Month: September 2021

Felsomat develops laser welding system

Felsomat developed a laser welding cell for a customer that offers production quality, versality and short cycle times. The cell is a complete welding system that includes press, laser clean and ultrasonic test stations, as well as a robot handling system. By combining all of these pieces, the complete part assembly can be performed in… Continued

Norton updates abrasives line

Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives upgraded its BlueFire Abrasives line, including belts, cloth quick-change and flap discs, and mini flap discs. The products feature a new, proprietary self-sharpening zirconia alumina grain shape and chemistry and an upgraded resin bond for faster cut rates and durability. An improved, heavy-duty polyester backing is designed for long life and… Continued

Xiris introduces thermal camera

Xiris Automation Inc. launched the XIR-1800 thermal camera system for critical metal joining processes and additive manufacturing. It provides enhanced imaging of key weld zones such as the melt pool, deposited material and surrounding base material in greater detail than standard thermal or visible light cameras – even in harsh environments of smoke, fumes and… Continued

New TIG welder from EMW

The Tetrix XQ 230 welder from EWM allows the user to choose from numerous TIG and MMA functions. Up to four pulse variants are available. The welder can be run directly from a single-phase 230 V power socket and is available in DC and AC/DC variants. Materials that can be welded include low- and high-alloy… Continued

ESAB’s releases wire for offshore and pipe

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced Coreshield 71T-8 OS, a self-shielded flux-cored wire for all-position welding of critical structural applications, such as TKY joints in offshore construction, pipe structures, bridges and storage tanks. It features a diffusible hydrogen content lower than 8 ml/100 g and provides excellent low-temperature impact toughness. As-welded mechanical properties include a… Continued

Miller’s converter for submerged arc welding

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC introduced a new SubArc digital converter for field applications, including above-ground storage tank construction, shipbuilding and bridge construction. The converter enables the use of digital SAW accessories, such as the 3-wheel tractor and digital control, with expanded equipment including Big Blue welder/generators and Dimension 650 welding power sources. Enhanced digital communication allows for more… Continued

McCue & Associates celebrates 20 years

Full-service marketing firm McCue & Associates LLC is celebrating its 20thanniversary. Founded in 2001 by Michael S. McCue, the company has established itself as a leading marketing firm representing metalworking industry clients. “We are very proud of this milestone and how we’ve remained strong and grown,” McCue said. “Our longevity is a testament to our… Continued

AWS revamps news source

The American Welding Society (AWS) redesigned its Welding Digest digital news source for the welding industry to offer readers more trending topics and the latest industry news. The digital resource is a daily source of welding news; topics covered in the online publication include welding and inspection tips and welding industry insights and analysis. “Welding… Continued

Lincoln Electric and NC3 advance welding education

Lincoln Electric and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) offer the curriculum and learning management resources necessary for benchmarking and standardizing welding performance. The Lincoln Electric Educational Partner Schools (LEEPS) program, in partnership with NC3, provides schools with a complete suite of portable, stackable national welding certifications. Designed for institutions looking to offer a full… Continued

IWDC announces promotions

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) promoted Jeffrey Kinder to warehouse manager and Adam Moore to purchasing manager. Kinder joined the company 11 years ago as a warehouse associate and Moore was hired three years ago as a purchasing agent, bringing more than 17 years of production and warehouse operational experience, including seven years working… Continued

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