TIG Welding Class

The event has the word 'Fun' in its title and is billed as 'Spring Break for Pilots' so you can be forgiven if you thought it was all about recreation. Truth is Sun 'n Fun also has a significant amount to offer for those seeking education. From 8 am to 4 pm you can partake in a wide range of classroom and hands on forums. Continue reading "TIG Welding Class"

USA Weld Offers Portable Tungsten Grinder

HTP BAT Case FullThe new battery-operated tungsten grinder from USA Weld is portable and easy to take to any job. It offers six speeds, ranging from 8000 to 30,000 rpm with a digital display, and puts the perfect 2.5 degree point on the tungsten electrode each time, the company says.

The grinder is available as an adjustable model as well, with all the features of the company's standard grinder, plus the ability to adjust the angle, or the point of the tungsten, from 10-30°.

Standard or adjustable, both grinders include 1/16-inch, 3/32-inch and 1/8-inch collets, all enclosed in a convenient carrying case with the battery charger. Both versions of the grinder are also available as 110-volt models. Prices start at $269.95.

For more information, visit www.USAWeld.com, or call 800/USA-WELD.

Free Welding Kit with Purchase of Plasma Cutting System

Customers who purchase a Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster True Series manual plasma cutting system between October 1 and December 31, 2012, can receive a free Thermal Arc 95 S stick welding kit, valued at $341. The offer applies to CUTMASTER 52, 82, 102 and 152 models. Redemption forms and instructions may be obtained on the Thermal Dynamic’s web site (www.thermal-dynamics.com) or at participating distributors.

Thermal Dynamics designed the CUTMASTER TRUE Series with the idea that the recommended cut capacity should also be the true cut capacity. A recommended cut will have a smooth cut face with little or no dross, requiring little or no rework or grinding. The Cutmaster True Series ranges in price from $2,397 to $4,736.

The Thermal Arc 95 S welder weighs 9.7 pounds, measures about the size of a lunchbox and uses 115V household power to provide 90 amps of stick-welding output at 20% duty cycle. The 95 S can weld with 6011, 6013, 6014 and 7018 electrodes up to 3/32-inch diameter.

For more information, visit www.victortechnologies.com, or call 636/728-3000.

New Multiprocess Welding System

Victor Technologies has introduced the Fabricator 211i, a fully integrated MIG-Stick-TIG inverter welding system. The Fabricator 211i weighs 57.3 pounds and offers the flexibility of using either 115 or 208/230 VAC single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz. It delivers a welding range of 5 to 150 amps on 115 VAC and 5 to 210 amps on 230 VAC.

The 211i responds to changing weld conditions within 13 microseconds, which is 16 times faster than competitive Stick/TIG inverters and 640 times faster than conventional MIG welders, the company says. The Fabricator 211i features power factor correction (PFC). It draws 22% less primary current than competitive MIG welders, is less likely to trip circuit breakers, can provide full rated output on a 30-amp/230V circuit and reduces utility bills because of its efficiency, according to Victor Technologies.

The Fabricator 211i package has an MSRP $1399; it includes a Tweco MIG gun, stick electrode holder and work clamp, and a Victor regulator.

For more information, visit www.victortechnologies.com or call 636/728-3000.

Wicks TIG Welding and Superflite Covering Workshops in January

Wicks Aircraft Supply is offering a pair of two-day workshops for homebuilders that focus on TIG welding and the Superflite aircraft-covering process. The events are planned for individuals seeking initial contact or refreshing experience with required skills for aircraft construction. No prior experience is needed. Continue reading "Wicks TIG Welding and Superflite Covering Workshops in January"

Wicks Announces Fall Workshops

Want to get a leg-up on your welding or fabric-covering skills? Wicks Aircraft might be able to help.

The company has announced the dates for workshops this fall to take place at the Highland, Illinois, headquarters.

--September 18 will be a one-and-a-half day covering and painting workshop hosted by SuperFlite. Workshop cost is $200 for EAA members, $225 for non members.

--Two-day TIG welding workshops will take place on September 11-12, October 16-17, November 13-14, and January 8-9, 2011. Workshop cost is $399 for EAA members, $425 for non members.

For more information, visit the Wicks website.