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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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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Hardsurfacing electrode maintains sharp edges

June 17, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced an iron-based, martensitic, high-molybdenum, high-speed tool steel alloy electrode for welding components that are required to maintain a sharp edge. SelectWear M7 offers hardness of HRC 60 to 65. The deposit is magnetic; it will not cross-check and is not readily...

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Using cored wire in submerged arc welding applications

June 11, 2015

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Like all arc welding processes, submerged arc welding (SAW) requires the right consumables for the specific application to achieve optimal results. Are cored wires right for yours?

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Extended consumables available for high-amp air plasma systems

June 2, 2015

Hypertherm has expanded the availability of its HyAccess™ extended consumables to the Powermax65, Powermax85, and Powermax105 air plasma systems, in addition to legacy Powermax and MAX systems with Duramax retrofit torches. The patented consumables extend 3 in. longer than standard...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints product support specialist

May 26, 2015

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has appointed Dan Mazerolle to the new position of product support specialist. In this role, he provides technical support to CenterLine customers with an emphasis on consumable welding product applications. A graduate of St. Clair College, he has...

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Electrode’s stable arc reduces burn-through

May 14, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced Select 430LCb-Mod metal-cored, ferritic stainless steel electrode. It offers an extremely stable arc that produces fast travel speeds with decreased burn-through and spatter, according to the manufacturer. The electrode handles poor fit-up and gaps and can be used...

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Consumables Corner: Eliminating weld cracking in restrained joints on high-strength steel

May 12, 2015

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Q: We're a construction equipment manufacturer that is finding that our customers increasingly require more components designed and manufactured from high-strength steels such as A514 or 4130. This means we have to preheat and follow slow cooling conditions, but even then certain joints or...

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ESAB, CWA to offer GMAW gun webinar

April 30, 2015

As part of the CWA (Canadian Welding Association) Webinar Series, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products will offer a two-hour webinar, “MIG Gun Selection, Maintenance, Repair, Troubleshooting & Retrofit—A practical guide to lower operating cost and maximize gun life, welding uptime and operator...

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Consumables Corner: The right filler metal to weld duplex stainless steel

March 16, 2015

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Q: We manufacture stainless steel tanks used in various industries and we aren’t always informed of service conditions and chemical exposures. We would like to reduce or minimize the number of filler metals we use to cut down on costs and prevent accidental use of the wrong filler metal. The...

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Torch-cleaning station cleans torch components with granulate blast

March 10, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the JetStream, a particle jet torch-cleaning station that cleans consumables with a high-velocity blast of granulate. Particle jets clean all torch components (nozzle, tip, gas baffle) without mechanically gripping the torch. The torch fits through slits...

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Electrode welds thin exhaust components

March 9, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a metal-cored ferritic stainless steel electrode designed for use on thin materials in automotive applications. It can weld aluminized or other coated components on 0.03-in. material with no burn-through. The FP 439Ti electrode provides a stable spray arc over a...

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Weld Mold marks 70 years in business

February 11, 2015

Weld Mold Co., Brighton, Mich., celebrates 70 years in business in 2015. Founded by Matt Kiilunen in 1945, the company manufactures high-alloy welding electrodes, as well as cored-wire and solid-wire products, from NiCrMo and high-chrome hotwork alloys to high-nickel and cobalt alloys to chrome...

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Electrode welds zinc-galvanized, primer-coated steels

February 9, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a premium carbon steel, composite metal-cored electrode designed to weld zinc-galvanized and primer-coated steels. Superior arc stability produces spatter-free welds at high travel speeds, the company states. Select 70C-6 ZN provides a stable arc with fine spray...

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