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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PWTV: Shielding Gas Function

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 4:33

Samantha Noland of nexAir provides a brief overview of the physics of welding gases.

PWTV: Selecting a Shielding Gas for GMAW

Length: 8:56

Samantha Noland of nexAir discuses what attributes CO2, Argon, and a combination of the two bring to the GMAW process.

Wire feeder reaches 800 IPM

August 17, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Specialised Welding Products

August 10, 2015

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Specialised Welding Products (SWP), a provider of welding consumables based in Melbourne, Australia. SWP, which also provides fabrication, maintenance, and repair services for alloy and wear-resistant products commonly used in mining...

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Tungsten electrode addresses concerns of radiotoxic thoria

August 4, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® says its MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes were designed to address the growing concerns about the radiotoxic thoria present in standard red-tipped tungsten electrodes. The electrode reportedly strikes an arc 10 times more than a red-tipped thoriated tungsten when...

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Hobart partners on Bay Bridge project for "It’s the tie that binds" campaign

August 3, 2015

Hobart, Troy, Ohio, continues to collaborate on welding projects across the U.S. as part of the company’s “It’s the tie that binds” brand campaign. The latest video to join the campaign features the reconstruction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, one of the longest spans in the...

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Specialty electrode development, modification offered

July 29, 2015

The Weld Mold Co. offers specialty high-alloy welding electrodes and cored-wire and solid-wire products from NiCrMo and high-chrome hotwork alloys to high-nickel and cobalt alloys to chrome-carbide and chrome-manganese alloys. The company’s R&D metallurgical department can develop or modify...

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Hollow-wrist robotic torch system available in water-cooled version

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip offers a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series has a rotary electrical joint that provides for +/- 360 degrees of rotation while eliminating electrical cable twisting or torsional strain. The system’s modular...

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Quick-change robotic torch system offered

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip has introduced the new ArcSafe™ QC Solid Mount quick-change robotic torch system, designed for use on robots with integrated collision software. Standard features include a heavy-walled gooseneck and a cable assembly for fast changeout. Optional features include air blast,...

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Consumables Corner: Welding dissimilar metals using 309 stainless steel

July 27, 2015

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The Consumables Corner team counsels a company struggling with weld fusion when joining ferritic to carbon steel.

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Getting to Know Flux-cored Wires

July 15, 2015

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Flux-cored wires have unique welding characteristics and requirements, advantages, and limitations. Knowing these can help in determining whether they are the right choice for your application.

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ESAB offers free GMAW guns to fabricators who switch to its guns, wires

July 13, 2015

Welding fabricators who currently use competitive cored wires and guns can receive free Tweco Spray Master™ guns for changing over to Tweco Spray Master V-series guns with Velocity™ consumables and ESAB Dual Shield flux-cored and Coreweld metal-cored wires. The “Switch and Save a...

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Flux-cored wire provides low-temperature toughness for critical applications

July 7, 2015

FabCO® 812-Ni1M wire from Hobart has been formulated to provide low-temperature impact toughness for critical applications, including offshore drilling rigs, transmission and process piping, jackup rig fabrication, and shipbuilding. Low diffusible hydrogen levels and low moisture pickup help...

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Quick-change torch designed for plasma cutting systems

June 29, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced a new Centricut brand quick-change torch for use with ESAB plasma cutting systems. The torch is designed to replace ESAB PT-36, PT-600, and PT-19XLS torches. According to the company, the two-piece, quick-change design allows operators to change out consumables up to...

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Catalog highlights robotic GMAW guns, consumables

June 26, 2015

Tregaskiss has announced the availability of its new automation catalog, featuring information on the company’s robotic GMAW guns, consumables, and peripherals. The 22-page catalog includes information about the new TOUGH GUN™ CA3 and TOUGH GUN TA3 robotic air-cooled GMAW guns, including...

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