Thomas C Wilson


Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, mostly metals, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion. It is a widely used technique in the fabrication of equipment such as tubes or heat exchangers. Below you can find the latest newsitems that involve the topic of welding. If you wish to include your newsrelease on our Stainless Steel World Americas website and email newsletter, please feel free to contact us.

IPG Photonics’ LightWeld XR Delivers High Energy Density to Penetrate Thick Materials

IPG Photonics has launched the LightWeld XR hand-held laser welding and cleaning system with an expended variety of capabilities to address more materials and thicknesses than previous models in the line.

Fronius’ MagicCleaner Offers Electrochemical Cleaning of Stainless TIG Welds

The newest generation of the MagicCleaner is available in two models from Fronius. This electrochemical cleaner cleans and passivates stainless steel TIG welds and surfaces to help welders meet high standards of aesthetics and hygiene. The machine also can mark workpieces with logos or serial numbers.

Machinability Improved Stainless Steels

A machine shop in Finland uses machinability-improved 316L bar to boost cutting speeds and improve chip breakage.

Arc Welding Processes and Welding Procedure Specifications

Gerald Solano has been working in the welding industry for over 35 years. Currently, he is the Senior Technical Advisor on Welding Technology for KBR, a world-renowned engineering company, and is also a current AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector.

Tweco® Centrovac Fume Extraction MIG Gun Captures Harmful Welding Fumes

Annapolis Junction, Md. – Tweco®, an ESAB brand, has introduced three models of Centrovac fume extraction MIG guns that remove welding fumes at the gun nozzle to help meet OSHA and ACGIH standards.

ESAB introduces Exaton 19.9.Nb HF

ESAB has introduced Exaton 19.9.Nb HF, classified as an AWS A5.9: ER347 as well as an EN ISO 14343-A S 19 9 Nb, is a 300 series austenitic steel submerged arc welding wire with niobium and high ferrite to further increase weld deposit mechanical properties at elevated temperature.

SWCR: Spring rewind arc welding reels power rewind

The Hannay SWCR arc welding reels are designed to handle single conductor electrode cable or grounding lead and offer a heavy-duty spring motor and quick connection to any welder.

Developing a weld procedure to join 17-4 PH to SA 516

During a recent project, a client requested the development of an ASME Section IX WPS for the joining of SA 693 Type 630 (17-4 precipitation hardened stainless steel) to SA 516 Gr.

National Welding Month recognized by engineers

Welding is the process of using high heat to fuse metal together. At Arnold Air Force Base, located in Tennessee, and the headquarters for Arnold Engineering Development Complex, there are boilermakers, pipefitters, ironworkers, sheet metal workers and machinists in the model and machine shop who specialize in the skill of welding.

Kemppi: designed for welders

Kemppi, a leader in the global welding market, has been through many changes during the last few years. In order for their story to portray what Kemppi is, the company has reviewed their brand story and slogan.