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Insight Welding Intelligence. Increase your quality, productivity and competitive edge. Learn More.
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Dynasty 280 DX Multiprocess. AC TIG, pulsed TIG, stick - plus MIG and flux cored.
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Your work keeps the world in motion. But you need operational flexibility — and solutions to productivity challenges like a lack of skilled welders who can make high-quality welds. Count on Miller for solutions to your daily challenges. From training systems to advanced technologies — including optimized wire feeding for less downtime and portable, flexible machines that can pulse weld — we’ll keep you going in the right direction.

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Industry Demands Spark Welding Technology Changes

See how changes are driving companies to acquire solutions to help them maintain the highest levels of quality and productivity in welding operations.
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Capturing Real Welding Information to Drive Real Improvement

Welding information management systems have become an increasingly appealing means to achieve those goals — for both robotic and semi-automatic welding systems. Basic or entry-level software systems gauge both productivity and quality, and provide real-time weld data for management to enact positive changes within the welding operation. Simply put, companies can better identify and solve welding-r...
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5 Ways to Drive Continuous Improvement with Welding Information Management Systems

Improving the efficiency of a welding operation depends largely on knowing what actually needs to change in order for a company to reach its goals. It is difficult to increase productivity, generate greater quality or reduce costs if there isn't a solid starting point. It's just as difficult to track the effectiveness of continuous improvement initiatives without a clear way to monitor the results...
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Do's and Don'ts of Welding Information Management Systems: Tips for Gaining the Best Results

Welding information management systems offer real-time data help companies ensure the use of proper welding parameters, augment training and make it easier to benchmark continuous improvement efforts. To gain the optimal results when using these systems, companies should consider some important do's and don'ts for implementing them.
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Embracing Tools for Continuous Improvement

Kaizen can be applied to many areas of welding. It requires the involvement of everyone, from top management to the level of the welder. It also requires the presence of in-process controls for continuous improvement. This article discusses the basics of Kaizen and keys to successful implementation - as well as an example of how one structural steel application improved its flux cored welding proc...
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Training Skilled Welders with a Shortage of Skilled Labor

Two large companies, OEM Fabricators and Delta Air Lines, have examined welding training issues and implemented progressive strategies for serving their long-term welding and training needs.
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12 Tips for Improving Welding Safety

Best welding safety practices and equipment are universally applicable. Welding exposes everyone to similar hazards, whether you're responsible for safety at a large, welding-intensive manufacturing company, a billion dollar engineering-construction firm or a small independent fabricator. Here are 12 tips for improving welding safety in your company, including advice that also improves productivit...
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Breaking through the Bottlenecks: Going Lean in the Welding Operation

When implemented correctly, lean practices in the welding operation can help companies expand their capacity without expanding their facility or workforce.
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Say Good-Bye to Burn-Through: New Pulsed Welding Technology Solves Problems Common to Welding Sheet Metal

If you weld sheet metal and use conventional welding equipment, there's a good chance you have a great opportunity: use new Pulsed MIG and TIG technology to improve first-pass yield rates, lower cycle times and reduce piece costs.
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Pulsed Welding Aluminum Improves Performance and Results

Looking to improve results when MIG welding aluminum? Switch to pulsed MIG to get better weld quality and reduce downtime.
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Understanding the Value of Advanced Welding Information Management Systems

Efficiency and accuracy in the welding operation are key. The consequence of errors such as missed or defective welds can be high, especially if a company fails to detect the problem before a part flows through final assembly. The rework of a part at this juncture in the process becomes time-consuming and costly, and can easily hinder productivity goals. The potential loss of business or the safet...
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Smarter Solutions to Welder Heat Stress: Keeping Workers Comfortable, Safe and Productive

With numerous studies pointing to heat's negative impact on performance, fabricators are naturally searching for technologies that offer a combination of convenience and results. Miller's CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ are solutions that have been shown to reduce temperatures significantly with minimal extra weight or feeling cumbersome to the welder. At a price of $150 and $295, respectively, they also...
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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Program Increases Welding Output and Productivity; Conserves Capital or Frees it Up for Other Uses

