Articles from this issue

New induction heating equipment for the jobsite reduces costs and labor needs

April 19, 2024

Part art studio, 100 percent advanced manufacturing space, a fabricator in Connecticut harnesses the best of both worlds

April 19, 2024

Human expertise is needed for automated welding success

April 19, 2024

Greater productivity is within reach with the use of teach pendants with enhanced designs

April 19, 2024

A national leader in mechanical contracting work takes a digital approach to producing the parts its customers need

April 19, 2024

Twelve questions with an aerospace welding engineer

April 19, 2024

Four predictions for 2024: AI is set to supercharge robotic automation

February 13, 2024

Productivity benefits of all-position, flux-cored products

February 13, 2024

New technologies are helping to make weld fume extraction smarter and, in turn, welders safer

February 13, 2024

An all-new abrasives development has hit the market, and it’s coming just in time for a changing manufacturing landscape

February 13, 2024

10 ways pulsed MIG welding leads to increased productivity

December 18, 2023

Handheld fiber laser welding and collaborative robotics come together in a highly productive cell

December 18, 2023

As laser welding becomes more approachable for smaller shops, now is the perfect time to explore its benefits

December 18, 2023

Automating TIG welding is becoming more feasible

December 18, 2023

Using tandem welding to produce parts for the yellow goods industry is the best choice

December 18, 2023

How the advantages of cobots over traditional methods could change the welding landscape

October 19, 2023

Pairing the right heat treatment and filler metal for optimized welds

October 19, 2023

Plasma cutting is made nearly foolproof with easy-to-use technology that lowers operating costs while maximizing performance

October 19, 2023

Insights gained from Fabtech on apprenticeships and the role they’ll play in shaping the industry for the future

October 19, 2023

Industry experts weigh in on the state of welding today and what the future looks like

August 24, 2023

Patented software reduces scrap and offers big cost savings and quality improvements

August 24, 2023

An American Welding Society webinar addresses the considerations required for automation implemention

August 24, 2023

Automated, robotic welding solutions deliver big results for heavy equipment manufacturers

August 24, 2023

A Texas fabricator and erector takes on big structures with compact engine drives

August 24, 2023

Spot welding advancements for aluminum welding

June 16, 2023

Putting a focus on robotic welding cell connectivity leads to improvement opportunities

June 16, 2023

How new technology can help with the lack of skilled TIG welding professionals

June 16, 2023

An American Welding Society virtual conference put women and automation in the spotlight

June 16, 2023

Key features that increase the safety and comfort of welding helmets

June 16, 2023

A new automated MIG welding system offers high deposition rates and high weld quality

June 16, 2023

The importance of making welding simulation software more accessible

April 12, 2023

Stay in the know about the trends in cobot welding solutions

April 12, 2023

With new features and technology, advanced wire feeders offer significant time and cost savings

April 12, 2023

With tele-manufacturing, working remotely finally makes its way to the welding trade

April 12, 2023

A commitment to quality products, strategic partnerships and a strong company culture leads a trailer manufacturer to the top of the heap

February 13, 2023

AWS and Vectis join forces to empower the next generation of manufacturing professionals

February 13, 2023

An equipment manufacturer answers customer questions about resistance welding process monitoring

February 13, 2023

A lesson from a weld shop on getting organized and staying focused

February 13, 2023

Cost and capabilities are typical considerations when buying a new CNC plasma system – but what is overlooked?

December 9, 2022

Four steps to avoid fire risks related to industrial dust collection systems

November 3, 2022

For one metal fabricator, cobots provide a major productivity boost for welding and machine tending

October 12, 2022

New electrode solutions make managing a high-volume or robotic MIG welding operation easier

October 11, 2022

Leading heavy equipment welding automation provider addresses digitization and the future of shipbuilding

October 11, 2022

Tips to improve welding productivity on jobsites

October 11, 2022

Corporate customers get the spotlight in a new American Welding Society campaign that’s raising awareness for the organization’s educational offerings

October 11, 2022

Sawing experts outline the best steps to take when onboarding new saw operators

October 11, 2022

In high-production welding operations, whether general manufacturing, automotive, railcar or any other industry, much is at stake if errors are made.

August 11, 2022

Have you ever done something that could be referred to as “shooting from the hip?

August 11, 2022

When the snow flies, snow removal crews must keep roads clear for emergency vehicles and other drivers

August 11, 2022

A search on Google for “welding videos” produces more than 45 million results.

August 11, 2022

Through-the-arc seam tracking enables more welding applications to be tackled by cobots

June 8, 2022

Making light work of heavy fabrication welding

June 8, 2022

Understanding and eliminating time sinks in robotic welding

June 8, 2022

Cobot welding technology offers solutions to labor and production problems

June 8, 2022

To develop, update and maintain its standards, the American Welding Society calls on the industry to volunteer

June 8, 2022

Trends and realities: The future of robotics in industry

June 8, 2022

Choosing the right protective welding gear minimizes safety risks and maximizes productivity

April 11, 2022

Silicon control technology can help with post-weld cleanup

April 11, 2022

The new president of Wire Wizard discusses the future of the company

April 11, 2022

Making the case for why manufacturers need cobot welders

February 9, 2022

Learn what causes ugly welds and how to avoid them

February 9, 2022

Recent tech advancements allow programming of welding industrial robots and cobots with minimal training

February 9, 2022

Don’t get buried under the clutter – use the 5S method for workplace organization to create a competitive advantage

February 9, 2022

A weld monitoring and control system leverages AI technology for use on the shop floor

February 9, 2022

A significant change to a popular line of plasma cutters ushers in the next generation

February 9, 2022

A weld cleaning system for stainless steel replaces outdated, two-step weld cleaning processes

