Razor Blade Challenge 2016: A Recap of Welding Demos

We were honored to join Team CK Worldwide in Las Vegas this year for the Fabtech Show. They hooked us up with a welding cell and a CK-MT200-AC/DC TIG Welding Machine. We added in a Monster Nozzle, ArcTime Tungsten, and the Cordless Sharpie Grinder to keep that tungsten (and arc) on point. None of these activities would have been possible without a little (or A LOT) of help from our dedicated Employees, our Pro Partners, and the most amazing group of Arc-Zone Customers-turned-Ambassadors on the Planet.

So what exactly went down at Fabtech?

Check it out!

Winners of the Daily Razor Blade Challenge

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11/16 Wednesday: Rush Kane
(Instagram: @KaneKid)

 

 

 

 

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11/17 Thursday: Karsten Anderson (Instagram: @kid_the_welder)

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11/18 Friday: Ed Haroutonian (Instagram: @mobileweldspecialist)

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11/18 Friday Special Winner:
D. Joshua Burgess
(Instagram: @deweyjoshua)

 

 

 

Thank You Dave Blackburn!

Arc-Zone would like to tip our hood to David Blackburn.  Dave drove out to LV and partnered with the Arc-Zone and CK Worldwide crews to literally make the #Razorbladechallenge happen. Dave tirelessly got each and every participant set-up to #weldlikeapro. He even supplied the Razor blades!! It’s guys like Blackburn that are driving our community forward. The unconditional support is rare in this day and age..  Thanks Again, Dave!

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the Razor Blade Challenge!

Tom Thesing, Mark Winchester, Walter Posten, Richard Cretsinger, Julian Hernandez, Johnny Branch, Bill MCcann, Tim Rust *Woodward Inc, Aaron Biefer, Eric Williams, Mitchell Doyle, Brian Doyle, Cody Stromberg, Dave Sauvageau, Josh Himmer, Curtiss Anderson, Isaac Carrion, Richard Bishop, JD Brewer, Michael Smith.

Fabtech 2016 Schedule and Live Videos

At Fabtech this week, Arc-Zone is partnering w/ CK Worldwide and some talented fabricators (like you… if you dare) to demo the MT200 machine, outfitted with a Monster nozzle. We’re hosting live welding challenges at CK’s Booth #N4520, and you’re invited to join the fun. Scroll down for details on how to participate & win… from home.

Fabtech Welding Demonstration Schedule

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Live Razor Blade Challenges!

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Pic Credit: @Kingpita_fab                                      @narcissisticwrench

November 18, 2016 (Friday) 12:00 – 1:00 P.M

November 17, 2016 (Thursday)

 

 

November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)

 

 

 

Not Going to Fabtech? You can still participate in the Razor Blade Challenge!!

For those of you who are unable to attend this year’s Fabtech 2016 that want to participate in the Razor Blade Challenge we didn’t forget about you! Let’s see what skills you’ve got! Tag Us in your photo and use #razorbladechallenge and #WeldLikeAPro for your chance to win a Monster Nozzle of your choice!

Winners will be picked by the Arc-Zone Pro Partners at the end of each day (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) and will be announced the following morning.

 

Scary Things in your Weld Shop

mm-blogsafetyHaunted Houses, ghosts & goblins, headless horsemen, and creepy clowns make October a scary month, but there’s all kinds of scary things lurking in your weld shop year-round.

Protecting yourself from flames, sparks, and miscellaneous flying objects doesn’t have to be a scary thing!  Here’s a rundown of the basics:

Welding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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A welding helmet is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of welding PPE. Other than a torch, a helmet (like the one worn by Arc-Zone PRO Partner, Nick Mishler -pictured left) is the accessory most associated with welding.

From passive to professional auto-darkening welding helmets, we’ve got what you need to protect your vision. If you need help selecting the proper PPE, start with this handy guide, “Choosing Welding Helmets and Goggles.” And make sure you and everyone in your weld shop are keeping an eye on safety with our “Eye Care for Welders” (pdf) guide.  Arc-Zone also has safety goggles, helmet bags for welders on the go, cheater lenses for welders of a certain age, and replacement parts for your helmet. Continue reading

Brewery Equipment:  When a Quality Weld Matters

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Tractor Brewery in Albuquerque, NM


The welds in brewing equipment don’t just need to look good, they need to be perfect. Weld quality affects the brewer’s ability to keep the equipment sanitary: The welds need to be free from corrosion, pits, or crevices where bacteria can flourish.

Whether you’re fabricating stainless steel fermenting tanks or welding stainless
pipe that needs repair, it takes the best equipment to get the job done right.

Start with a top quality TIG/GTAW welding torch engineered by a reputable manufacturer (like CK Worldwide or Weldcraft/Miller) with attention to craftsmanship. The best torches are made with the best materials to avoid problems associated with weld quality, such as gas leakage that can draw atmosphere into the weld zone. Continue reading

Welding Fix Of The Day: Stubby PRO Kit

Take a look at these goodies!😍
Now with the Low-Profile, Stubby Pro Kit you can shrink the size of the “long” parts on your 17, 18, 26 & 3 series TIG torches. Go ahead, dive right into those hard to reach areas and achieve maximum detail on your welds. 🔥👌
#arczone #weldlikeapro #welding #arctime#weld #welder #arczoneoriginal #prokit via Instagram

Welding Fix Of The Day: Welder’s First Aid Kit

Safety Police… Picked this up at my local industrial supply store a couple weeks ago. Never had one, or seen one dedicated to the Weld-shop.
So when your best laid plans and all your good welding safety precautions fail – You need a back-up plan!
We actually take safety pretty seriously at Arc-Zone.  We carry a select line of welding safety apparel, including welding wear for women!  And the best gloves for TIG welding.