Contractors can extend the life, improve the productivity and reduce the operating costs of their welding equipment by implementing a comprehensive maintenance program like TPM. These programs encourage operators and maintenance experts to work together to ensure the life and reliability of a welder.
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Pulsed MIG Welding on Aluminum: The Details and Advantages

Aluminum has been and continues to be a staple in industries ranging from aerospace to shipbuilding, as well as trailer fabrication. Its corrosion resistance and strength are both assets that make it desirable for applications encountering moisture and/or those requiring lighter weights. 
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Pulsed MIG Improves Aluminum Welding Performance

When MIG welding aluminum, obtaining good quality and productivity depends on using the right welding process and system. The newest generation of pulsed MIG welding systems address the differences between aluminum and steel, and generally provide a quick return on investment through increased productivity, reduced downtime and better weld quality.
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Heat Stress and Welding: Cooling Down Hot Work

Learn how to outfit your welding operators with the best protective clothing and accessories to avoid heat stress.
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Updating Your Aging Welding Equipment can Drastically Improve Quality, Productivity - and Often a Quick ROI

What was state-of-the-art 10 years ago may bear little resemblance to today's equipment and the advantages it offers. Today's welding power sources provide many benefits that can help shorten prep time, increase deposition rates, decrease training time, and/or reduce weld defects and rework time. In addition, today's power sources, especially inverters, offer increased power efficiency, which alon...
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The Business Case for Automation and Benefits for First-Time Users

The repeatability of an automated welding system opens new doors that companies thinking of exploring welding automation for the first time should consider: it addresses the labor shortage, increases productivity, allows manufacturers to more aggressively and accurately bid work, increases quality of production and helps identify inefficiencies elsewhere in the manufacturing process.
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Understanding Key Welding Business Issues And Turning Them into Opportunities

In surveys conducted by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., fabricators, manufacturers and contractors consistently report that their most important welding-related issues are the need to reduce welding costs, improve productivity, address the welder shortage, find ways to justify new equipment, and simplify the welding process. This article discusses these issues and links you to examples of companies that...
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Metal Shark Aluminum Boats Cruises With Miller's Millermatic® 350P and XR™ Aluma-Pro™ Push-Pull Guns; Saves $50,000/Year

When Jimmy Gravois needed to switch from the role of an aluminum boat fabricator to a full-fledged manufacturer, his welding equipment needed an upgrade, too. By switching to Miller's Millermatic® 350P all-in-one Pulsed MIG welder and XR™ Aluma-Pro™ Push-Pull Guns, Gravois increased efficiency, doubled production and cut welding time in half in certain operations.
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Making a Sound MIG Weld

Learn basic tips that will help anyone - from auto repair technicians to maintenance professionals - lay a strong, great looking MIG bead. This article discusses MIG welding in each of the common positions, as well as variables such as travel speed and stickout.
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How to Successfully MIG Weld Aluminum [Guide]

MIG welding aluminum can be difficult, as it is very different from MIG welding mild steel. Follow this guide to learn the key factors to consider.
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Tips for Troubleshooting Common MIG Weld Defects

Weld defects are often caused by improper technique or parameters, such as poor shielding gas coverage or incorrect travel speeds.
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Translate Welding Benefits into Bottom-Line Dollars to Justify Equipment Acquisition Costs

Learning to speak the "financial language" of those responsible for your company's profits and losses can help you justify the purchase of new welding equipment. Measuring improvement through proven formulas for return on investment (ROI) and payback, as well as documenting potential productivity increases and efficiencies, can go a long way in making new equipment purchases a reality.
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Proper Welding Safety is No Accident

The following safety information provides our recommendations for properly protecting yourself from some of the potential hazards of MIG, flux-cored, TIG and Stick welding.
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An Unfiltered Look at Welding Respiratory Protection

Factors to consider before choosing a welding respiratory solution
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Safe Welding In The Workplace

The welding process carries with it several fire and injury hazards that welding operators must recognize and minimize.
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Cover Your Assets – Protect Your Welders with the Right Safety Apparel