December 8, 2021

Faced with labor shortages, quality concerns and global competition, manufacturers turn to automation

December 8, 2021

Investment in plasma cutting technology allows a shop to reach a new customer base

December 8, 2021

A new reality show on Netflix brings much needed interest to the trade

December 8, 2021

Determining robotic welding ROI in a low-volume, high-mix environment

November 9, 2021

Duplex stainless steel is a popular choice for storage tanks, which delivers opportunities for fabricators that know how to weld it

November 9, 2021

Barriers to automated welding are eliminated through innovative software and fixturing solutions

November 9, 2021

As the need for clean energy ramps up, nuclear power becomes part of the discussion

November 9, 2021

As the need for welding professionals grows, AWS launches its Welding Workforce Data website

November 9, 2021

Welding application benefits that come with flux-cored wires

October 12, 2021

An innovative solution eliminates nozzle spatter buildup, allowing welders more arc-on time

October 12, 2021

Establishing safety protocols is crucial for any fab shop, especially one just starting out

September 8, 2021

Welding cobots address labor shortages and bottlenecks at a fraction of the cost of traditional automation

September 8, 2021

A Miami-based shop takes on larger projects after implementing plasma cutting technology

September 8, 2021

A simplified process for high-energy, high-deposition welding

September 8, 2021

AWS certification is well worth the time it takes to achieve it – and with AWS’s blended educational offerings, test prep has never been more convenient

September 8, 2021

Helmet options are abundant, but don’t get caught up in the mix – it’s crucial to choose wisely

August 12, 2021

Fabtech organizers, including the CEO of the American Welding Society, sound off on the return of Fabtech and the significance of attending the show in person

August 12, 2021

An automated material positioning and welding company tackles new wind energy projects

August 12, 2021

Five tips for understanding aluminum TIG filler metals, setup and welding

August 11, 2021

Zirconia alumina is among the most durable abrasive grains for welding and metal fabrication applications. The extremely fine crystalline microstructure…

July 13, 2021

When it comes to cladding operations, consistency, quality and speed of delivery for suppliers to the energy and oil and…

July 13, 2021

The manufacturing challenge of improving productivity while maintaining quality and keeping costs in check affects every industry, and welding is…

July 13, 2021

A vital component of a robotic system is the controller-attached teach pendant, which remains the most common interface to program…

July 13, 2021

Few will argue that collaborative robots, or cobots, haven’t created workflow improvements in manufacturing. But to get the maximum value…

July 13, 2021

The American Welding Society launches initiative to bring more young welders into the fold

June 14, 2021

John the Welder contributes to the welding community in a variety of ambitious ways

June 14, 2021

A forward-thinking manufacturer eliminates $45,000 of extra costs with new MIG guns and consumables

June 14, 2021

The core struggles common to most fabricators are easily addressed with robotic welding technologies

June 14, 2021

Advancements in welding technology address the challenges associated with building and repairing yellow goods

June 14, 2021

As laser welding gains in popularity, a brief lesson brings understanding to those interested in its benefits 

May 10, 2021

Q&A reveals how to find productivity when programming robotic welding operations

May 10, 2021

How to create an environment for the welders of today

May 10, 2021

Each has pros and cons, but fastening proves cost effective over welding in some applications

April 12, 2021

The right mix of robots and technologies can greatly enhance robotic welding of larger parts

April 12, 2021

Social media welding industry celebrity Nate Bowman helps advocate the value of AWS certifications   

April 12, 2021

By leveraging a longer plasma cutting torch, companies expand their range of applications and improve operator safety

April 12, 2021

Stick and TIG welding are similar enough to be offered in the same machine, but each process has distinct advantages

April 12, 2021

An equipment manufacturer in Montana overcomes labor shortages, boosts quality and improves productivity with a cobot welder

March 10, 2021

Using metal-cored wire developed specifically for galvanized steel provides high deposition rates and faster travel speeds

March 10, 2021

For separating service men and women, Operation Next serves as a stepping stone toward advanced manufacturing careers in civilian life 

March 10, 2021

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Newport News Shipbuilding puts a spotlight on the important role women play in its business

March 10, 2021

A career in underwater welding can take an individual around the world, but the associated risks must be considered    

February 10, 2021

Improvements made to welding cobots and peripheral technologies address today’s needs

February 10, 2021

If you have the right stuff, the aerospace industry awaits with open arms

February 10, 2021

There are a lot of podcast junkies in the world and quite a few welding junkies, too. But what happens when the two combine?

January 11, 2021

Compared to the more common safety hazards confronted by welders, grinding wheels may seem harmless – but caution must be taken

January 11, 2021

Manufacturers looking for productivity gains can benefit by streamlining welding personnel and processes

January 11, 2021

Beyond the bandsaw itself, blade selection should be a top factor for fabricators looking to increase productivity

December 10, 2020

Hermetic sealing technologies enable reliable welds to protect electronic devices from harsh environments

December 10, 2020

Using pure argon in TIG welding delivers productivity and quality benefits along with reductions in cost

December 10, 2020

Putting programmers, machine operators and maintenance staff on the same page saves money

December 10, 2020

Welders and welding engineers should make it a best practice to consult filler metal data sheets

December 10, 2020

Taking the proper steps before welding proves beneficial for the overall process

November 16, 2020

Scanning and software solutions for long seam weld inspection

November 16, 2020

Considering duplex stainless steel as a potential material for the future includes the material’s weldability

November 16, 2020

Better MIG welding outcomes are the result of knowing the particulars about your craft

November 16, 2020

AWS’s Arc 2 Art initiative serves as a beacon to the welders that flex their creative muscles

