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CO2 Laser Cutting vs. Fiber Laser Cutting

The rapidly growing science of laser cutting is dominated by two main methods — carbon dioxide (CO2) laser cutting and fiber laser cutting. Both processes offer increased precision and versatility for shops of all sizes. Plus, the technology is continuously evolving toward improved precision, easier use, and greater flexibility.

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What is Plasma? Your Beginners Guide

Plasma cutters are so accessible and easy to use that we take the science behind them for granted. So, what is plasma, really? Most of us learned in high school that there are three states of matter and as energy is applied to a substance it changes state from [...]

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MIG Anti-Spatter Coatings for Welding and How to Use Them

If you’ve ever spent time and effort meticulously welding your project, only to find a large amount of spatter all over it when you’re done, then you share the frustration that sometimes comes with MIG welding. And the time that it takes to remove the spatter only adds to [...]

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5 Causes Of Contact Tip Burnback & How to Solve Them

The wire is one MIG gun component that can make or break a successful weld. A good, steady wire feed increases your ability to maintain consistently good welds. But what if your MIG wire burns back to the tip, causing burnback and sputtering your work to a quick halt?

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5 Tips To Reduce Excessive MIG Welding Spatter

Ask any welder what causes spatter when MIG welding and the answer will be … MIG welding. MIG setups use electrode wire that bonds with the metal to form the weld, and spatter is the excess molten wire that bonds with everything else. In this article we will discuss: [...]

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Create Sustainability & Save Money Through VR Welding Training

Increased sustainability and lower costs may not seem like a compatible couple. But thanks to some innovative thinking and state-of-the-art tech, teachers, business owners, and welders are forging a new, virtual way to accomplish both at once. Here’s the rundown on how virtual reality plays a role in welding, [...]

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Automotive Robots for Welding and Manufacturing: Benefits & Applications

Many manufacturers have implemented automation into their day-to-day operations, and the automotive industry is no different. In fact, automotive robots have been aiding in the production of cars since 1967. General Motors (GM) implemented the first industrial robot, called the UNIMATE, which performed spot welding. It wasn’t until the [...]

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Your MIG Welding Consumables Are Backordered. Now What?

The world we find ourselves in is a strange one. Orders are up for just about everything, yet nothing seems to be available. Supply chains are more like supply Swiss cheese. Items are tied up in WIP awaiting the last few critical components. It seems as if the whole [...]

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How to Prevent Premature MIG Contact Tip Failure

Contact tips are meant to fail. They’re one of the most used (and abused) consumables, and it’s important to replace yours on a regular schedule. But ask any welder their frustrations about the job, and premature contact tip failure is likely to be near the top of the list. [...]

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How to Decide on the Right Robotic Through-Arm MIG Welding Gun

More and more users of robotic MIG welding systems are switching from the older “over-arm” assemblies to modern robotic through-arm MIG gun configurations. The through-arm MIG gun allows the cable assembly to reside inside the robotic arm, instead of outside the arm, which is where the cable is found in [...]

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Ask About our Torch Replacement Conversion Program.

Ready to increase the lifetime of your consumables and the quality of your cuts (or welds) by switching to American Torch Tip? We are so sure you will love our products that we will replace all of your torches – for free – with lifetime warranties when you become a regular customer. Reach out to learn more.

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