New! Magnum® PRO 100SG Spool Gun
Feeding soft aluminum MIG wire through a standard "push" welding gun can be difficult. One cost-effective, simple alternative is a spool gun.
A spool gun is a self-contained gun that is equipped to feed wire electrode from small spools (4-inches in diameter and weighing 1 lb.) mounted on the gun.
The new Lincoln Electric Magnum PRO 100SG spool gun features standard Magnum PRO front end parts, including Copper Plus™ contact tips, diffuser, and nozzle.
This entry-level spool gun is sold in a kit which includes a spool of aluminum wire, contact tips, drive roll, electrical switch harness and a sturdy carrying case.
The gun is compatible with a number of our POWER MIG® wire feeder welder models and does not require the use of a bulky adapter module.
Carpenter's Union Incorporates Virtual Reality Arc Welding into Training Program
While, to many, it might seem that welding and carpentry wouldn't go hand in hand - in reality, union carpenters need to have welding certifications in their skill set. From form systems and interior systems to pile driving and more, welding -- and the related training needed for certification -- plays an integral role in the carpentry field.
The Southeast Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center is one of the first United Brotherhood of Carpenters educational facilities to purchase a VRTEX® 360 Virtual Reality Arc Welding Training System from Lincoln Electric - a company with which the school has a strong relationship, both in equipment used throughout the facility and also in ongoing educational and technical support.
100 Boy Scouts Descend Upon Lincoln Electric Headquarters for Welding Merit Badge Training
Lincoln Electric is teaming with Boy Scouts of America to help Scouts earn the Welding Merit Badge, giving these youth the ability to explore career pathways available to them, from skilled trades all the way to engineering opportunities in manufacturing and construction.
As part of this exciting new partnership, 100 Scouts underwent hands-on welding training at Lincoln Electric's headquarters on Saturday, April 13.
"Lincoln Electric is helping Scouts get excited about such career options as welding, engineering and manufacturing in a hands-on way, while earning their badges," says Carl Peters, Lincoln Electric's Director of Technical Training. "They get to explore different career pathways by trying something new. And, they’ll get a sense of accomplishment when they walk away with their own welding project - a specially designed eagle. You should see the pride these kids have when they weld up that eagle. That really makes it worth it for us."
The Boy Scouts created the Welding Merit Badge in close collaboration with the American Welding Society and industrial partners. To earn the badge, scouts must learn welding safety requirements, demonstrate first aid procedures that may be needed in the welding environment, demonstrate proficiency in skill sets related to the welding of joints, and learn about careers in various industries that employ welding skills.
How I Did It Project: Nature-Themed Fire Pit
One of Craig Ramsay's projects is this fire pit featuring silhouettes of a leaping deer, buffalo, butterflies and jumping fish looking to feast on a large insect.
The fire pit's outside diameter is 4-foot x 4-foot. Craig plans to make an adjustable grill to fit under the top so he can use the fire pit as a BBQ too.
After taking a welding class at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Technology Center, Craig purchased a previously owned Lincoln Electric Ranger® 8 engine driven welder (current model is Ranger® 225
) and a new Lincoln Electric PRO-MIG® 180
wire feeder welder for turning his project ideas into reality.
Craig says "Welding is an absolute blast of fun and just plain joyful from my perspective. Thanks Lincoln for such terrific machines."
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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