November 16, 2020

MIG welding has many advantages, but safety concerns must be heeded

October 14, 2020

A rundown of the most popular robotic welding processes

October 14, 2020

From selecting the right gun to the role of consumables, get tips for making MIG welding improvements

October 14, 2020

A shipyard implements a robotic welding system and realizes productivity gains

October 14, 2020

High-tech saw offerings propel fabricators into a new realm of quality and productivity

October 14, 2020

At Newport News Shipbuilding, workforce development isn’t just a passing phase, it has always been an integral part of doing business

October 14, 2020

Process monitoring systems usher in the future of laser welding quality control

September 16, 2020

A rural Nebraska school prepares students for a world of opportunities

September 16, 2020

A Florida-based manufacturer makes the most of modern plasma cutting

September 16, 2020

Companies looking to improve their mold repair processes should consider laser DMD

September 16, 2020

Welding is a part of life on any working farm or ranch, where versatile, reliable equipment is needed

September 16, 2020

Companies that make smart equipment investments are better positioned to tackle future opportunities as well as future uncertainty

August 10, 2020

Understanding aluminum ensures welding meets code criteria and performance requirements

August 10, 2020

Increase welding throughput with these common-sense tips

August 10, 2020

To achieve advances in plasma cutting, designers must balance component costs, cooling needs and reliability in extreme conditions

August 10, 2020

High-performance robots can offer flexibility for success in today’s volatile marketplace

August 10, 2020

When sized, set up and maintained properly, dust collection systems address a variety of safety concerns

July 8, 2020

Students who train with up-to-date MIG welding guns and consumables are better prepared for their future careers 

July 8, 2020

TIG welding is extremely effective despite its drawbacks

July 8, 2020

For pipeline welders, using the right abrasive products is critical when keeping to project deadlines 

July 8, 2020

Understanding and measuring the benefits that new sawing products deliver

June 10, 2020

Understanding and leveraging a robotic universal weld interface leads to increased quality no matter the manufacturer’s location

June 10, 2020

A joining engineer gives young Americans a unique perspective on what a career in automotive welding might entail

June 10, 2020

A small weld shop addresses a shortage of trained welders by using a cobot-powered welder

May 6, 2020

A new robot highlights advancements in automated spot welding while making the case for single-source procurement

May 6, 2020

Robotics increasingly find a place in heavy equipment manufacturing

May 6, 2020

A resistance welding equipment distributor in Mexico delivers cutting-edge technology, training and support

May 6, 2020

Beveling for optimum welds and increased productivity starts with selecting the right tool

April 8, 2020

A custom boat builder’s capabilities are rounded out with a high-definition plasma cutting system

April 8, 2020

Choosing the right filler metal can address common welding concerns

April 8, 2020

Three Excellence in Welding award recipients are proof positive that the next generation of welders is in good hands

April 8, 2020

A new system improves fiber laser welding of critical aerospace and defense assemblies

March 9, 2020

Visits to pipeline jobsites lead to useful knowledge on what welder’s helpers need to increase performance

March 9, 2020

Tips to help welders quickly identify and react to solve common welding problems

March 9, 2020

Veterans can attain AWS certification in a variety of ways and find a way to pay for it, too

March 9, 2020

When it comes to choosing consumables and filler metals, careful selection leads to better results

February 10, 2020

A breakthrough in metallurgy has vast implications for manufacturing lightweight products

February 10, 2020

Significant barriers exist for automating the welding process, but cobots are stepping in to overcome them

February 10, 2020

For critical welding applications, thorough and detailed documentation is required

February 10, 2020

One welder’s unique approach to his artistic designs involves letting the owner provide the materials

January 8, 2020

Understanding the benefits of a multi-process welder and tips for choosing the right one

January 8, 2020

New developments for capturing weld fumes at the source

January 8, 2020

Five myths and truths about using robotics in welding operations today

January 8, 2020

Reducing downtime in robotic welding operations with new consumables

January 8, 2020

Laser welding technology for dissimilar metals in batteries drives electric vehicle efficiency

January 8, 2020

Makerspaces – a new kind of civic infrastructure – empower us all to create and share what we make

December 9, 2019

Collaborative robots bring benefits to high-mix, low-volume weld shops with no capital investment required

December 9, 2019

Manufacturing extractor equipment for the booming cannabis industry

December 9, 2019

Making buildings, bridges and critical infrastructure earthquake-proof

December 9, 2019

Advice on choosing the right plasma power source and controller for the right price

December 9, 2019

Advice for new business owners on accommodating custom welding projects

November 6, 2019

Examining the financial implications of poor weld execution and weld quality

November 6, 2019

Considerations for investing in collaborative robots in manufacturing

November 6, 2019

Welding automation solutions assist manufacturers with building increasingly larger wind towers

November 6, 2019

Tips for writing a welding procedure specification

November 6, 2019

Continued developments in angle grinders ensure they remain the most versatile and indispensable tool in the shop

October 7, 2019

Integrating weld data into a digitalized manufacturing operation helps identify welding bottlenecks

October 7, 2019

Fabtech Products 2019

October 7, 2019

Four industry heavyweights collaborate to offer a new conference on quality control and inspection

September 9, 2019

Shape recognition is the next step in expanding laser welding applications

September 9, 2019

New ways of looking at welding training can help speed up the process

September 9, 2019

From the gun to the robot – safety is the key to success in automated welding environments

September 9, 2019

Whether farming or fabricating, plasma cutting fills farmers’ diverse needs

September 9, 2019

Years of sawing experience result in robust companies and a wealth of industry knowledge

August 12, 2019

Ultrasonically welded cable lug joints offer electrical performance advantages

August 12, 2019

With more interconnected devices, the need grows for a universal solution to oversee all automation tools required for production

