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Stick Welding Guide

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Regular Maintenance Optimizes Performance of Work Truck Solutions

Maintenance is critical to keeping a work truck solution running optimally. Consider these tips to get the most out of your EnPak®.
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Buying Your First Welder: A Practical, Informative Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers

Get objective, informative and practical help and information in buying your first welder.
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Don't Get Stuck on Stick Welding

The foundational principles that will help beginners become good stick welders include choosing the correct electrode, properly setting up their power source, and mastering both a consistent work angle and a consistent travel speed.
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The Road to Innovative Welding Education

Attracting more welders to the field is critical as the industry works to combat a welding operator shortage. A key part of this effort is developing new training solutions and easier-to-use welding technologies. In many cases, this starts in the classroom.
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5 Tips to Determine the True Cost of Field Welding

Identifying common hidden costs in your field welding operation can help keep your project on time and on budget.
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How to TIG Weld Aluminum, Plus MIG Weld, With One Multiprocess Welder

The Dynasty® 280 DX Multiprocess welder provides portability and ultimate versatility to weld many different materials.
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Shipyards Gain a Competitive Advantage with Point-of-Use Welding Control

Shipyards are being asked to provide lower costs and meet increasing quality requirements while also delivering vessels on tighter schedules. Technology is one solution to help them meet these customer demands. In the shipbuilding welding operation, point-of-use controls can save up to an hour or more every day — per welding operator. The resulting savings translate into a quick return on investme...
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Easily Switch Polarity in Welding Applications With New Technology

Welders can change welding processes and polarity with the push of a button at the weld joint — saving significant time.
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Learn How to Save Time and Money on Any Jobsite With a Welder/Generator

Save time and get work done faster on the jobsite with new technologies and Miller® welder/generator solutions.
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How to Avoid Work Truck Downtime Caused by DPF Regeneration

Less frequent engine regeneration helps you reduce downtime and keep working — saving time and money on your work truck.
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Cleaning Up Your Work Truck Can Impact the Bottom Line

There are many reasons that fleet managers and technicians should keep a work truck clean. Wear and tear, safety, and truck appearance can all impact a company’s bottom line.
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What’s Driving Up Costs for Your Utility Truck Fleet?

Utility and municipality trucks must be ready for anything. Unplanned downtime means lost time and money — and unhappy customers.
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Create Your Own Outdoor Fire Pit with the Multimatic 215

Zach MacMullen uses the Multimatic 215 to create and weld an outdoor fire pit. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.

Stick Welding a Ladder to a Gravity Box with the Bobcat™ 250 EFI Welder/Generator

See the process of Stick welding a ladder to a gravity box with the Bobcat™ 250 engine-driven welder/generator.

ArcReach® Technology: Don’t Walk. Weld.

Don’t walk to the power source to adjust weld parameters. Do it at the weld joint with ArcReach technology.

UA Local 67 Welds Carbon Steel Schedule 40 Pipe

Second-year UA Local 67 apprentices Alicia Komejan and Shaun Goulbourne, along with Certified Welding Instructor Steve Knapp, discuss welding carbon steel schedule 40 pipe.

ArcReach Welding Technology Offers Benefits for Safety, Productivity and Quality

ArcReach remote control technology provides operators with the ability to set welding parameters at joint, and increases arc-on time for greater productivity.

How to Update Software on Your Miller Engine-Driven Welder

Follow these quick step-by-step instructions to update the software on your Miller® engine-driven welder.

How to Set Dynamic DIG Parameters for Pipeline Welding

Local 798 pipeline welder Tyler Sasse shows how to set Dynamic DIG parameters for high-quality pipeline welds.

Downhill Welding Tips: Setting Arc Control vs. DIG Range

Arc control and DIG range parameters are critical in downhill pipe welding. Learn how to achieve the optimal settings.

Welding Leads Best Practices for Pipeline Welders

Faulty welding leads is one of the most common problems in pipeline welding. Learn how to maintain weld cables for optimal results.

Tips to Increase Productivity in the Field with Wire Processes

Wire welding processes offer significant benefits that make them a frequent choice for welding jobs in the fabrication shop, including high weld quality.

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