New! VRTEX® Mobile
The VRTEX® Mobile is the newest addition to the VRTEX® family of virtual reality arc welding training products. It delivers basic, hands-on entry-level training in a portable package.
The VRTEX® Mobile features:
Pre-installed basic GMAW (MIG) package and optional SMAW (Stick) package, providing training for flat plate, tee joints and groove joint using the universal gun handle.
Tabletop coupon stand, touchscreen user interface and speakers, as well as a monoscopic, face-mounted display in a VRTEX® branded helmet.
Students will learn proper machine set-up by following a welding procedure specification (WPS) and experience a realistic welding puddle, sounds and effects.
New! Robotic Welding Education Cell 2.0
The new Robotic Welding Education Cell 2.0 is a self-contained, advanced robotic welding training package that is ideal for training and demonstration purposes in a welding lab, classroom or even at a recruitment event.
The new cell features a dramatically increased weld area (over 150% larger compared to the previous model) with its expandable table, frame and doors and is designed to fit through a standard doorway.
New! High Deposition UltraCore® Gas-Shielded Flux-Cored Wires
UltraCore® HD-12M and HD-12C are mild steel, gas-shielded flux-cored wires designed to provide the high deposition rates and low temperature impact toughness required in many heavy fabrication applications. They feature premium arc performance, fast freezing slag and flat weld beads.
UltraCore® HD-12M is designed for 75-80% Argon / balance CO2 shielding gas and HD-12C is designed for 100% CO2.
'63 Mercury is the Winning Car in the Design Your Dream Giveaway
There were a lot of great entries for Lincoln Electric's Design Your Dream Giveaway
, but only one winner!
Chip Foose called the winner from the Lincoln Electric booth at FABTECH in Las Vegas, Nevada last week to congratulate him and discuss the details of his '63 Mercury makeover.
How I Did It Project: Skid-Steer Attachment
Submitted by: Dave Munn
Dave Munn fabricated this multi-use skid-steer attachment out of 2-inch x 4-inch x 1/4-inch steel box tube and 3/8-inch thick steel plate.
The attachment can function as a boom for use on a construction site to set walls, garage or pole barn trusses, or to set small equipment in a basement or truck. The hook on the end allows for slightly over 21 ft. of height. There is also a hook closer to the skid-steer for positioning heavier items. The attachment can also accommodate a snow plow.
A hitch receiver tube was welded on the bottom cross bar of the attachment so you can easily move trailers around the job site.
Dave selected Lincoln Electric Excalibur® 7018 MR®
stick electrode to weld the project because of how smooth it runs and the easy slag removal.
The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.
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