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XMT 650 ArcReach Systems. Get next-level productivity, cost savings and power. Learn how.
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Miller Welding Education and Training Systems. Recruit, screen, train, re-qualify and manage your welders. Learn More.
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Build Better Ships. Build a Better Business.

Shipbuilding is a competitive, challenge-filled business. To be profitable, you need maximum productivity, quality and safety. Miller, Bernard and Hobart help you achieve your goals. Integrated welding systems, MIG Guns and filler metals include efficient, ship-specific solutions that deliver benefits not found in competing products. Get more work done with better quality in a safer environment — and produce a superior ship for your customer.

Shipbuilding Knowledge Center

When Preheating Before Welding, How to Choose the Right Equipment

Welding preheat equipment such as air-cooled cables and a new heating tool for induction, deliver flexibility and efficiency.
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Apex Steel Saves up to Two Hours Per Welder Every Day With Remote Control Technology

Structural steel contractor improves productivity and jobsite safety with Miller® ArcReach® technology.
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Welding Polarity Switches Made Easy: Technology Saves Time on the Jobsite

Learn more about welding polarity and how technology can save time by making it quick and easy to switch polarity at the weld.
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Lean Manufacturing Techniques Produce Fat Returns for Todd Pacific Shipyards

As part of company's effort to adopt "5s" lean manufacturing principles, Todd Pacific Shipyard took stock of its welding technology and traded older, larger, and inefficient welding equipment for compact, efficient new inverters and wire feeders from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. As a result, it has saved space, energy and rework time.
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6 Tips for Better GTAW Results

From proper base material identification and cleaning to selecting the right tungsten, taking precautions to prevent distortion and more, there are several tips to consider to gain the highest quality GTAW weld. Plus, knowing some best practices can help minimize costly downtime and rework.
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Out Back Aluminum Welding Relies on Versatility of Miller Dynasty 280 DX

Aluminum boat repair is made easier with the right equipment at Out Back Aluminum Welding.
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Georgia Machine Shop Triples Deposition Rate with Submerged Arc System and Metal-Cored Wire

Seeking greater productivity and efficiency, especially on larger weld build-up jobs that could take days or even weeks to complete, Capital City Machine Shop knew it needed a new submerged arc welding (SAW) solution. Capital City’s investment in two SubArc AC/DC 1000 Digital welding power sources, coupled with a switch to Hobart® metal-cored wire, resulted in productivity increases of 240 percent...
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Ability to Send Welding Parameter Commands through the Weld Cable Eliminates Costly Control Cables, Wasted Time in Construction, Shipbuilding

New ArcReach welding technology sends voltage setting commands through the weld cable and eliminates the need for an extra control cable.
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PipeWorx 400 Welding System Improves Manufacturer’s Productivity 50 Percent

A switch to Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD®) helped Sigma Thermal increase productivity while maintaining high weld quality.
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Aluminum Jet Boat Manufacturer Turns to Pulsed MIG to Keep Boat Production at Full Throttle

Smoky Mountain Jet Boats is known as a top-line manufacturer of aluminum jet boats that thrill riders in water as shallow as 4 inches. The boats are made to Coast Guard specs but wouldn't be profitable or even possible without Pulsed MIG welding.
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Shipbuilder Improves Quality Productivity with TIG Welders

Louisiana-based shipbuilder relies on the Dynasty® 400 TIG welders to meet customer deadlines and quality demands.
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Miller Preheating Technology for Roll-Welded Pipe Increases Quality, Productivity and Safety

Gaining consistency in preheating rolled pipe, or flat plate or seam welds, without the hassle and hazards of open flames, increases safety and efficiency.

Easily Achieve Targeted Preheat Temperatures on Moving Parts using Induction Heating from Miller

The Miller ProHeat™ rolling inductor heating system is a simple and cost-effective heating process.

Syncrowave® 300 and 400 TIG Welding Power Sources

Outdated equipment holds your operation back. Get current with Miller® Syncrowave® 300 and 400 TIG welding power sources!

Get Current: New Syncrowave® TIG Welding Power Sources

Get current with a new Miller® Syncrowave® machine. Reduce training time and expenses; get more productivity and better welds.

Welding Process Change Makes Manufacturer More Competitive

A welding process conversion to Regulated Metal Deposition (RMD®) helps Sigma Thermal stay ahead of the competition.