Not all welding applications are alike, and choosing the correct FR garment for your specific application requires taking a number of other factors into account.
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Aluminum Jet Boat Manufacturer Turns to Pulsed MIG to Keep Boat Production at Full Throttle

Smoky Mountain Jet Boats is known as a top-line manufacturer of aluminum jet boats that thrill riders in water as shallow as 4 inches. The boats are made to Coast Guard specs but wouldn't be profitable or even possible without Pulsed MIG welding.
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Optimize Flux Cored Welding By Considering New Equipment And Technology

The path to productivity not only involves looking at how to improve your current process, but also investigating practices that can make your business better.
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Solid Wire Versus Flux-Cored Wire: When to Use Them and Why

Deciding which welding process to use can be challenging. Learn the basics of solid and flux-cored wire — and how to maximize the benefits of each.
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Tech Talk: Advancing Technology For Simplicity, Productivity

An insider look into some of the advanced welding technologies and advances put forth by Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
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MIG Welding Aluminum: Important Questions and Best Practices

Experts from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. discuss important questions regarding MIG welding aluminum, and how you can get the best performance out of your MIG system.
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Selecting the Right Bench-Top Wire Feeder

At a time when specifications and customer demands grow tighter, selecting the right wire feeder can make a critical difference in productivity and profitability. Fortunately, new enhancements in wire feeder technology provide features that help fabricators and manufacturers overcome challenges and allow operators to do their best work. This article explores the basics in selecting a bench-top...
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Top 10 Mistakes in Running a Welding Operation and Simple Ways to Solve Them

With so many factors to monitor — equipment, weld procedures, filler metals and consumables — it's inevitable that mistakes will occur in most welding operations on any given day. Human error dictates that a welding operator can easily set a power source and wire feeder to the wrong parameters or trim and install a MIG gun liner improperly. But there are other mistakes that can occur in welding...
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What You Need to Know About Cleaning and Preparing Aluminum Filler and Base Metals Before Welding

Dirty aluminum sets you off on the wrong foot before you ever strike an arc. Take these cleaning/prep steps for the optimal welding of aluminum.
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Lean Manufacturing Techniques Produce Fat Returns for Todd Pacific Shipyards

As part of company's effort to adopt "5s" lean manufacturing principles, Todd Pacific Shipyard took stock of its welding technology and traded older, larger, and inefficient welding equipment for compact, efficient new inverters and wire feeders from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. As a result, it has saved space, energy and rework time.
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Focus on Payback, Return on Investment When Seeking Welding Equipment Acquisition

When business projects compete for the same pool of capital investment dollars, however, it can be a challenge for welding engineers, welding production supervisors or operations managers to make their requests for new welding equipment stand out from other requests. It's helpful to learn the "financial language" of the people responsible for making purchasing decisions. Doing so makes it easier...
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Should You Buy or Rent Welding Equipment?

To determine if your operation should rent or buy welding equipment, learn more about these key equipment and financial factors.
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The Road to Welding Automation: Are You Ready to Take the Journey?

Thinking about investing in welding automation? Learn the benefits and steps to take to successfully automate your operation.
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How MIG Guns Can Improve Productivity and Lower Operating Costs

Because the GMAW/MIG gun is responsible for consistently delivering the current, the electrode and shielding gas to the weld puddle, it plays a critical part in achieving quality welds. Closely examining your application and selecting a gun specifically designed for your needs can be an easy and cost effective means of improving that weld quality, increasing productivity and lowering your operatin...
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The Most Common MIG Weld Defects on Aluminum and Steel and How to Avoid Them

This article describes some of the most common MIG welding defects, such as porosity, lack of fusion and burn through and how to identify them by weld bead appearance.
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Pulsed MIG May Solve Aluminum Fabrication Problems -- Q&A

Questions and answers for Pulsed MIG aluminum welding.
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New Advanced Aluminum Welding System Spurs Production on Bollinger Shipyard's U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Contract