August 12, 2019

When welders and welding engineers share a common language, it leads to the construction of safer structures

August 12, 2019

Online-based software for recording and analyzing welding data to help optimize welding operations

July 10, 2019

At AWS, teams of volunteers are dedicated to compiling and disseminating resources aimed at keeping welders safe

July 10, 2019

Automating a challenging resistance welding application delivers significant increases in efficiency

July 10, 2019

For on-site oil and gas pipeline work, welders and their helpers bring toolboxes full of indispensible products

July 10, 2019

From industry downturn to recovery, welding innovations fill multi-faceted needs

July 10, 2019

From major company milestones to safety solutions and more, sawing operations improve in myriad ways in the new Sawing Productivity

June 10, 2019

Filling the need for a small, highly functional and fast six-axis robot

June 10, 2019

Spec welder by day, artful welder by night – and a social media influencer, too

June 10, 2019

Improve workflow with a new approach to supplying industrial gas at the jobsite

June 10, 2019

An AWS keynote speaker discusses the ongoing welding labor shortage and the role technology plays in overcoming it

June 10, 2019

As automotive materials get thinner, MIG brazing becomes more critical in carmaking operations

June 10, 2019

Thanks to recent technology advancements, lasers join metals faster and more accurately than ever before

May 8, 2019

Resistance welding is used in a plethora of applications; getting to know the process can be a boon for welding professionals

May 8, 2019

New portable exothermic system offers unique cutting capabilities

May 8, 2019

Technologies used to overcome obstacles encountered when welding large structures

May 8, 2019

Sawing Productivity – April 2019 Issue

April 8, 2019

A look at keyhole TIG welding – its benefits and limitations

April 8, 2019

Can one dust collector handle welding and plasma and laser cutting?

April 8, 2019

A Canadian hydraulics manufacturer takes matters into its own hands with custom-built welding cells

April 8, 2019

New MIG welding consumables reduce troubleshooting, downtime and rework

April 8, 2019

An excavation equipment company unearths the benefits of the latest in plasma cutting

April 8, 2019

Exploring the American Welding Society at 100 – including its proud past and promising future

April 8, 2019

By adding friction stir welding to the multi-tasking capabilities list, fabricators gain a sophisticated joining method

March 11, 2019

New consumables offer long life in automated plasma cutting systems

March 11, 2019

Bringing awareness to the issues that truly affect the bottom line

March 11, 2019

How to achieve quality wire welds

March 11, 2019

Helping America’s veterans establish successful, sustainable careers in welding

March 11, 2019

Two sawing equipment companies position themselves – and their customers – for a prosperous future in manufacturing.

February 11, 2019

Solutions for pre-weld or post-weld challenges when working with aluminum

February 11, 2019

Pairing vision-based software with collaborative robots results in greater accuracy and productivity

February 11, 2019

The development of low-manganese flux-cored electrodes benefits welders exposed to fumes

February 11, 2019

In orbital welding, the quality of the tungsten electrode directly impacts the quality of the weld

January 10, 2019

A new welding app teaches welding theories and techniques

January 9, 2019

For automotive manufacturers, friction stir welding machines stir the imagination for electric vehicle production

January 9, 2019

Indoor air quality challenges and solutions in automotive manufacturing

January 9, 2019

The more sawing customers know about their equipment, the faster their business will grow. As seen in the latest Sawing Productivity found within the latest issue of Welding Productivity.

December 10, 2018

Thanks to an abundant number of AWS certifications, learning to lay down a weld is just the first step in the welding career journey

December 10, 2018

Utilizing dry ice pellets at high velocity to clean welding equipment can greatly reduce downtime

December 10, 2018

Industry success is available with a spool welding robot that allows fabrication shops to reduce reliance on operators

December 10, 2018

Valuable advice to improve productivity in a manufacturing welding operation

December 10, 2018

Exploring the ways in which young adults are being positively influenced to choose careers in welding

December 10, 2018

A comprehensive high school in northeastern Pennsylvania gives students a head start on the future 

November 14, 2018

The quality of tube and pipe production improves with the implementation of weld cameras

November 14, 2018

Save hours on the job site every day with updated remote control welding technologies

November 14, 2018

Advancements have allowed robotics and laser technology to be used for precise welding and cutting

November 14, 2018

Sawing developments give fabricators reductions in noise, secondary operations found in the latest issue of Sawing Productivity within Welding Productivity.

October 10, 2018

Welders tasked with getting into tight spaces to produce quality welds have many tools to assist them

October 10, 2018

A variety of sensor technologies have taken welding automation to new heights

October 10, 2018

Welding and cutting equipment that has advanced shipbuilding for decades offers more with new features

October 10, 2018

Chicago’s skyline wouldn’t be the same without the talent and dedication of Ironworkers Local 63

October 10, 2018

Based on a larger automated profile cutting solution, a new machine is available for smaller shipbuilders

October 10, 2018

Fabtech 2018 arrives in Atlanta this year at the Georgia World Congress Center from Nov. 6 to 8. Serving as North America’s largest metalforming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, it is expected to attract more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies across more than 625,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space.