Save Time: XMT® 350 FieldPro™ System With Polarity Reversing

Walking to switch weld processes wastes productivity. Get it back with the XMT 350 FieldPro system with Polarity Reversing!

Miller Dynasty TIG Welding Power Sources: No Compromises

Miller Dynasty TIG welding power sources have versatile operating parameters for strong, precise, beautiful welds.

Topp's Mechanical: Induction Heating

Miller visits with Topp's Mechanical to discuss their use of Miller's induction heating technology in the ProHeat 35.

LiveArc System Helps Company Recruit, Train Employees to Produce Quality Welds

ALMACO chose to implement LiveArc™ welding performance system into its operations as a training tool.

Using Your Miller Supplied Air Respirator (SAR)

Learn how to properly use and maintain your SAR system to stay compliant keep it in good condition.

Using Your Miller Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

Learn how to properly use and maintain your PAPR system stay compliant and keep it in good condition.

UA Local 67 Trains New Pressure Welders with Miller's CST 280

Brian and Steve discuss the union's efforts to train a new generation of pressure welders in the face of a growing nuclear industry in Canada.

Miller XMT ArcReach System − Remote Control Power Source Without a Cord

Miller’s XMT® ArcReach™ System allows you to remotely adjust parameters at the wire feeder without the need for a control cord.

Dimension NT 450 with ArcReach System Stands up to Shipbuilding Welding Challenges

Ingalls Shipbuilding discusses the benefits of the Dimension 450 NT w/ WCC from Miller and the requirements for daily work in its shipyard on the Gulf Coast.

CST™ 282 Stick/TIG Welder: Portable, Simple, Flexible

Weld stick/TIG in the field or shop with the CST 282. Portable, flexible and easy to use, it delivers precise, high-quality welds.

AugmentedArc: the Industry's Most Realistic Welding Simulator System

AugmentedArc Augmented Reality Welding System from Miller is the industry’s most realistic welding simulator system, closely resembling live-arc welding.

Miller Dynasty 280 DX Multiprocess Weld Without Limits

AC/DC TIG, pulsed TIG, MIG, stick, flux cored — the versatile Dynasty 280 DX Multiprocess does it all.

Hollywood Hot Rods Loves Miller Weld-Mask for Welding in Real World Applications

Troy Ladd and team at Hollywood Hot Rods rely on the new Miller® Weld-Mask™ auto-darkening goggles for welding in tight spaces.

Dynasty 280 and Weldcraft Torch Provide Versatility for Aluminum Boat Repairs

Out Back Aluminum Welding relies on the Dynasty 280 DX TIG/Stick welder to gain flexibility and portability for TIG welding on boats — in the shop or at the marina.

Efficient and Easy-to-Use Miller PipeWorx 350 FieldPro System Impresses Mechanical Contractor

Using the Miller PipeWorx 350 FieldPro™ System, mechanical contractor Modern Piping Inc. noticed the quality welds received when Stick and TIG welding.

A Superior Multiprocess Solution for Portable Applications

The Maxstar® 280 Multiprocess delivers DC TIG, pulsed TIG, MIG and high-frequency arc start capabilities in a portable package.

Dynasty® 280 DX Multiprocess Provides Ultimate Versatility

The first industrial multiprocess power source to offer AC and DC TIG, pulsed TIG, MIG, flux-cored and stick welding.

Miller's Aluminum Welding System helps Metal Shark Aluminum Boats

Metal Shark increased efficiency, doubled production, and cut welding time in half by using Millermatic 350P pulsed MIG welders.

Miller's XMT ArcReach Improves Productivity in Shipyard Welding

Miller's new XMT ArcReach welding system allows welders to control voltage settings at the point of use without the need for a control cable.

Weld-Mask 2 Provides Versatile Solution for Welding Safety

Welding in confined spaces is no easy task. The lightweight Weld-Mask™ 2 can make the job a little easier — and safer.

K-zell Metals and the AlumaFeed Synergic Aluminum Welding System

K-zell Metals relies on Miller's AlumaFeed Synergic System for welding aluminum components. Benefits are excellent arc starts and aesthetics.

