact wrench, compared to PTO-driven air compressors that require field technicians to wait for air to build up. Field service technicians are trained from Day 1 to leave their truck's engine running in order to power the PTO, thereby powering all hydraulic and pneumatic tools needed in field repair. This adds...
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Affordable ArcStation™ Welding Workbench Simplifies Fabrication, Eliminates Shortcomings of "Make-Do" Welding Surfaces

DIY welders and small fabricators hesitate buying welding tables because they believe they can build one at a lower cost. But time constraints often force them to weld on make-do surfaces. They sacrifice comfort, work harder to achieve quality and ultimately lose precious time. Here's the story of two welders who have changed their outlook after experiencing a purpose-built welding workbench.
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At Pure Vision, the cars and people are anything but ordinary

Located in Simi Valley, Calif., has become a world-renowned street machine fabrication shop. Pure Vision cars have a very signature concept and build style that can be described as simple, straightforward and well-detailed. People just seem to know when it’s a Pure Vision original.
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Excellent Multiprocess Performance of Dimension NT 450 Saves Boilermaker $15,000-$20,000 per Year

Cleaver-Brooks suffered endless hours of frustration with its MIG welding system when it failed to produce continuous tack welds without excessive spatter or burn back. By switching to Miller's Dimension NT 450, the company eliminated those problems and increased productivity through reduced downtime.
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USA Energy Fabrication Thrives with PipeWorx Welding System and RMD® Root Pass

In just three years, USA Energy Fabrication has grown from a two-man welding operation to a multi-million dollar a year pipe fabrication shop. Founders Steve Smith and Nathan Bushey launched the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based business because they saw growth potential in the market. The two started out with some structural welding work and a few pipe pieces, working the first several months with one weld...
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Shinn Mechanical Uses PipeWorx™ Welding System To Increase Pipe Fabrication Quality and Productivity

The advanced MIG welding outputs of Miller's PipeWorx™ Welding System — RMD™ and Pro-Pulse™—enables Shinn to make code-quality root, fill and cap welds while completing them three to four times faster than TIG or Stick welding. Other benefits include: "Two second" process changeover — just with the touch of a button — helps achieve 200 weld inches per day per operator objective, multiprocess capa...
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Seizing the Opportunity: One Woman's Mission to Enter into a Welding Career

Don't bother showing any "male-dominated" numbers to recent Arizona Western College (AWC) Institute of Welding Technology graduate Trisha Haswood. Rosie the Riveter is her inspiration (see photo), she's a native of the Navajo tribe, and her passion today is welding.
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Miller's ProHeat™ 35 Induction Heating System Improves Preheat Time and Quality, Improves Productivity for Mechanical Contractor

Through induction heating Topp's Mechanical has found a solution that meets and exceeds the quality standards of its heat treatment applications while also providing strong 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...
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Trailblazer® 302 and Bobcat 250 Welding Generators Power Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Machine for M.T. Deason

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Trailblazer® 302 and Bobcat 250 welding generators power polyethylene pipe fusion machine for utility products specialist M.T. Deason; provides enough power to run power tools and provides excellent Stick welding arc qualities for welding steel pipe.
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Walk in a Technician’s Shoes — Switching to the EnPak® All-In-One

A Brandeis Machinery & Supply field service technician shares his experience transitioning to the Miller® EnPak all-in-one system.
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Heavy Equipment Dealer Reduces Truck Engine Idle Time With Work Truck Solution

Service truck fleet decreases fuel use and maintenance, saves truck space, and reduces costs with EnPak® all-in-one.
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DIY Welding Project: Cordless Tool Charging Station

Cordless tool storage can be tricky, but this quick welding project will help keep all your tools in one place.

MIG Welding Water Bucket Holders for Horse Barn with Millermatic 211

Joel Ort of Miller Electric Mfg. Co. creates water bucket holders to mount in his horse barn using the Millermatic 211 MIG welder.

Rocket Pack Test Fire

Test fire of a Maets Rocket Pack.

How to Create Skull Metal Wall Art

This skull metal wall art is a fun and easy plasma cutter project perfect for Halloween or any time of the year!

Top Welding Schools Rely on XMT® Welders for Training

Students at Blinn College and Tulsa Welding School say XMT welders deliver a smooth arc that helps them produce a clean bead.

Fuel Efficiency and the Big Blue 350 PipePro

Pipeline welder Floyd East tells a story relating the fuel efficiency of Miller's Big Blue 350 PipePro.

Improving Dragline Bucket Abrasion Resistance

Bar T Equipment Service uses their Big Blue Air Pak™ welder/generators for high amp welding and carbon arc gouging.

LiveArc System Helps Company Recruit, Train Employees to Produce Quality Welds

ALMACO chose to implement LiveArc™ welding performance system into its operations as a training tool.

ArcReach Technology Helps Ensure Optimal Weld Settings

Easily set optional weld settings for any job at the wire feeder or remote with ArcReach® technology.

