IWDC announces promotion

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) promoted Keith Werkley to vice president of sales & vendor management. Werkley joined the IWDC in 2016, and has played a key role in its growth over the last five years. As a key member of the management team, he has helped the IWDC execute several strategic initiatives during his… Continued

Weiler’s new multi-pass welding guide

Weiler Abrasives is offering a downloadable PDF of its new Multi-Pass Welding Guide. The company developed the guide for industries that commonly weld thick metal joints with multiple passes for increased strength, including oil and gas, pressure vessel, construction, shipbuilding and more. The guide provides step-by-step instructions for abrasives selection and usage for part prep… Continued

AWS Foundation provides welding kits to schools

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, in partnership with Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, offers the Light a Spark grant. “The AWS Foundation is extremely pleased to offer these grants to high schools that do not currently offer a welding program, thus providing hundreds of students the opportunity to experience welding for the first time and… Continued

HGG appoints GM for North America

Gerrit Teunissen was appointed general manager for HGG Profiling Equipment operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Teunissen will have direct responsibility for all North American operations, including customer service and support, product and sales management. He will work out of HGG’s customer service and support center in Houston. “With the appointment of Gerrit… Continued

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

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