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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Hardfacing alloy made for GMAW carbide embedding

April 29, 2016

Postle Industries has introduced Postalloy® PS98 hardfacing alloy to be used as a matrix welding wire for tungsten carbide embedding, also known as GMAW carbide embedding. Tungsten carbide particles are fed from an overhead hopper directly into the alloy’s molten weld pool via vibratory feeding...

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Noncopper-coated submerged arc wire made for pipe seam applications

April 28, 2016

Lincoln Electric® has developed Lincolnweld® Emergence™, a noncopper-coated submerged arc wire with a proprietary surface treatment to protect material and perform the same as copper-coated wires in the same alloy class, the company reports. It offers increased wire conductivity, and the...

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Gas-shielded wires formulated to produce low manganese emissions

April 27, 2016

Hobart has introduced the FabCO® Element™ 71C and 71M gas-shielded, flux-cored wires. According to the manufacturer, the wires are formulated to produce manganese emissions less than those of similarly classified filler metals available in the marketplace. Both wires offer enhanced...

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Consumables Corner: Understanding welding heat input and its effects on base materials

March 28, 2016

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What guidelines should a job shop follow in regards to heat input if there is no welding procedure to fall back on? The Consumables Corner team has the answer.

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What’s inside your GTAW torch?

March 16, 2016

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Welders are judged by the appearance of their beads, the strength of their welds, and their ability to pass visual and technical inspection. So why shouldn’t you scrutinize your GTAW torch components in the same way that you or someone else would scrutinize your welds? If your GTAW torch doesn’t pass inspection, there’s a good chance that your welds won’t either.

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Hand-held tungsten grinder released in cordless model

February 19, 2016

Arc-Zone.com Inc.®’s Sharpie™ hand-held tungsten electrode grinder now is available in a cordless model. The unit allows electrode prep anywhere in the shop, and it is compact enough to carry up scaffolding on the job site. The cordless model is available in entry-level standard (SD) or deluxe...

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Electrode suitable for hardfacing applications

February 16, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a martensitic alloy electrode for general welding maintenance. SelectWear 58 is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that can be put down in multiple layers without cracking, says the company. It is offered in gas-shielded and open-arc versions, combining high hardness...

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Weld Revolution names director, business development

February 8, 2016

Spring, Texas-based Weld Revolution LLC, a provider of torches that employ a rotating arc welding process, has appointed Bryan George as director, business development. He is responsible for identifying and leading strategic business development and implementing commercial strategies and strategic...

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Consumables Corner: Selecting the right welding process and filler metal for repair work

January 29, 2016

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The Consumables crew assists a reader tasked with repairing a tower crane.

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Hardfacing alloys designed for extreme-wear applications

January 22, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has added new nickel-based tungsten carbide consumables to its product line, including several new wire formulations and new PTA and laser cladding powder families, all designed for extreme-abrasion resistance. The consumables are designed for use in harsh industrial...

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Hardsurfacing electrode designed for high-temperature applications

January 22, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a chromium carbide alloy electrode that can be used in hot-wear applications up to 1,100 degrees F. SelectWear 60HC is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that deposits an alloy composed of a high density of primary chromium carbides in an iron matrix. This...

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SAW flux made for chrome-moly steels

January 20, 2016

Hobart has formulated its SWX 160 SAW flux to help improve weld quality on chrome-moly, creep-resistant steels. This neutral, agglomerated, fluoride-basic flux provides a low residual-content weld deposit to help reduce the risk of temper embrittlement in high-temperature applications, making it...

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Flux-cored wire offers low-hydrogen weld deposit

January 14, 2016

Hobart has introduced FabCO® 750M gas-shielded, flux-cored wire. It is designed to provide low diffusible hydrogen weld deposits on high-strength applications to help minimize the risk of underbead cracking. The wire is suitable for such applications as welding API 5L Grade X100 pipe; as an...

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Heavy-duty packaging protects SAW flux

January 13, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Flux Pack™ packaging for its OK line of SAW flux. The packaging uses heavy-duty LDPE (low-density polyethylene) material to protect dry agglomerated welding flux against moisture re-absorption from the atmosphere. The packaging has an extended shelf...

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All-position, gas-shielded, flux-cored wire suitable for 100 percent CO2 welding

January 13, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has introduced 625-T1C gas-shielded, flux-cored joining wire, designed for all-position welding of alloy 625 and dissimilar metals using 100 percent CO2 shielding gas. The wire’s composition results in an all-weld deposit with iron content less than 1 percent, which is...

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