Miller Helps Armor Fabricator Secure New Contract, Guarantee Quality

Switching to a Pulsed MIG welding system secured Ultra Machine & Fabrication a new armored vehicle contract.

Dedicated Aluminum Welding Systems Minimize Quality Issues

A dedicated aluminum welder, like a Millermatic 350P Aluminum or AlumaFeed can reduce quality risks, and reduce cleanup.

Welders at AGCO's Sunflower Plant in Kansas Benefit from Welding Data

Welders at the AGCO Sunflower plant in Beloit, KS have installed the Axcess E system to better understand and use the data flowing from the welding cells.

Selecting Best Pipe Welder Was Key for Dixie Mechanical

Dixie President Greg Howell knows easy-to-use welding power sources help operators produce quality welds efficiently.

Dynasty® Provides More Control for High-Quality TIG Welds

Advanced features like independent amperage control allow operators to better control heat input for improved results.

Demolition and Structural Fabrication of Largest Scoreboard in Minor League Baseball

Owner of Metal Connection discusses work on the new scoreboard at AutoZone Park - the largest in all of minor league baseball.

Dynasty 400 Gives Metal Shark Boats Highest Weld Quality

Quality is a driving force behind Metal Shark Boats and the Dynasty® 400 TIG welders provide them with the best weld quality welds - the first time around.

TIG and Stick Remote Technology for Code Welding

Local 125 journeyman pipefitters save time and avoid rework every day with the help of Miller® remote technology.

Dynasty 280 and Weldcraft Torch Provide Versatility for Aluminum Boat Repairs

Out Back Aluminum Welding relies on the Dynasty 280 DX TIG/Stick welder to gain flexibility and portability for TIG welding on boats — in the shop or at the marina.

H&W Pacific Emergency Vehicle Group Updates Shop with Versatile Welding Equipment from Miller

H&W decided an update in welding equipment was needed to keep up with growing demand for aluminum and stainless materials.

Fuel Efficient Welding Equipment Keeps Noise Down

M&M Welding relies on Trailblazer 325 welder/generators with Auto-Speed™ technology to get the necessary power with less noise.

Detroit Speed, Inc: A Motor City Success Story

Detroit Speed has been on one wild ride and is now a go-to source for custom fabrication projects and its product line of automotive parts.

Southwest Welding Eliminates Clutter, Improves Productivity with Wireless Remote Welding Controls

Southwest Welding has found that wireless remote welding hand controls help improve productivity, reduce hassle and eliminate clutter on the jobsite.

Fume Extraction Designed for the Company: The Chandler Equipment Success Story

Chandler Equipment chose Miller’s FILTAIR Fume Extraction to clean-up the air in the companies welding shop.

Eliminate Back Purge in Stainless Steel Pipe Welding

Dixie Mechanical eliminated back purge and cut welding time by more than 30% with a process change and the PipeWorx 400.

AGCO Utilizes Axcess E with Insight

The AGCO facility at Jackson, MN utilizes Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Axcess E with Insight to increase productivity and ensure product quality.

Texas College Builds a Thriving Welding Degree Program

In just four years, Blinn College grew its new welding program from 23 students the first semester to nearly 140 students.

Miller Dual-Operator Welder/Generator Does it All for Gold Rush Mining Crew

On a remote claim in Canada’s Yukon Territory, Parker Schnabel — feat. on “Gold Rush,” are on a quest to mine 2,000oz of gold with Big Blue 800.

Tony Beets Keeps His "Gold Rush" Mines Running With Miller

Gold mining legend Tony Beets uses Miller® equipment to solve challenges on his mine claims.

Versatility, Productivity Gained with Miller Multimatic 200 Multiprocess Power Source

High Tech Welding has gained 25-30% in productivity in field repairs since it began using the Miller Multimatic™ 200 all-in-one a year ago.

Miller Case Study: OEM Manufacturing Breaking Habits - The Story of Old Joe

Miller's Axcess system allowed OEM to switch from MIG short circuit transfer and flux cored to Pulsed MIG for extreme results.

K-zell Metals Discusses Offline Programming for Robotic Welding

K-Zell metals discusses the benefits of offline programming in robotic welding applications.

Construction Company Cuts Noise and Saves Money with Bobcat 250 Welder/Generator

C.D. Smith Construction used Miller Bobcat™ 250 and Trailblazer® 325 during the structural steel construction of a distribution center expansion.

ArcStation Reviews from Off-Roader Reon Rounds

Reon Rounds, a motorsports enthusiast, says how Miller's ArcStation eliminates several physical pains from his working environment.

STRETCH on the Millermatic 211 Auto-Set

STRETCH connects more than just metal; he connects a variety of elements, including metal, glass, wood, plastic and stone, to create his sculptures.

Taylor Machine Works Builds Big Red Equipment with Miller

Forklifts, lift trucks, and container handlers — Taylor Machine Works builds their heavy-duty equipment with the XMT 450.

Video 1 of 2: InterCon Construction Increases Fuel Efficiency, Productivity with Trailblazer 325 EFI

To gain fuel efficiency and get more power and flexibility, InterCon transitioned to Miller Trailblazer 325 welder/generators with Excel™ power and EFI for their field trucks.

