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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.

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Shipbuilding Knowledge Center

When Preheating Before Welding, How to Choose the Right Equipment

Air-cooled cables, a new heating tool for induction, deliver flexibility and efficiency for welding preheat.
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TIG Welding Anodized Aluminum with Advanced AC TIG Waveform Controls Speeds Production for Birdsall Marine Design

Miller Dynasty® 350's superior arc shaping capabilities cut welding time by 50 percent, improve weld quality and efficiency for Florida fabricator. Advanced AC TIG controls help cut through anodized aluminum much easier than older TIG technology.
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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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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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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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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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Multi-Operator XMT® 350 Inverter Racks, SuitCase™ Wire Feeders Save Big Money at Dakota Creek Shipyard

By switching to multi-operator, multi-process inverter racks and suitcase-style wire feeders from Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Dakota Creek Industries substantially lowered labor costs associated with switching welding leads and reduced the strain on its workforce.
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New Advanced Aluminum Welding System Spurs Production on Bollinger Shipyard's U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Contract

Before any of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutter (FRC) patrol boats hit open water, they begin their journey up 60 miles of waterway through Bayou Lafourche in Lockport, La. That’s where Bollinger Shipyards builds the Coast Guard’s newest vessel for conducting search and rescue, drug and illegal immigrant interdiction, homeland security and mainland defense.
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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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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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Out Back Aluminum Welding Relies on Versatility of Miller Dynasty 280 DX

Welding is a family passion for Garry and Darryll Euler. Garry remembers learning the trade from his father when he was just 13. Now, Garry runs Out Back Aluminum Welding with his son, Darryll.
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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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

G.G. Schmitt Reduces Rework by 10% With Dynasty Welders

With the marine industry booming, see how hardware manufacturer G.G. Schmitt & Sons reduces rework and cuts welding time.

Miller Dynasty TIG Welding Power Sources: No Compromises

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

How to Set Up Your Miller Dynasty 280 DX Multiprocess Welder

Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your Dynasty 280 DX Multiprocess using an ArcReach SuitCase 12 feeder.

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.

Miller Induction Heating - The Equipment

Learn about Miller's options for induction heating equipment.

Miller ProHeat Induction Heating Power Source Overview

Learn more about the ProHeat induction heating power source.

Miller TIG Welders Deliver Best Arc for Manufacturer

Fort Defiance Industries manufactures critical medical devices for the U.S. military with the help of Miller Dynasty® machines.

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.

Welding Process Change Makes Manufacturer More Competitive

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

How to Calibrate the CO Monitor on Your BreatheAir System

Learn how to calibrate the CO monitor on your Miller® BreatheAir™ portable box or panel with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Change the Filters on Your BreatheAir System

Learn how to change the filters on your Miller® BreatheAir™ portable box or panel with these fast and easy instructions.

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.

Dynasty 400 Gives Metal Shark Boats Highest Weld Quality

Quality is a driving force behind Metal Shark Boats and the Dynasty® 400 TIG welders provide them with the best weld quality welds - the first time around.

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.

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.

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.

Fort Defiance Industries Relies on Miller Dynasty Machines

The Miller® Dynasty® machines used by Fort Defiance Industries provide capabilities for a dynamic manufacturing environment.

Metal Shark Boats Gain Productivity with Dynasty 400

The extra amperage from the Dynasty 400 TIG welders help Metal Shark improve productivity by eliminating time for preheat on thicker aluminum.

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.

Allied Marine CST 280 Stick Welding

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

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.

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.

Syncrowave® TIG Welders: General Setup Steps

See every step needed to unbox your new Syncrowave TIG welding power source, finalize its assembly and get it ready to power on.

Syncrowave® TIG Welders: Set Processes and Parameters

See every step needed to set processes and parameters on your new Syncrowave TIG welding power source — so you can get welding!

CST™ 282 Stick/TIG Welder: Wireless Remote Control

See how to remotely control the power status and amperage output of your CST 282 stick/TIG welder.

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.

Miller's Aluminum Welding System Helps Metal Shark Aluminum Boats

Metal Shark increased efficiency, doubled production and cut welding time in half by using Miller's aluminum welding system.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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'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.

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® 280 Product Overview

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

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.

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.