October 10, 2018

To weld nickel like a pro, rely on a process that produces quality welds faster than TIG/GTAW

September 6, 2018

In her Nebraska school, one artist creates interesting works with the help of a plasma cutter

September 6, 2018

A new forging die repair technology helps welders get out of the heat

September 6, 2018

Effectively remove metal with proven air carbon-arc gouging tips and advice

September 6, 2018

Whether seeking out maintenance skills or a totally new career path, a welding education goes a long way in the agricultural industry 

September 6, 2018

Sawing Productivity – August 2018 Issue

August 7, 2018

Although considered cleaner than MIG welding, resistance welding comes with its own indoor air quality challenges

August 7, 2018

With a new harder tungsten substrate and an optimal tooth wedge angle, these carbide burrs rise above commodity status

August 7, 2018

A YouTube star who prefers TIG welding finds a new equipment source

August 7, 2018

A small change in a projection welding process offers big benefits to the auto industry

August 7, 2018

Robotic welding continues to evolve, but for the best use of the technology, fit-up is an important consideration

August 7, 2018

As the nation’s infrastructure ages and new buildings constantly pop up, structural welders are in high demand

August 7, 2018

Determining if your application could benefit from rotary friction welding

July 11, 2018

Improve productivity in pipe welding with welder/generator technologies

July 11, 2018

Using a laser tube cutter provides advantages for downstream processes, including welding

July 11, 2018

To transport liquefied natural gas, large vessels are specifically designed with a strong attention to liquid tightness and temperature control     

July 11, 2018

Reasons why flux-cored wire runs better than solid wire in a range of applications

July 11, 2018

Beyond the saw: how to keep operations safe and productive

June 6, 2018

Effective dust and fume collection requires precise system design – even for something as simple as the ductwork

June 6, 2018

Understanding the nondestructive weld testing techniques available to fabricators

June 6, 2018

Virtual reality training systems reduce costs and bring new welders up to speed quickly

June 6, 2018

The ability to bridge gaps up to 1 mm wide allows laser welding to replace conventional welding

June 6, 2018

As more manufacturers gravitate toward lean manufacturing, an innovation for shielding gas management emerges

June 6, 2018

7-Axis robots allow manufacturers to use more robots in tighter spaces

June 6, 2018

Portable fume and dust collectors allow welders to take safety precautions with them – wherever the job may be

May 9, 2018

How to successfully apply robotic welding to small-batch, high-variation parts

May 9, 2018

As an increasing number of cars go electric, battery manufacturers must adopt novel welding technologies 

May 9, 2018

Improve welding productivity in heavy equipment manufacturing with metal-cored wire

May 9, 2018

Depending on what a student is looking for – an education for a new career or an opportunity to improve skills – there is a school choice that fits

May 9, 2018

As manufacturing advances, sawing OEMs forge ahead

April 9, 2018

When stainless steel surfaces are properly cleaned, downstream processes, such as welding, are positively affected

April 9, 2018

Automation means much more than labor savings for a global manufacturer of heat exchangers

April 9, 2018

Every welder needs to be familiar with welding symbols, whether they find them frustrating or fun to decipher

April 9, 2018

When provided with a new definition of high-definition plasma, fabricators quickly see the technology’s benefits

April 9, 2018

Automating pipe welding just got easier with a high-tech robotic welding solution

April 9, 2018

With exceptional cooling, a modified TIG process sets new benchmarks in terms of quality, speed and cost effectiveness

April 9, 2018

Choosing the right abrasive from the beginning leads to long tool life, superior finishes

March 6, 2018

Manganese: What every welder needs to know

March 6, 2018

A new tool helps manufacturers determine if they can afford to invest in a robotic workcell

March 6, 2018

Get a better, clearer, more colorful view with the right welding helmet

March 6, 2018

Welders that have good basic math skills are better prepared for the welding world

March 6, 2018

A commercial diving school in Seattle trains students on the complexities of welding underwater

March 6, 2018

In 2018, fabricators benefit from blades and saws designed with them in mind.

February 7, 2018

Understanding the unique challenges faced by aerospace manufacturers when it comes to indoor air quality

February 7, 2018

Aircraft manufacturers place passenger safety as priority No. 1 – all the way down to the prep work required for weld repairs

February 7, 2018

Contact tip recess is often overlooked as a variable that can affect the quality of a weld

February 7, 2018

Two companies partner to offer a unique welding solution for collaborative robots

February 7, 2018

For those looking for a career that offers good wages and job security, welding could be the answer

February 7, 2018

Advice for choosing the right grinders and abrasives in 2018 in the January 2018 issue of Welding Productivity.

January 3, 2018

While the animals might not migrate at the Buffalo Zoo, a portable plasma system allows the workers to easily move about

January 3, 2018

Speakers at the Lightweight Materials and EV Body Structures Manufacturing Technologies Summit give a preview of what to expect at the February event.

January 3, 2018

To best protect employees, it’s key to understand how machine manufacturers design with safety in mind

January 3, 2018

Automotive industry supplier Magna develops technology for joining steel and aluminum using the CMT welding process

January 3, 2018

Tips and tools to enhance bandsawing operations

December 6, 2017

Robust capabilities aside, standard welding equipment often comes in second to a custom-made solution

December 6, 2017

Advances in fume guns means it might be time to take another look

December 6, 2017

Stud welding equipment advancements and benefits

December 6, 2017

Still programming with a pendant? Robotic simulation software has many companies getting out of teach mode forever

December 6, 2017

Jim Wright took his passion for building things in his shop to YouTube success

December 6, 2017

Addressing the challenges in thermal welding of aluminum alloys

November 14, 2017

To take advantage of the latest welding technology, leasing equipment may be the answer

November 14, 2017

Protecting welders from the chronic illnesses related to fume exposure

November 14, 2017

Augmented reality technology delivers more realistic welder training

November 14, 2017

All the ways compact plasma cutters offer big benefits in the shop and out in the field

November 14, 2017

In times when economic uncertainty looms, Lincoln Electric employees rest assured their jobs will be there in the morning

November 14, 2017

Sawing Productivity – October 2017 Issue

October 11, 2017

A major supplier of Coast Guard patrol boats utilizes Hypertherm equipment to produce quality ships

October 11, 2017

NFPA 68 Standard: Explosion venting requirements for dust collectors

October 11, 2017

Tips to optimize the robotic weld cell

October 11, 2017

Reducing costs in rework during shipbuilding fabrication

October 11, 2017

For the production of electric car batteries, laser welding is becoming a manufacturing norm

October 11, 2017

Fabtech 2017 blows into Chicago’s McCormick Place from Nov. 6 to 9 to wrap up a blustery year!

