Acetylene Generator

NOTE Acetylene generator equipment is not a standard included in this manual for information only. a. Acetylene is a fuel gas composed of carbon and hydrogen (C2H2), generated by the action of calcium carbide, a gray stonelike substance, and water in a generating unit. Acetylene is colorless but has a distinctive odor that can be easily … Read more

Can Your Welding Machine TIG Weld Aluminum?

A considerable number of our clients ask about welding machine requirements in order to TIG weld aluminum. TIG weld Aluminum with Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP) or DC(+) **Can you TIG weld aluminum without AC and a High-Frequency box? **Yes, you can actually weld aluminum with a low-cost DC power supply. It doesn’t make it any easier and … Read more

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)

The plasma arc cutting process cuts metal by melting a section of metal with a constricted arc. A high-velocity jet flow of hot ionized gas melts the metal and then removes the molten material to form a kerf. The basic arrangement for a plasma arc cutting torch, similar to the plasma arc welding torch, is shown in figure … Read more

Ornamental Welding

Founded in 1985 and with over 20 years of experience, Maine Welding Company is devoted to ornamental welding which builds visual appeal and character for your home, office, or business. Your unique custom welding designs and fabrication can be created with a quality hand-forged process using the finest materials and craftsmanship. Ornamental welding by Maine Welding Company brings style, individuality, … Read more

Miller TIG Welder: Miller Diversion 165: Ac/Dc TIG Welder

Miller TIG Welder Diversion 165 AC/DC TIG Welder has an Easy-to-understand operator interface. Only three switches to operate the machine: Power switch Material selection switch Amperage control/material selection switch Inverter-based, AC/DC power source provides a more consistent welding arc while operating more efficiently. Miller TIG Welder Diversion 165 AC/DC ** has fully adjustable amperage control from 10-165 … Read more

Arc Welding Electrode Classification System

The SMAW electrode classification code contains an E and three numbers, followed by a dash and either “15” or “16” (EXXX15). The E designates that the material is an electrode and the three digits indicate composition. Sometimes there are letters following the three digits; these letters indicate a modification of the standard composition. The “15” or “16” … Read more

Types of Welds

Types of Welds. It is important to distinguish between the joint and the weld. Each must be described to completely describe the weld joint. There are many different types of welds, which are best described by their shape when shown in cross-section. The most popular weld is the fillet weld, named after its cross-sectional shape. … Read more

Carbon Arc Welding (CAW)

Carbon arc welding is a process in which the joining of metals is produced by heating with an arc between a carbon electrode and the work. No shielding is used. Pressure and/or filler metal may or may not be used. Carbon Arc Welding Equipment Electrodes. Carbon arc welding electrodes range in size from 1/8 to 7/8 … Read more