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TIG Welding

TIG Welding

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) – more commonly referred to as TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding – is an arc welding process that uses a nonconsumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. In TIG...

Spot Welding

Spot Welding

  Another type of commercial and industrial welding is so-called “spot” welding. The car in your driveway was manufactured with hundreds of spot welds, on the frame, the body, the suspension, etc. When you...

Smith Welding

Smith Welding

Smith Equipment Manufacturing was founded by Elmer Smith as Smith Inventions in 1916. Located in a garage in Minneapolis, it was primarily a design and manufacturing operation building a line of oxy-acetylene welding and...

Plastic Welding

Plastic Welding

  While plastic welding¬†might seem like a strange idea, it’s really a quite common and practical way to join plastic components.¬† The welding of plastics was originally developed in pre-WWII Germany, when a shortage...

Plasma Cutters

Plasma Cutters

Plasma cutting is the process of using a plasma torch to cut steel and other materials of various thicknesses. This cutting action is accomplished by blowing an inert gas out of a nozzle at...

Oxy Acetylene Welding

Oxy Acetylene Welding

Oxy-acetylene is one of the oldest and most universally used welding processes. In oxy-acetylene welding, oxygen and acetylene gas are combined in a torch handle to produce a flame that burns at over 6000...

Miller Welding

Miller Welding

Miller Electric Mfg. Co is a leading manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment for fabrication, construction, manufacturing, and other industries. The company is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and is wholly owned by Illinois...

MIG Welding

MIG Welding

MIG is a form of arc welding where a wire is continously fed into the welding gun, where it becomes the electrode and melts into the weld pool. A much smaller electrode wire is...

Lincoln Welding

Lincoln Welding

Lincoln Welding was founded in 1895 and today is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio,...