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How To Reduce Dross and Slag During Plasma Cutting

Reducing Dross in CNC Plasma Cuts What is Dross and Slag? “Dross” refers to the unwanted accumulation of waste and foreign matter resulting from molten metal created during the plasma cut. The term “dross” is often used interchangeably with the words “slag,” and “spatter.” Whichever you choose to call [...]

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How To Fix An Erratic Arc: MIG Troubleshooting

Your weld is going perfectly – until your arc starts to crackle, flare up, or otherwise misbehave. An erratic arc is likely due to a wire-feeding problem or conductivity issue, but getting to the source can be time-consuming when you’re dealing with so many interconnected, intricate parts.

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5 Causes Of Contact Tip Burnback

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? This common issue happens when the wire burns [...]

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

How to Decide on the Right Robotic Through-Arm MIG 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 [...]

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How To Keep Track Of Changing Steel Prices – 2018

Steel tariffs have only been in effect for a few months, but metal buyers are already starting to feel the pain. President Trump enacted 25% tariffs on steel imported from the European Union, Canada, China and other countries earlier this year, and since then prices have been on the [...]

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4 Reasons You Can’t Miss FABTECH 2017

FABTECH is North America’s largest fabricating, metal forming, welding and finishing event. This year it will be hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. With over 50,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibiting companies cover over 750,000 square feet, there’s no excuse to miss it. If you’re looking for the top [...]

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4 Tips for Improving Robotic MIG Gun Welding

MIG is surely the most popular platform for most welding operations. Robotic MIG guns help decrease the cost of productivity and maintenance in most industries. Here are a few tips to help you improve your Robotic operations even more.

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Why Equipment Durability Is Important to Skilled Trade Workers

Working with high-quality, durable equipment is always smart move, especially for welders and other skilled trade workers, as this often makes the difference between a job well done and a worker who’s not getting paid. Skilled trade work can be demanding in nature, involving long hours, short deadlines and [...]

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How To Avoid Unintended Plasma Bevels 2

As anyone working with automated plasma cutting systems can tell you, plasma shops spend a lot of time and money correcting and cleaning up from the results of bad plasma cuts. Whether they’re grinding off excessive dross from the finished work or even having to recut pieces altogether because [...]

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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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