Arc Applications, Inc.

About Us

The primary goal of the Arc Applications, Inc. welding engineers is to give our clients the most knowledgeable, most responsive, service possible. We take pride in customizing each program to respond to the client’s actual needs and take their deadlines seriously. At Arc Applications, Inc. we believe everyone…clients, vendors, and employees… deserves to be treated professionally and with respect and integrity.

Our Knowledge Base

Jon SalkinAAI was started in 1992 by Jonathan Salkin to provide welding engineering consulting services at a time when many industrial giants were downsizing and shuttering their development labs.

Jon graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Welding Engineering. Prior to earning his degree, he worked as a welder certified on naval steam generator structures, piping and various commercial components. Later he moved on to an aerospace engineering prototype hangar and became certified to aircraft and missile standards.

His expertise comes from welding engineering projects spanning a variety of industries and he is considered an expert in:

  • cold and hot wire GTA welding process and applications
  • narrow groove GTA fabrication and in-situ welding of thick section materials
  • welding of thick section titanium alloys for off shore oil applications
  • control of weld deposit characteristics for properties and inspectabililty

Jon has been involved with Welding Research Council as a committee member and was a chapter chairman to the AWS Welding Handbook. Jon’s years of experience as a welder, combined with his engineering expertise, makes him perfectly suited to move from theory to application and to develop welding procedures and manufacturing solutions that take into account the conditions and limitations typically found in industry.

Dennis Amos

Dennis Amos, consultant to the engineering team, came to AAI in 2014. Dennis graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and spent over 40 years in the power generation industry at Westinghouse and Siemens. He has a wide range of experience including:

  • designs for heavy section welding utilizing electroslag and submerged arc welding processes
  • critical applications using the GTA welding process
  • formulation of custom filler electrodes for varying applications
  • welding inspection

Dennis is acknowledged as a world class expert in turbine and generator fabrication and repair techniques. He has worked to advance the welding industry as a member of the American Welding Society Board and the Edison Welding Institute Advisory Board and was a major contributor to the AWS Welding Handbook. He holds 20 U.S. and several foreign patents dealing with welding applications, process, materials property enhancements, and methods.

Jason R. RauschJason Rauschthe newest engineering team member at AAI, graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Welding Engineering in 2013. Jason originally started his welding career with a welding tech certificate and two years of hands-on experience as a welder in the steel fabrication industry.  His desire to gain a deeper understanding of welding led him to The Ohio State University welding engineering program.  After graduation, he worked as an Applications Engineer in the Arc Welding Group at the Edison Welding Institute (EWI). His project experience includes:

  • parameter development and optimization for arc welding processes
  • repair procedure development
  • consumable characterization and comparison testing for SAW and FCAW wires
  • product design consultation from a welding perspective
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Jason draws from both his technical and engineering education and his experience, including the oil and gas and heavy machinery industries, to provide practical solutions to welding issues.


Our Weld Development Lab

At the AAI welding development lab, our standard lab development and test stations support a wide variety of projects ranging from small diameter tube fusion to narrow groove welds up to eight inches thick in both common and exotic materials. Ten basic stations provide submerged arc, MIG, TIG, and plasma arc processes and their variants. With more than 7,000 square feet of lab space, AAI can also configure additional dedicated stations as required to support more specific client prototype and product requirements.