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IWDC achieves charity goal

At its annual convention, the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) announced it set an all-time June monthly record with $26.6 million in member’s spend. It was also announced that the IWDC raised $21,000 for Feeding America during the convention. “We would like to thank our members, vendors and employees for their generous donations to this worthy cause,”… Continued

Fronius employee receives welding paper award

Fronius announced the International Institute of Welding named its employee, Dr. Stephan Egerland, winner of the Best Paper Award 2021 in the Welding Processes and Additive Manufacturing category.  The title of the paper is “Influence of shielding gas nozzle design on power density distribution in low-current TIG welding arcs.” The article investigates the geometry of shielding… Continued

Xiris hires VP of sales

Xiris Automation Inc. hired Lyle Moroz as vice president of sales. With a technical background in mechanical engineering and business, Moroz has a history of leading sales teams to provide leading-edge technology solutions to customers across various industries. Based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, he will be responsible for all sales of weld cameras and inspection… Continued

Pemamek names director for heavy equipment

Pemamek named Tuomo Ruuska director of segment sales and development of the heavy equipment segment. Ruuska will focus on supporting global sales of the company’s automated welding solutions for heavy equipment applications and further customer development. “The automated welding industry changes rapidly and there’s much potential for us to strengthen our position as the leading… Continued

Rex-Cut releases grinding wheel

Rex-Cut Abrasives’ Sigma Z grinding wheel blends rapid stock removal and operator control and is engineered for improved productivity. The high-performance wheel is for stainless steel, carbon steel, mild steel, galvanized steel and alloys. It boasts the highest metal removal rate out of the Sigma wheels. It also features cool grinding, extended wheel life and a… Continued

Nuburu awarded patent for copper welding

Nuburu was awarded a U.S. patent for blue laser applications of welding copper material and its alloys. This new patent is part of an additional seven patents that range across 3-D printing and material processing. “This new patent covers all forms of 3-D printing, welding and methods of opening up the keyhole using blue laser… Continued

Mechanix Wear launches welding glove line

Mechanix Wear’s Torch Welding Series gloves include a new fingertip design and high-wearing Durahide leather technology. Pulse TIG welding gloves feature glide-resistant side seam reinforcement for automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and construction welders. Cascade MIG welding gloves feature glide-resistant side seam reinforcement for automotive, manufacturing and construction welders. Flux Extended Gauntlet leather driver gloves feature an FR cotton liner and… Continued

Harris releases regulator for shielding gas

Harris Products Group’s Model 351 “zero” compensated flowmeter regulator for use with shielding gas protects the weld puddle against contamination from atmospheric air and other elements that can cause weld defects. The device utilizes a ball float and a variable area flowmeter to yield precise control of the welding gas. The control valve is strategically placed… Continued


Weiler Abrasives expanded its Tiger brand of abrasives to include cups, cones and plugs for metal fabrication, including fab shop, pipeline and shipyard applications. Tiger AO Type 11 cup wheels for grinders are precision balanced to ensure smooth, vibration-free operation and reduce operator fatigue, while wearing at the appropriate level to maximize grind rates. Designed… Continued

New face shields from Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC launched a new series of face shields. Four lens options are available – clear, clear anti-fog, shade 3 and shade 5. The face shields are lightweight in design for all-day wear and comfort and are impact-resistant to increase durability and protection. In addition, each face shield features HDV technology to provide… Continued

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