Consumables

The devil is in the details, especially when it comes to welding processes. This technology area has information on consumables, including cutting tips, electrodes and wire, spatter prevention compounds, temporary purge dams, and welding torch components.

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Water-cooled welding torch redesigned

December 15, 2014

TBi Industries offers the XCT (X-tra Cool Tungsten) 400-W, water-cooled GTAW torch with a new design. It offers a compact shape and simplified maintenance with high performance and duty cycle, the company reports. A newly developed collet and high-performance cooling system help increase the...

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All-position stainless steel wire designed for cryogenic welding

December 15, 2014

Stoody®, an ESAB® brand, has introduced a new stainless steel joining product, Brilliant 308L T-1 Cryo. The gas-shielded, flux-cored wire has been designed for all-position welding in cryogenic applications with either 100 percent CO2 or argon/CO2 gas mixtures. The 0.045-in.-dia. wire can be...

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Aquasol acquires Dissolvo

December 12, 2014

The Aquasol Corp., North Tonawanda, N.Y., a manufacturer of water-soluble welding consumables, has announced its acquisition of Dissolvo® LLC from the CMC Group Inc. Dissolvo pioneered the use of water-soluble paper for fabrication of purge dams in the early 1970s and markets various...

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GMAW consumables’ contact tips have shielding gas ports for cooling

December 2, 2014

Tweco®, an ESAB brand, has introduced the patent-pending Velocity™ GMAW consumables platform. The contact tips feature shielding gas ports that keep the tip 30 percent cooler than other consumables, which improves parts life by up to five times or more in some applications, the manufacturer...

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Consumables Corner: Understanding heat input and its limitations

November 21, 2014

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Q: We manufacture structures for the utility industry and primarily weld A36, A572-Gr. 50 and A871-Gr. 65. Recently we converted some of our welding processes to higher-deposition submerged-arc welding (SAW) but are concerned about the amount of heat we are adding from welding. What is the...

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The case for consumables

November 21, 2014

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New-generation GMAW consumables reduce the number of components, eliminate threads in the electrical path, and feature gas ported contact tips that run cooler and can accommodate more wire in a single tip.

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Select-Arc opens facility in Ohio

November 19, 2014

Select-Arc Inc., a manufacturer of welding electrode products, has opened a facility in Troy, Ohio, for manufacturing and support functions in conjunction with its headquarters in Fort Loramie, Ohio. The 79,400-sq.-ft. plant began operations in October 2014. The company produces a complete line...

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Extended consumables allow cutting, gouging in hard-to-reach areas

November 14, 2014

Hypertherm has announced the availability of new extended consumables for its Powermax30, Powermax30 XP, and Powermax45 plasma systems. Patented HyAccess™ consumables extend 3 in. longer than standard consumables for improved visibility and accessibility when cutting or gouging in hard-to-reach...

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Low-alloy wires offered for all-position welding

November 12, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two new wires to its Dual Shield II series of mild steel and low-alloy flux-cored welding consumables. According to the manufacturer, the wires offer excellent welding performance in all positions with high deposition rates and efficiencies. They...

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Electrodes designed to operate at lower temperature

October 30, 2014

Hypertherm has introduced new Centricut brand consumables as an alternative for ESAB XR consumables in PT-36 torches. According to the manufacturer, its patented SilverLine electrode features a hybrid copper/silver weld joint that delivers performance equal to a solid silver electrode at a...

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Metal-cored wires provide strength after extensive stress-relief hold time

October 29, 2014

Hobart has introduced two new metal-cored wires formulated to maintain strength after extensive stress-relief hold time when welding 4130 and 4140 steels. The Hobart® FabCOR® 4130 SR is a gas-shielded metal-cored wire for semiautomatic welding, and the Hobart SubCOR® 4130 SR is a metal-cored SAW...

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Low manganese emission welding wire enhances worker safety

October 28, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Coreweld C6 LF, a new low-manganese-emission, high-efficiency, metal-cored welding wire developed in response to new EPA regulations and guidelines from American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for manganese exposure limits....

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Gas cutting tips available with copper finish

October 22, 2014

ESAB’s Global Center of Excellence for Gas Apparatus has introduced a new copper finish for its OXWELD® series of acetylene, alternate fuel, specialty cutting, and steel industry product tips in its gas apparatus product line. The company no longer chrome-plates its cutting tips, as the process...

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Low-alloy filler metals: From A to W

October 22, 2014

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Low alloy steels gain their mechanical and chemical properties from the addition of alloying elements, including nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and manganese. They typically offer an ultimate tensile strength of 80,000 PSI or greater, and as with any material, they require a filler metal that matches their chemistry and provides the desired strength.

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Electrode welds plates with surface contaminants

October 15, 2014

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced Select 70CRP, a flux-cored carbon steel electrode designed for the welding of structural plate with surface contaminants, such as rust and weldable primers. It welds on these surfaces with minimal porosity and blowholes, delivering smooth arc characteristics, minimal...

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