Southwest Welding and the New Trailblazer 325 EFI with Excel Power in Mobile Fabrication

Southwest Welding bought the Trailblazer 325 EFI with Excel™ power to cut fuel costs, reduce sound levels, reduce size and weight of the equipment on the truck.

Structural Steel Welding and the new Trailblazer 325 EFI with Excel Power

Coastal Steel works with Miller’s Trailblazer 325 EFI to lower fuel use and related cost, and lower sound output by up to 68%.

Tony Beets and Crew Share Secrets to Gold Mining Success

"Gold Rush" mine boss Tony Beets knows good equipment is critical to keep an operation running.

Train Welders Quicker with Deltaweld Systems

By making the move to Deltaweld systems, Webster Industries has decreased training time for new welders.

Pipeline Welders Rely on Wireless Remote Welding Hand Controls

Welders on a pipeline project discuss their use of Miller's wireless remote hand control technology, which has improved safety and excellent reliability.

Helmet Lens Technology Provides Clear View for M&M Welding

For the best view of the weld pool, M&M Welding relies on Miller® welding helmets with ClearLight Lens Technology.

Journeymen Pipefitters Keep Welding With Stick/TIG Remote

ArcReach® remote welding technology doesn’t sacrifice arc performance for convenience. Just ask pipefitters with Local 125 and Modern Piping.

Bollinger Shipyards and Advanced Pulsed MIG Welding on Aluminum

Bollinger Shipyards improves productivity and simplifies aluminum welding on patrol boats with Miller's advanced AlumaFeed™ Synergic Aluminum.

High Tech Welding: Equipment Key to Quality, Versatility, Productivity

High Tech Welding relies on Multimatic™ 200 multiprocess to increase productivity on field repair and fabrication jobs.

Interview with CMW Welding and Fabrication

Watch our interview with CMW Welding and Fabrication.

Southwest Welding Eliminates Clutter, Improves Productivity with Wireless Remote Welding Controls

Southwest Welding found that wireless remote welding hand controls help improve productivity, reduce hassle and eliminate clutter.

Kicking Off the 2010 Welding Showdown

Miller's Nicole Muench and John Swartz discuss the 2010 Welding Showdown held at Miller's Appleton, WI headquarters on September 29, 2010.

Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Dimension NT 450 ArcReach System

Miller's Dimension NT 450 ArcReach/SuitCase X-TREME ArcReach helps Ingalls Shipbuilding keep voltage and amperage control.

The Lambeau Episodes 2: Flux Cored Welding in Structural Steel Applications

Miller, Hobart and Miron Construction worked together as part of the Lambeau Field Expansion to transition some welding processes from Stick to Flux-Cored.

Wireless TIG Foot Remote Controls at Marcella Manifolds

Marcella Manifolds discusses the benefits of wireless TIG remote foot controls, including less hassle and less tripping hazards.

Miller Robotic Weld Cell Training Simplifies Programming for Manufacturer

After purchasing and installing Miller PerformArc® robotic welding systems, Ariens Corporation of Brillion, Wisconsin encouraged employees to take advantage of the one-week training course provided to enhance their programming skills.

Miller Big Blue Air Pak: "There's Nothing it Can't Do"

From the yard to the field, Bar T Equipment Service Inc. requires equipment that provides high-amperage welding and carbon arc gouging capabilities.

Wireless Remote Hand Control Improves Pipeline Welding

Garry Allison, pipeline welder, discusses his experience with Miller's new wireless hand remote control on the Ruby Pipeline.

USA Energy Fabrication More than Triples Productivity with Miller PipeWorx

Combining Miller PipeWorx and RMD root pass with a Pipe Jammer system led to major productivity gains for USA Energy Fabrication.

ProHeat™ Rolling Inductor Provides Safer Alternative to Preheating Rolled Pipe

Preheating is critical to achieve high weld quality; it eliminates moisture and reduces the opportunity for hydrogen cracking.

Induction Heating Cuts Preheat Time, Provides Uniform Heating for Swartfager Welding, Inc.

Swartfager Welding has turned to induction heating with ProHeat 35 for many of its preheating, interpass temperature control and stress relieving applications.

Induction Heating Proves Easy to Use for Topp's Mechanical

Miller visits with Topp's Mechanical to discuss their use of Miller's induction heating technology found in the ProHeat 35.

Miller's CoolBand Keeps Welders Cool Under the Helmet

Miller's exclusive CoolBand™ headgear-integrated cooling system prevents helmet lenses and glasses from fogging.

Smoky Mounatin Jet Boat Relies on Partnership with Miller and Local Distributor for Solutions

Smoky Mountain Jet Boats builds 100% aluminum watercraft. The company turns to Miller for the latest Pulse MIG welding technology to get the job done.

Filler Metal

From reduced spatter to faster travel speeds, Hobart offers filler metal solutions for unmatched performance and productivity in welding automation applications.