March 2008 News from


Gas Saver Kit for TIG / GTAW Welding Torch Inc. has added the high-performance Large Diameter Clear Gas Lens Kits to its webstore.

The CK(R) large diameter Gas Saver(tm) nozzle kit provides an inert atmosphere for welding reactive metals like titanium, molybdenum, nickel-based and aluminum based alloys as well as non-reactive metals like stainless steel. The kits are engineered to be lightweight for improved operator comfort and torch control. The Pyrex glass nozzle provides excellent visibility as well.


Tungsten for Robotic TIG Welding
tungsten electrodesBob, the welding engineer for a manufacturer in Georgia was having TIG welding problems, from poor arc start to inconsistent arcs. Plus, they were going through a lot of tungsten…. find out what Joe Welder(tm) recommended….

Plasma Arc Welding Torch from Arc-Zone.comOptimizing Your Plasma Arc Welding Equipment
A large industrial company was experiencing poor weld quality with their Thermal Arc(R) Ultima 150 Plasma Arc Welding machine … read Joe Welder’s recomendations…


There’s been a lot of talk lately about the welder shortage:

* Solving The Welder Shortage: he nation is starving for welders. Here’s how you can make a difference. by Jim Horvath
* Solving the Welder Shortage One Tinkerer at a Time, Miller Viewpoints
* Where Have all the Welders Gone by Ilan Brat, Wall Street Journal

And there’s been a lot of talk about why women don’t become welders: the job is too tough a job, too dirty, etc. The fact is there are a lot of misconceptions about what kind of work welding is, and what kind of women weld– and at we’d like to change that.

Carmen ElectrodeWe’re initiating a new regular feature for our site, Women in Welding, and plan to feature women welders. If you are a woman who welds, or know a woman who welds, let us know…. details online.

Read our first installment, Debra Montgomery, Woman Welder.


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