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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Consumables Corner: Cost or classification

November 30, 2016 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

What is more important, price or classification? The Consumables Corner guys have the answer.

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How to choose the right wire and flux for SAW

November 16, 2016 | By Robert Fox

Discovering as much as possible about the application’s requirements helps identify potentially costly and time-consuming conflicts between expectations and reality during the selection process, as opposed to during implementation. Most important, answering the following key questions provides insight into the big question: Which wire and flux is best for you?

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Lightweight fume gun reduces weld fume exposure by 90 to 95 percent

October 25, 2016

RoboVent has released the Extractor™, a new fume gun that captures 90 to 95 percent of weld fumes at the source, in a package just slightly larger than a standard weld gun. The unit integrates a welding gun with a source extraction system, so fumes are captured as soon as they are generated. It...

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Nickel-based welding wire, covered electrodes introduced

October 19, 2016

Sandvik has added a new welding wire and covered electrodes to its Sanicro™ line of nickel-based welding materials. Complementing the introductions is a new flux, Sandvik 69S, designed for ESW high-speed cladding.The nickel-based grades include Sanicro 55 welding wire (alloy 686/ERNiCrMo-14), as...

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Consumables Corner: Preventing porosity on weldable primer-coated joints

September 23, 2016 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

Q: A majority of our welding is done on 1/4 to 5/8-in.-thick carbon steel that has a weldable primer. Most of the welding is done on basic partial joint penetration (PJP) T-joints without any joint prep. We use an E70T-1 0.052-in.-dia. flux-core wire with a 75 percent Ar/25 percent CO2 shielding...

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Abicor Binzel to sell Weld Revolution torch

September 21, 2016

Abicor Binzel has partnered with Weld Revolution LLC to be a national seller of Weld Revolution’s SpinArc torch, a 400-amp, air-cooled machine torch with a rotating welding wire, designed for welding and cladding in pipe, plate, and structural manufacturing applications.The partnership gives...

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Welding torch is water-cooled

September 19, 2016

The D/F Pistol Grip Gun is water-cooled inside and out. The slip-in contact tip is held by an adapter that is threaded into the water-cooled body to help increase contact tip life. The copper gas cup also is threaded into the front water-cooled nozzle assembly. The torch can run 0.035- to 1/8-in....

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Electrode provides low-temperature strength

September 14, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. offers an all-position, flux-cored, gas-shielded electrode that is developed to maintain tensile strength and high toughness at low temperature after long or repeated postweld heat treatment.The 7000-SRC is designed to maintain its mechanical properties after extended stress relief...

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Nickel alloy welding consumables market expected to rise to $5.87 billion by 2024

September 8, 2016

Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research has released “Nickel Alloy Welding Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024,” a report that states that the global nickel alloy welding consumables market will exhibit a 6.6 percent CAGR...

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GTAW nozzles available in shield gas orifice diameters of ¾ to 1-1/2 in.

September 6, 2016

Arc-Zone.com® Inc. offers a full line of Monster™ GTAW nozzles, with shield gas orifices from ¾ to 1½ in. dia. Each nozzle is fitted with a stainless steel gas diffuser to help improve gas flow and coverage for GTAW of exotic and specialty alloys.The variety of nozzle sizes enables fabricators...

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Sumig USA hires director of business development

August 25, 2016

Sumig USA, Celebration, Fla., has added Steve Saumier as director of business development to its management team. He has more than 30 years of experience, with an in-depth knowledge of the North American welding marketplace, distribution focus, and an understanding of metal manufacturers’ needs....

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Welding equipment, accessories, and consumables market to be worth $24 billion by 2021

August 25, 2016

MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, has published a report, "Welding Equipment, Accessories, and Consumables Market by Technology (Arc Welding and Oxy-Fuel Welding), Equipment Type (Welding Electrode, Filler Metal, and Oxy-fuel Gas), Accessory, Consumable, End-Use Industry, and Region - Global Forecast...

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GMAW gun online configurator includes reverse part number lookup function

August 24, 2016

Bernard and Tregaskiss have introduced a new reverse part number lookup function for their semiautomatic and robotic GMAW gun online configurators—online tools that allow users to customize a GMAW gun by selecting amperage, neck style and angle, and consumables.The reverse part number lookup...

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So, you want to become an AWS CWI—Part II

August 24, 2016 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

The letters and numbers used to classify electrodes all mean something. Understanding their meaning is important when choosing an electrode for your job. You also must be knowledgeable about these classifications to become an AWS CWI.

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App assists with welding wire selection

August 22, 2016

Castolin Eutectic has launchedthe new EnDOtec EasySelector app for Android smartphones. It is designed tohelp users choose the correct EnDOTec welding wire depending on the type ofwear on their industrial parts: abrasion, erosion, impact, fatigue, heat, orfriction. Industrialcomponents can...

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