Before any of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutter (FRC) patrol boats hit open water, they begin their journey up 60 miles of waterway through Bayou Lafourche in Lockport, La. That’s where Bollinger Shipyards builds the Coast Guard’s newest vessel for conducting search and rescue, drug and illegal immigrant interdiction, homeland security and mainland defense.
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Adapt and Overcome: GTA Welding Against Adversity

You can't get much closer to a true American welder than Sergeant Robert Evans. A five-year Army veteran, Evans served twice in Iraq, first for 15 months in 2005 and then again for three months in 2007, during which time he lost his right hand to an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). He's also an adept GTAW welder. It wasn't only his determination that drove him to master GTA welding. There also...
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Oregon Emergency Vehicle Custom Shop Relies on Miller to be Modern and Versatile

H&W Pacific Emergency Vehicle Group was operating older transformer-style welders and knew it needed to modernize. A thorough examination of the welding equipment market led the company to the Invision 352 MPa Plus MIGRunner™ Dual Wire Feeder Package from Miller to serve the future of the company.
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Truck Manufacturer Improves Aluminum MIG Welding With XR Wire Feed Systems

The leading manufacturer of aluminum vehicles increases its competitive edge with the new XR-Edge feeder system.
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Flux-Cored Welding: The Basics for Mild Steel

Learn some techniques when using the self-shielded flux-cored process for welding mild steel — an ideal process for welding outdoors.
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Miller's SuitCase® Wire Feeders Offer Greater Versatility and Equal Process Benefits as Bench-Top Feeders

SuitCase wire feeders now offer optimal performance on all types of solid and flux-cored wires, while offering greater reliability and versatility than bench-top models.
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Ingalls Shipbuilding Stays on the Leading Edge of Welding Quality, Productivity and Safety with Point-of-Use Control Welding System

Miller's Dimension NT 450 ArcReach / SuitCase X-TREME ArcReach helps Ingalls Shipbuilding keep voltage and amperage control at the weld and eliminate costly control cables while increasing productivity and safety.
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Determine Production Costs

Helps determine the cost of welding components and facilitates the evaluation of improvements made in the welding process.

Detect Potential Weld Defects

Insight Centerpoint™ detects potential weld defects and identifies them to be inspected and annotated

Detect Missing Welds

Insight Centerpoint™ has the ability to help identify missing welds and reduce costly mistakes.

Top Five Reasons to Consider Pulsed MIG Welding

Pulsed MIG welding provides a number of key advantages in welding applications. Jim Wynegar shares 5 reasons to consider Pulsed MIG welding in your operations.

Drive Continuous Improvements with Welding Intelligence

Miller offers Welding Intelligence™ solutions to provide companies with the data they need to drive continuous improvements in their welding operations.

Improving Profitability with Welding Intelligence™

At FABTECH 2015 in Chicago, Ryan explains how to drive improvements with tools for production and process monitoring.

Solutions to Improve Aluminum Weld Quality and Strength

Miller and Hobart offer equipment and filler metal solutions to improve aluminum weld quality, and are showcasing these products at FABTECH 2015.

Selecting the Right Gun for Aluminum Welding

Guns designed specifically for aluminum welding are capable of feeding the soft wire, while also minimizing wire-feeding problems such as bird-nesting.

New Robot Arm Designed for Heavy Plate Welding

Kevin Summers discusses the new 3-meter robot arm for the PerformArc® robotic welding cell, including the benefits for heavy plate welding.

Preventing Porosity in Aluminum Welding

Tony Anderson, director of aluminum technology, discusses the causes of porosity when welding aluminum.

Experience the Advanced Arc Performance of the Continuum MIG Welding System

Ed Crum provides an up-close look at the advanced, adaptable arc performance of the Continuum™ MIG welding system.

Continuum™ System Now Available with Insight™ Core

Learn the advantages of Insight™ Core welding information management system — now standard on the Continuum™ Advanced MIG Welding System.

New Auto-Continuum MIG Welding Systems Deliver Advanced Arc Performance

The latest additions to the Continuum™ family, the new Auto-Continuum™ 350 and 500 are designed to deliver advanced arc performance.

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