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New gas-shielded flux-cored wires from Hobart


Hobart introduced FabCO 91K2-M gas-shielded flux-cored wire to accompany its reformulated FabCO 91K2-C wire. Both wires are for single- or multi-pass, all-position welding on offshore, shipbuilding, heavy equipment and structural fabrication applications. The FabCO 91K2-C wire is classified to AWS A5.29 Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes for Flux-Cored Arc Welding as an E91T1-K2C J H4 wire for use with 100 percent… Continued

Lincoln Electric offers new welders/generators

Frontier 400X

Lincoln Electric’s new Frontier 400X diesel engine-driven welders feature a compact and rugged design. Powered by a 24.7-hp, turbocharged Perkins diesel engine, the unit delivers 400 amps of welding output and 11 kW of 1/3 phase auxiliary power to run tools on the jobsite. It features an impact-rated digital user interface for good machine control… Continued

Central McGowan makes three acquisitions in 2021


Central McGowan, a supplier of gases and equipment for the manufacturing, welding and medical industries in the upper Midwest, and a Fanuc- and Lincoln-authorized integrator, completed the acquisition of Preferred Welder Sales, Mankato, Minn., bringing its acquisition roster for 2021 to three. The company acquired Metro Welding Supply, Minneapolis, in April, and Fessler Carbonic Gas,… Continued

K-TIG appoints new U.S. distributor


K-TIG appointed California-based arc welding system specialist MITUSA Inc. as a Tier 1 distributor to supply its integrated products across the United States and into Mexico. Adrian Smith, K-TIG managing director, said it is an “exciting growth opportunity” which could enable increased sales in the region. “MITUSA is a well-regarded welding automation company specializing in automated seamers,… Continued

IWDC presents top award


Dave Ungru, Koehler Welding Supply Inc., was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) owners’ meeting in October. Ungru was recognized for his contributions to the IWDC, the industrial gas and welding industry, and the Madison, Ind., community. Bob Jackson played an integral part in the formation of the… Continued

Snow receives resistance welding award

TJ Snow

Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co., received the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago. The award was presented by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA). It recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the technology and application of the resistance welding process, which was invented in the late… Continued

Recognitions for UR’s education programs

Universal UR

Two recent endorsements of Universal Robots (UR) products and educational curriculum were awarded by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) and the State of Ohio’s Department of Education to pave the way for schools and industry to further leverage cobots. UR is the first robotics manufacturer to be selected for ARM’s new endorsement program… Continued

Harry Moser inducted to AME Hall of Fame

Harry Moser

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) inducted Harry Moser, president of the Reshoring Initiative, into the AME Hall of Fame during its 2021 international conference. The AME Hall of Fame recognizes industry thought leaders and influencers who support the values, principles and practices found within leading enterprise excellence organizations. “Lean/continuous improvement are keys to making… Continued

Norton’s felt polishing discs

Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives Rapid Polish felt polishing discs feature premium quality, pressed, hardened, thick felt material for creating smooth surfaces with single digit Ra and mirror finish shine. At 2,000 to 3,000 RPM, the discs stay cool and do not produce vibration, ensuring optimal finishes. Soft felt material makes the discs ideal for final finishing. They… Continued

Lincoln Electric announces new wire feeder

Lincoln Electric released its new Activ8x Pipe portable wire feeder. Designed with weld processes specifically optimized for pipe welding, the wire feeder allows welders to take the company’s root-to-cap weld processes – including STT Field and Pulsed MIG – out to the jobsite or right of way. The rugged and compact design provides durability to withstand the… Continued

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