October 11, 2017

A welding industry leader and a tech school partner together on a program to infuse more welders into the workforce

September 6, 2017

Taking a new approach to plasma table cleaning and maintenance can improve productivity and uptime

September 6, 2017

Determining whether tip extraction is right for your robotic weld fume collection needs

September 6, 2017

Improved welding solutions for automotive exhaust systems using advanced welding

September 6, 2017

Avoiding the welding problems that can arise from the various pieces of equipment in the MIG setup

September 6, 2017

Sawing Productivity

August 9, 2017

Initiatives for safer, more efficient technologies for cleaning stainless steel welds

August 9, 2017

When fabricators understand the ins and outs of downdraft table dust collection systems, employee health and safety improve

August 9, 2017

When it comes to welding helmets, passive and auto-darkening lenses both have pluses and minuses

August 9, 2017

With gas-shielded flux-cored wires, complex considerations result in optimal results

August 9, 2017

New technology helps job-site welders by providing more welding control with fewer cables

August 9, 2017

A new view on operator safety and productivity in the world of abrasives and deburring.

July 10, 2017

Speeding up pipeline production without compromising quality

July 10, 2017

Maintenance tips for a robotic arc welding cell

July 10, 2017

Creating intricate designs and practical pieces, two artists find commonality in a powerful plasma torch

July 10, 2017

How a few simple steps can uncover the savings potential in welding operations

July 10, 2017

Post-retirement from Koike Aronson, Jerry Leary discusses his mentors, business strategies and a Labor Day weekend surprise

July 10, 2017

Sawing Productivity is a special edition insert that will be published in select issues of FAB Shop Magazine Direct and Welding Productivity.

June 7, 2017

Ways to prevent and treat welding burns to the eyes and skin

June 7, 2017

Comparing air-cooled and water-cooled MIG guns

June 7, 2017

A Total Cost of Ownership analysis helps welding shops determine the best dust collection system

June 7, 2017

Ohio State researchers make strides toward a new welding application to lightweight automobiles

June 7, 2017

Strategies that fight downtime in robotic resistance spot welding cells

June 7, 2017

Tackling small resistance welding applications comes with a big focus on high currents

May 9, 2017

Controlling fume extraction costs for heavy equipment manufacturing

May 9, 2017

Thomas Bull carries on his grandfather’s work, hand cutting signatures out of steel with a Victor oxyfuel torch

May 9, 2017

A large parts fabricator relies on its customization skills to serve customer needs

May 9, 2017

Leverage the power of software to gain productivity beyond the cutting arc

May 9, 2017

Spatter control, along with other welding issues, can be solved by inverter and waveform technology

May 9, 2017

Sawing Productivity – April 2017 Issue

April 12, 2017

A refresher on the EPA’s NESHAP Rule 6X keeps welders breathing easy

April 12, 2017

A how-to on correcting poor wire feeding, starting with drive roll tension

April 12, 2017

What it takes to get a consistent and quality weld from a robot

April 12, 2017

Appliance manufacturing becomes agile and flexible thanks to robotics and laser welding

April 12, 2017

The latest fiber laser welding techniques for 3-D parts open up new product design possibilities

April 12, 2017

A new view on operator safety and productivity in the world of abrasives and deburring.

March 8, 2017

Weld inspection cameras – understanding the options to make the right choice

March 8, 2017

Common causes of poor wire feeding and how to get around them

March 8, 2017

An innovative magnetic technology for holding heavy, thin and thick metal parts allows welding without worry

March 8, 2017

To achieve quality air conditions in military manufacturing, there are several considerations to keep in mind

March 8, 2017

Not just any weld shop can tackle the demands that come with producing aerospace parts

March 8, 2017

Sawing Productivity

February 8, 2017

Comparing the cost, safety and productivity benefits of plasma and oxyfuel helps companies determine which cutting method to use

February 8, 2017

A three-way partnership turns into a win, win, win for industry leaders

February 8, 2017

Timber harvester benefits from next-generation power source that upgrades weld seam quality and appearance

February 8, 2017

Evaluating auto-darkening welding helmets

February 8, 2017

Industry experts provide views on the challenges and trends for the welding industry in 2017 and beyond

February 8, 2017

When weld seams have to be durable but also practically invisible, automakers opt for laser brazing

January 11, 2017

Understanding weld fume arms and how to choose the right one for your workplace

January 11, 2017

Collaborative robots assist industries beyond those that typically use robotics

January 11, 2017

With nearly unlimited materials and joining options to consider, automakers collaborate to achieve common goals

January 11, 2017

A welding method often thought of as a tool for joining large parts is finding new uses

January 11, 2017

Bringing jobs back to western New York, specifically Buffalo, is a major priority for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He’s…

December 6, 2016

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow provides a launching pad for on-the-verge manufacturing technologies, like those found in naval construction

December 6, 2016

Providing high indoor air quality is a competitive advantage, not just an obligation

December 6, 2016

Guidelines for improving welding performance with E6010 and E7018 electrodes

December 6, 2016

A new welding system will be used in the construction of the 2020 Summer Olympics stadium in Tokyo

December 6, 2016

Three young entrepreneurs prove that making it in the metalworking industry takes guts and gumption

December 6, 2016

Sawing Productivity’s November 2016 special edition insert published in the issues of FAB Shop Magazine Direct and Welding Productivity.

