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Industry Demands Spark Welding Technology Changes

The fabrication and manufacturing industries are constantly evolving, challenging companies to seek out new technologies to help them stay competitive. From the introduction of new materials to an increased need for welding automation, weld data monitoring and more, changes are driving companies to acquire solutions to help them maintain the highest levels of quality and productivity.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Advanced Source Capture Technology Creates Larger Area for Weld Fume Capture

Source capture technology is an effective option for companies to control weld fume, maintain compliance with environmental regulations and increase employee safety. The ability to capture fume at the source — before it reaches a welding operator's breathing zone — is critical to maintaining a clean work environment for employees and keeping the facility itself clean.
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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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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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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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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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MIG Welding: Setting the Correct Parameters

Basic tips to get you started with MIG welding, including information on new equipment and settings.
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Troubleshooting Weld Defects

Like any portion of the manufacturing or fabrication process, the welding operation is subject to human error from time to time. When weld defects occur as a result of a problem with welding operator's technique or poor equipment settings, it can cause costly downtime and rework, not to mention, frustration. When a weld defect appears, it's important for welding operators to have the knowledge...
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Bollinger Shipyards Maximizes Portability of Welding Equipment By Using SuitCase™ 8VS™ Wire Feeders

Miller's SuitCase™ 8VS™ ultra-portable wire feeder is 25 percent smaller and lighter than other portable feeders, and its high-impact polymer case resists damage from abuse and corrosion. Improved portability for freedom of movement and a durable design that eliminates feeder breakdowns, allowing Bollinger to complete projects on time every time.
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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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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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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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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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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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Weld Fume Management: Customize, Collaborate, Comply

In most cases, improving air quality isn’t limited to one solution, nor is it a one-time event — it is an ongoing process that requires continued attention.
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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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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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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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Pulsed MIG Improves Aluminum Welding Performance

When MIG welding aluminum, obtaining good quality and productivity depends on using the right welding process and system. This may seem like common sense, but many fabricators get hung up on purchase price vs. life cycle costs, or they try to weld aluminum with the same processes and systems used for steel. The newest generation of pulsed MIG welding systems addresses these issues. Even better,...
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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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An Unfiltered Look at Welding Respiratory Protection

Factors to consider before choosing a welding respiratory solution
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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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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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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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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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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 Road to Welding Automation - Why and When to Take the Journey

Today, more companies than ever are automating portions, if not the entirety of their welding operations. The reasons are many: to address the welder shortage, improve quality, decrease waste and rework, and/or to increase productivity. Companies that begin with a careful examination of their welding needs and current processes—including an accurate assessment of workflow and an evaluation of the...
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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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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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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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To Rent or Own Welding Equipment?

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. product manager John Leisner examines the benefits of renting or owning your fleet of welding equipment.
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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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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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Auto-Continuum Series Overview

Our advanced industrial welding solution for automation, the Auto-Continuum™ Series, delivers advanced arc performance and weld quality.

Continuum Series

Designed for advanced manufacturing, the Continuum™ Series comes in 350 and 500 amp models – both at 100% duty cycle.

Custom Manufacturer Improves Productivity, Safety with FILTAIR Capture 5

As a means to continuously improve safety at the company, Major Tool & Machine implemented Miller FILTAIR Capture fume extraction systems.

Miller Fume Extraction Systems Support Continuous Safety Improvements at Major Tool & Machine

Responsible for fabricating complex jobs, MTM added FILTAIR fume extraction systems to its heavy welding operations.

Automation Increases Company's Productivity and Workforce

Training first-time users of welding automation at Kenosha Metal Products helped ensure success using the Miller robotic welding cells.

Smoky Mountain Jet Boat Built with Pulsed MIG Technology

Jet Boats is building aluminum in the mountain woods, using Miller's latest Pulsed MIG technology to ride the wave of boat orders.

Out Back Aluminum Welding Relies on Dynasty 280 TIG/Stick Welder for Tough Repair Jobs

Out Back Aluminum Welding is known for pontoon and aluminum boat repair and part fabrication in the Lake of the Ozarks resort region.

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.

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.

Improving Profitability with Welding Intelligence™

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

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.

Miller Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Features & Benefits

A brief overview of Miller's Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

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.

Keeping Welders Safe & Comfortable: Weld Fume Protection

Watch as Bill Gardner, senior product manager for Welding Safety & Health, shares Miller solutions for respiratory protection to help improve safety and comfort for welding operators.

Managing Weld Fume: Becoming OSHA Compliant

Here at FABTECH 2014, Arc Armor Safety Solution’s Kathi Abshire explains how to identify and manage the challenges that welders may face when managing welding fumes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deltaweld Series Overview

The Deltaweld® Series is a MIG only, highly reliable workhorse for high volume manufacturing serving the market for over 35 years.

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.

Pure Aluminum Hull Built with Miller Welders: Smoky Mountain Jet Boat Goes for a Ride

Smoky Mountain Jet Boats are assembled using Pulse MIG from Miller welding equipment.

Ariens Gains Productivity, Lowers Maintenance & Operation Costs with Miller Welding Robotic Cells

Ariens Corporation of Brillion, Wis. needed new robotic systems to help continue the production of its high quality outdoor power equipment.

MillerWelds Exclusive: Advantages of Pulsed MIG on Aluminum at Greenheck Fan

Greenheck Fan discusses the benefits of Pulsed MIG aluminum welding in aluminum applications in its Wisconsin manufacturing facility.

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.

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