New 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet for Welders’ Head, Eye & Face Protection

Article By: Australian Welding Supplies (AWS)

Previously, a widely used option available to welders working in areas with overhead hazards was the combination welding shield with safety helmet. However, since the welding shield and hard hat are mechanically connected, this meant that when welders’ took off their welding helmet they also removed their overhead protection.

With the new 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 QR, welders don't need to remove their safety helmet when they remove their welding helmet. This is particularly important for worksites across Australia and New Zealand where the wearing of safety helmets is compulsory at all times.


Once secured on the safety helmet the 3M™ Speedglas™ Quick Release Rail allows the welder to easily attach or remove the welding mask with a squeeze of a gloved finger and thumb. The ability to detach the auto darkening welding shield independently of the safety helmet means it may be removed for non-welding tasks.

On the other hand, if the welder prefers to keep the welding helmet attached, it may be quickly and easily parked in the raised position. This parked position creates a low centre of gravity, maintains a low profile and reduces the load on the wearers’ neck.

“Welders don’t weld one hundred percent of the time. So why should they wear a welding helmet during set-up and non-welding tasks” says David Chippendale, Marketing Manager at AWS.

“The new Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 QR delivers continuous head protection with the flexibility of being able to attach and detach the top-of-the-line Speedglas auto-darkening welding helmet”.

The Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 QR features the new Speedglas 9100XXi welding lens with True-View optics. When combined with the Speedglas SideWindows the Speedglas welding helmet 9100 QR gives welders the largest viewing area available on the Australian & New Zealand market.

View the 3M Speedglas 9100 QR Welding Helmet .