November 8, 2016

The importance of “upskilling” in today’s welding education programs

November 8, 2016

A docking station protects welding guns from damage and accidental triggering, serving as a solution for safety and increased productivity

November 8, 2016

A perfectly beveled edge can make a big difference in producing the highest quality weld possible

November 8, 2016

When it comes to arc welding versus laser welding, Nd:YAG and fiber laser systems offer a leg up with precision welding solutions

November 8, 2016

In industrial applications, manufacturers benefit from tips for welding high-strength low-alloy steels

November 8, 2016

New ultrathin cutting wheels produce quick, clean cuts and have durability typically not associated with thin wheels

November 8, 2016

Discover the newest products and technologies showcased at Fabtech 2016 in Las Vegas

October 11, 2016

Tube and Pipe Magazine – October 2016 Issue

October 11, 2016

October 2016 Issue of Sawing Productivity

October 11, 2016

Rockford Systems educates robotic welding users on safety standards and designs safety solutions to meet those standards

October 11, 2016

Oxyfuel advice from the Annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program

October 11, 2016

Troubleshooting a poorly performing cable is an essential part of any MIG welding operation

October 11, 2016

For shipbuilders, a new welding gun keeps welders from breathing hazardous fumes – even in the most confined enclosures

October 11, 2016

Using an ironworker for weld prep can make a welder’s job easier and more productive

October 11, 2016

Sawing Productivity – September 2016

September 7, 2016

Milwaukee Tool releases new heated outerwear, touts biggest redesign to date

September 7, 2016

4Many manufacturing industries have to manage up and down cycles with the exception of the food production industry, which can…

September 7, 2016

Understanding the sources and remedies of hydrogen-assisted cracking in pipeline welding applications

September 7, 2016

Before the temperature drops, welding shops need to plan ahead in terms of fume and dust collection

September 7, 2016

An enhanced spray transfer MIG process yields faster welding travel speeds than conventional solutions

September 7, 2016

Agriculture equipment manufacturers require sophisticated welding processes that offer flexibility and high productivity

September 7, 2016

By developing a focused, effective safety training program, manufacturers can reduce the total cost of worker injuries

August 10, 2016

The importance of removing detrimental weld filler elements from the weld prior to coating

August 10, 2016

A new generation of welding system provides efficient all-around welding with extended functions

August 10, 2016

Hypertherm plasma technology gives a bridge fabricator the cut quality it needs to support the U.S. infrastructure

August 10, 2016

TIG welding aluminum is challenging but can be done successfully with the right equipment, as one marine repair shop is well aware

August 10, 2016

Manufacturers’ heightened focus on exotic, high-strength metals pushes renewed interest in resistance welding

July 12, 2016

Improvements in track motion systems allow for successful robotic arc welding

July 12, 2016

MIG gun troubleshooting, repair and maintenance tips to maximize performance and uptime

July 12, 2016

Tips for improving productivity in submerged arc welding applications

July 12, 2016

Pipefitters benefit from a new machine that reduces the time-consuming process of preparing pipes for oil-and-gas welds

July 11, 2016

Sawing operations improve through process evaluations and improved service packages

June 13, 2016

With the help of automation companies and a world-class systems integrator, storage trays are welded as if they were car parts

June 9, 2016

Understanding robotic welding peripherals and how to get the most out of them

June 9, 2016

Optimizing MIG welding requires an understanding of the seven variables of wire delivery

June 9, 2016

Faced with ever-changing floor plans, fume extraction has been a challenge for automotive manufacturers – until now

June 9, 2016

Challenges and solutions to welding galvanized steel automotive parts

June 9, 2016

The growth of lightweight materials in vehicles is driving new joining processes

June 9, 2016

Seven questions to ask before purchasing a welding information management solution

May 9, 2016

How arc welders and the electromagnetic fields they produce affect employees with pacemakers and ICDs

May 9, 2016

To produce high-quality products with long life, removing weld scale prior to coating is a must

May 9, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman answers the call for compact workcells for robotic welding

May 9, 2016

Five basic steps to extend the life of heavy equipment through hardfacing

May 9, 2016

First-time buyers have a lot to consider when investing in a robotic automation system

April 5, 2016

ABB builds on the needs of metal fabricators in response to new innovations in welding technology

April 5, 2016

Gunderson Marine, one of the largest shipyards in America’s northwest, automates its cutting operations

April 5, 2016

With steel sheets weighing 20 tons and up to 200 mm thick, Fronius and Trumpf combine forces for a massive hybrid-laser-welding project

April 5, 2016

Robotic welding could be trending upward in white goods manufacturing as a way to feed the demand for new appliances

April 5, 2016

Some common mistakes to avoid when welding aluminum

April 5, 2016

ESAB’s new Rebel proves that designing products based on the voice of the customer leaves everyone on top

March 10, 2016

Ohio State University researchers make advancements in vaporizing foil actuators, potentially changing the future of manufacturing

March 10, 2016

Welding students learn the ropes regarding abrasives safety, eliminating accidents to zero in three years

March 10, 2016

An eco-friendly alternative to oxyacetylene and other gases for metal cutting saves money and time and is also safer to use

March 10, 2016

Computer modeling helps fabricators see the path to better air quality

March 10, 2016

A beveling tool increases productivity when prepping pipe and plate for welding

March 9, 2016

To maximize the benefits of MIG welding, it’s best to know the criteria for selecting the right gun

February 8, 2016

Methods for removing weld spatter and weld slag prior to coating

February 8, 2016

A resistance welder that debuted at Fabtech 2015 exemplifies the philosophies of lean manufacturing

