Brothers of the Arc Welding Giveaway
Written by Weld.com
Weld.com is looking for the best welders in the industry to share their work with us in the forum and through social media. As one of the largest producers of free online welding videos, we receive a lot of merchandise from companies asking us to review their products. More often than not, we get to keep the stuff, whether we release a video on it or not. Well, the time has come to unload a lot of this free stuff, in addition to helmet stickers and other free swag for the shop. Enter, the "Brothers of the Arc Welding Giveaway"....
Here's how it works:
So that's it. Simple enough, right? Now go show us your welds!Read More
Bug-O Systems / Weld Revolution Partnership Announced
Written by Bug-O Systems
Bug-O Systems Appointed Master Distributor of Weld Revolution SpinArcTM Welding Torches for USA and Mexico
Bug-O Systems is pleased to announce an exclusive OEM and Distribution relationship for SpinArcTM welding torches covering USA and Mexico. Weld Revolution has also appointed BUG-O Systems as a global distributor for their product line. Bug-O Systems provides mechanized welding systems that are fully integrated with Weld Revolutionâ€™s innovative and patented SpinArcâ„˘ welding torches. The integration of the two systems provides a complete solution. Fabricators and manufacturing companies will reduce their costs, increase productivity, and improve their quality by utilizing the advantages of mechanized SpinArcâ„˘ welding.
Three Reasons to Invest in Pulse
Written by Weld.com
You can't go far in the welding circles without hearing about pulse these days. With the emregence of #weldporn and the Instagram revolution, people are becoming more and more fascinated by pulse welding. Manufacturers are pushing the addition of pulse features on their machines and consumers are buying.
So what is pulse? Simply put, pulse welding alternates amperage from a peak setting to a background setting at set intervals. For example, if you set your machine at 100 amps and 1 pulse per second with a background current of 50%; your machine will go from 100 amps to 50 amps and back to 100 amps every second.
The truth is, pulse welding isn’t needed in most instances, so why buy in?
Whether you are selling commissioned artwork or aluminum trailers, customers care about weld aesthetics. Pulse welding is one way you can achieve a very uniform “stacked dimes” look to your weld. The method is often used when welding bike frames and tuna towers to acheive beautiful, consistent welds.
2. Heat Control:
One of the major advantages to TIG welding is the ability to have very fine control over heat
input. Pulse welding gives welders even more control over the puddle by allowing them to put less heat into the work piece, while still achieving proper fusion. This is why pulse is often used when welding extremely thin materials and edges. We did a video back in January of 2013, called “TIG Welding Stainless Steel Corner Joints”, where we showed the difference between pulse and no pulse on a corner joint.
3. Welding Out of Position:
Another advantage to pulse welding is that it allows your puddle to freeze faster. This is particularly advantageous when you are welding out of position. By pulsing, you can keep your puddle in the joint, leading to better penetration and weld performance.
So the question remains, is pulse worth the investment? With inverter technology making power sources more affordable every day, the answer is a resounding, YES!. You never know when your next job is going to require you to have just a little more control over the weld pool and you'll wish you had it.
For more information on pulse welding and how to set your pulse settings, subscribe to TIG Time on YouTube.
HFT Releases New Gas Detection / Analyzing Instrument
Written by HFT
For the first time, a unique Weld Purge MonitorÂ® Gas Detection and Analyzing Instrument has been designed and developed that reads from atmospheric level of oxygen down to one part per million (ppm), breaking all technological boundaries in one instrument.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Limited HFTÂ® continues to grow its innovation of Weld Purge MonitorsÂ® that were designed and manufactured 40 years ago this September. The PurgEyeÂ® 600 incorporates the features and benefits of all the other Weld Purge MonitorÂ® designs in the HFTÂ® Family Range, but for the first time, this one instrument has a full range of measurement reading from atmospheric concentration (20.94%), down to 1 ppm, accurate to 10 ppm. Readings are indicated either as parts per million or in percentage.