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Global solid wires market forecast to 2021

Research and Markets added the “Global Solid Wires Market 2017-2021” report to its offerings. The global solid wires market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.22 percent during 2017-2021. One driver in the market is positive outlook of the global construction sector. The global solid wires market is expected to be driven by the overall… Continued

Coldwater joins RIA

Coldwater Machine Co. joined the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) as a Gold Member systems integrator. “Being an RIA member not only provides benefits to our internal team through the available networking and education offerings,” said Coldwater’s Dan Barry, vice president of sales and marketing, “but also to our customers as we gain access to the latest… Continued

Airgas receives Boeing award

Airgas, an Air Liquide co., was recognized by the Boeing Co. with a 2016 Gold Performance Excellence Award. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance. Airgas maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period. Airgas has been a supplier to Boeing for more… Continued

RIA partners with OSHA and NIOSH

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) signed an alliance partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The alliance will focus on communication and education about best practices in robot safety. The goals of the alliance are enhancing technical expertise about robotics within OSHA and… Continued

Fronius manager elected to IIW board

Stephan Egerland, global key account manager at Fronius International, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Technical Management Board at the annual assembly of the International Institute of Welding. Over the next three years, Egerland will lead the IIW’s technical operations. The IIW, with members from 59 nations, allows national organizations and companies… Continued

Panasonic opens welding technical centers

Panasonic Corp. opened Arc and Laser Welding Technologies technical centers in Farmington Hills, Mich. and Hilliard, Ohio. At the grand openings, attendees experienced hands-on technology demonstrations, learned about future new product and technology introductions, and attended welding technology seminars. Both technical centers have the latest Tawers arc welding and Lapriss laser diode welding solutions installed… Continued

Dengensha adds engineer and parts specialist

Dengensha America Corp. named Scott Kudlinski technical service engineer and Jeff Romito parts business specialist. Kudlinski will be responsible for providing customers in the southern territory with technical service and support for the company’s resistance welding equipment. He will be working out of the Cincinnati office. Romito will be responsible for supporting customers in North… Continued

ESAB releases automated plasma beveling

ESAB SmartBevel

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced SmartBevel technology for automated plasma programming and accurate bevel cutting. The technology includes beveling data and geometric compensations necessary to cut V, X, Y and K bevels on mild steel from 6 mm to 50 mm thick. The technology offers a high level of automation for the programmer by… Continued

Miller expands remote control technology

Miller Electric remote control technology

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s ArcReach remote control technology is available on Trailblazer 325 power sources as well as Big Blue 600 Air Pak, 800 Dual Pro and 800 Dual Air Pak models, providing control of welding parameters at the weld joint without a control cord. The expansion provides greater flexibility and fleet compatibility in heavy… Continued

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