February 8, 2016

Quality Industries’ investment in a robotic welding cell allows it to keep up with production increases for solar equipment parts

February 8, 2016

Instead of welding specialty metals using standard electrodes and wires, custom solutions can provide better results

February 8, 2016

New inverter uses high-speed communication to create an intelligent arc that responds quickly to variables in application

January 6, 2016

While DC stick welding is the go-to option, AC stick might offer a better solution in some cases

January 6, 2016

A brief history of manufacturing safety in the United States

January 6, 2016

Tackling the challenges of welding aluminum in auto body repair begins with the right equipment

January 6, 2016

When applicable, fabricators benefit from switching to automated, spooled-wire welding techniques

January 6, 2016

Wisconsin-based Super Steel launches a training program to bring in skilled workers and support the local economy

November 23, 2015

Advancements in multi-process welders help contractors address shipyard challenges

November 23, 2015

Considerations to provide a good foundation for tooling safety

November 23, 2015

To understand whether laser welding is right for a specific application, it’s key to ask the right questions

November 23, 2015

The benefits of laser welding using filler rods to repair damaged molds

November 23, 2015

Proper preparation of tungsten electrodes for arc welding begins with the fundamentals

November 23, 2015

With the correct contact tip recess, welding efficiency improves while downtime is reduced

November 23, 2015

Like a good recipe, a good welding procedure includes the information needed to make a quality weld

September 29, 2015

Determining the best abrasive for post-processing weld grinding starts by understanding the family of abrasive products

September 29, 2015

With welding systems designed and engineered to work together, users earn more benefits

September 29, 2015

Superior wear resistance and freedom-to-choose welding positions result in reduced operating costs

September 29, 2015

Get a sneak peek of the products and services that will be showcased at the industry’s big show in Chicago

September 29, 2015

A new technology reduces the time and expertise required for programming robotic welding.

September 29, 2015

Dedicated software streamlines the task of performing preventative maintenance on sophisticated welding equipment

September 29, 2015

Manufacturer reduces maintenance time and improves productivity with centralized fume extraction systems.

August 4, 2015

A shielding gas offers protection from hydrogen-assisted weld cracking.

August 4, 2015

Minimize downtime, costs and quality risks with the right high-amperage consumables.

August 4, 2015

Auxiliary axis components allow for increased access when using robotics to weld parts.

August 4, 2015

High-speed rotating arc welding increases productivity and quality.

August 4, 2015

With IPG Photonics’ laser seam stepper, the benefits of resistance spot welding and laser welding come together.

August 4, 2015

A patented TIG welding process is the perfect candidate for automation

August 4, 2015

To lightweight its vehicles and enhance their capabilities, the U.S. Army is leveraging sophisticated welding technologies.

August 4, 2015

Sophisticated welding techniques help launch the aerospace industry to new heights.`

May 30, 2015

To successfully weld 6000 series aluminum, it’s important to understand all of the key aspects.

May 30, 2015

Understanding how low-hydrogen stick electrodes work and how to get the best weld out of them.

May 29, 2015

Getting to know the best practices for handling and storing filler metals

May 29, 2015

After some growing pains, plasma cutting evolved into a reliable and productive technology with even greater potential.

May 29, 2015

From cleaning and preparing to finishing, the new TIG Brush sets industry standards for stainless steel.

May 29, 2015

Measuring and improving welding productivity comes down to keeping track of the details.

May 29, 2015

A pair of lightweight robots helps to limit manual welding tasks, making larger production runs more economical.

May 29, 2015

The Hypertherm HPRXD short torch was developed to fit HGG Profiling Equipment’s unique system design. What resulted was the creation of a shorter, non-quick disconnect torch assembly capable of proper beveling motion within HGG’s 3-D cutting chamber.

March 26, 2015

Advanced welding technology in a new multi-process system facilitates productivity and quality gains.

March 26, 2015

Performing a machine safety evaluation or risk assessment is an important step for any manufacturer to protect its people

March 26, 2015

Fixtureless tooling allows manufacturers to handle a variety of parts on one machine

March 26, 2015

As more businesses make Minnesota their corporate home, skilled welders are in high demand

March 26, 2015

Fume guns do a great job of removing the fumes right at the source, but can be bulky and might not work well for every application.

March 26, 2015

Welding Productivity’s main goal is to keep our readers informed and up-to-date on the latest technology and products in the welding industry. Here’s a look at some of the latest-and-greatest welding consumables available today from leading manufacturers.

March 26, 2015

Although new joining processes, such as bonding or punch riveting, are coming increasingly into play, welding is and will remain a key technology in the production of special vehicles.

January 28, 2015

The metal fabrication industry continues to develop new alloys for new applications and products at a quick pace. This rapid development of different base metals sometimes requires new filler metals, unique shielding gases and equipment.

January 28, 2015

Understanding and extending contact tip life.

January 28, 2015

Plasma torch consumables play an essential part in achieving a successful material cut. As the consumables within the plasma torch wear over time, however, the quality and accuracy of the finished parts is diminished. The most probable consequences of using worn consumables are out-of-tolerance production parts, resulting in costly rework, wasted material and torch damage.

January 28, 2015

When cleaning the air of welding fumes, captured fumes must be exhausted either inside or out – with the chosen location dictating the overall approach to compliance.

January 28, 2015

Iowa contractor gains optimized arc performance for critical pipe welding, simplified cable management and complete control at the weld joint.

January 28, 2015

PPE for portable abrasive wheel applications.

January 28, 2015

Trumpf unveils its TruLaser Robot 5020 to record-breaking Fabtech Atlanta attendance.

January 27, 2015

Remote laser welding advancements usher in a new method for automotive component production.

January 27, 2015
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