Smoky Mountain Jet Boat Built with Pulsed MIG Technology

Jet Boats is building aluminum in the mountain woods, using Miller's latest Pulsed MIG technology to ride the wave of boat orders.

Miller LiveArc Reality-Based Welding Training System Provides Fast, Accurate, Cost-Effective Results

The LiveArc Welding Performance Management System is an advanced welding trainer that combines simulator and live arc welding benefits.

Deposition Rates for Exterran Nearly Double with Miller RMD Process

Exterran recently completely standardized its Brittmoore pipe shop in Houston to the Miller PipeWorx 400 welding system.

Bollinger Shipyards and Advanced Pulsed MIG Welding on Aluminum

Bollinger Shipyards improves productivity and simplifies aluminum welding on patrol boats with Miller's advanced AlumaFeed™ Synergic Aluminum.

Allied Marine CST 280 Stick Welding

The Miller CST 280 inverter racks offer a powerful, rugged, portable solution that keeps their business competitive.

Dynasty® 210 Product Overview

Miller’s Dynasty® 210 is a portable AC/DC TIG and stick capable power source rated for ¼” thick material.

Dynasty® 400 Product Overview

Dynasty® 400 provides pulse, balance, and frequency adjustments, AND allows for changing of waveshape and independent amp adjustment.

Dynasty® 280 Product Overview

The Dynasty® 280 is a powerful combination of capability and portability. Weighing only 52 lbs, it can weld up to 3/8" material.

Miller Introduces the XMT ArcReach Welding System for Construction, Shipbuilding

Miller's XMT ArcReach System allows welders to control voltage settings at point of use.

Maxstar® 210 Product Overview

The Maxstar® 210 STR model provides basic functionality, the base model features HF and basic pulse, and the DX model offers ultimate adjustability.

Maxstar® 280 Product Overview

Miller’s Maxstar® 280 is a DC TIG/stick welder rated for ¼” material in a compact, portable design.

Maxstar® 400 Product Overview

The Maxstar® 400 is a DC TIG/stick welder that can weld up to 5/8” material. It is one of the largest output welders in its class.

Maxstar® 161 Product Overview

The Maxstar® 161 offers three models, all with a digital meter and each weighing only 13 pounds!

How to Reinstall a Trimmed Liner for MDX™ MIG Guns with Set Screw Power Pin Cap

When the power pin cap is removed from a MDX™ MIG gun, the liner can retract and appear too short to lock into place. Learn how to reinstall the liner.

How to Install New Software on Continuum Systems (2023)

How to Install New Software on Continuum Systems

How to Change Nozzle, Tip, Diffuser, and Liner with Set Screw for MDX™ MIG Guns

Follow some simple step-by-step instructions to change AccuLock™ consumables on MDX™ MIG guns and gain an optimal wire feeding path.

Get Next-Level Cost Savings With XMT® 650 ArcReach® Systems

XMT 650 ArcReach Systems provide one power source for welding and gouging. Calculate the cost savings your operation can achieve.

Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Dimension NT 450 ArcReach System

Miller's Dimension NT 450 ArcReach/SuitCase X-TREME ArcReach helps Ingalls Shipbuilding keep voltage and amperage control.

K-zell Metals Increases Productivity, Quality with Robotic Welding

K-zell Metals added 2 pre-engineered robotic weld cells that helped increase productivity and aggressively bid work.

USA Energy Fabrication More than Triples Productivity with Miller PipeWorx

Combining Miller PipeWorx and RMD root pass with a Pipe Jammer system led to major productivity gains for USA Energy Fabrication.

ProHeat™ Rolling Inductor Provides Safer Alternative to Preheating Rolled Pipe

Preheating is critical to achieve high weld quality; it eliminates moisture and reduces the opportunity for hydrogen cracking.

Miller's AlumaFeed™ System Excels in Aluminum Shipbuilding

Bollinger Shipyards is able to simplify operation, improve productivity, improve quality, reduce distortion, and reduce bird nesting.

Topp's Mechanical: Induction Heating and Welding P1 Headers

Miller visits with Topp's Mechanical to discuss their use of Miller's induction heating technology found in the ProHeat 35.

Apex Steel Saves up to Two Hours Per Welder Per Day

Remote control welding technology from Miller helps structural steel contractor Apex Steel save time and meet quality demands.