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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EWAB, 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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Hard automation machine torches mount remotely, directly

February 6, 2015

D/F Machine Specialties offers automatic, water-cooled-to-the-tip, 850-amp, continuous-duty-cycle machine barrels for automatic single-arc welding systems. These torches receive their utilities at 90 degrees to allow direct mounting. They are designed to deposit weld metal at fast travel speeds,...

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Water-cooled GTAW torch has double-function switch

February 3, 2015

TBi Industries has introduced the XCT 400-W, water-cooled GTAW torch with PrecisionSwitch Dual double-function switch. The new design reduces the number of consumables required. The compact torch includes a new collet design. Its large contact surface provides a constant, reliable current...

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Low-manganese, metal-core wire offered

January 30, 2015

Hobart Brothers Co. has expanded its FabCOR® Element™ family of low-manganese wires to include the FabCOR Element 70C6 metal-cored wire. According to the company, extensive testing shows the wire creates among the lowest manganese emissions of similarly classified AWS A5.18 E70C-6 wires in the...

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Lightweight welding torch withstands harsh impacts

January 27, 2015

The new PullMig push-pull welding torch from Fronius, which weighs 3.5 lbs., can survive a fall from almost 10 ft. completely unscathed, says the company. A stainless steel outer tube and an antitwist device in the zero position help ensure that the torch neck, which rotates through 360 degrees,...

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Consumables Corner: Causes of centerline cracking in FCAW root passes

January 20, 2015

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Q: We are a bridge and structural steel manufacturing shop that uses a mixture of common base materials such as A36, A572, and A992. Recently we’ve been experiencing sporadic centerline cracks in the root passes of fabricated I-beams that we weld with flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). Oddly enough,...

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Electrode welds aluminized material

January 15, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced Select FP 409Ti, a composite metal-cored electrode designed for welding ferritic stainless steel, particularly on thin-section, aluminized material. Titanium acts as the stabilizing agent to provide oxidation and corrosion resistance. The electrode provides a...

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Oxylance announces distribution and sales agreement with Castolin Eutectic of Canada

January 2, 2015

Birmingham, Ala.-based Oxylance has announced a distribution and sales agreement with Castolin Eutectic of Canada. Oxylance Sure Cut systems and underwater cutting and welding rods now are carried in Castolin Eutectic’s distribution centers for delivery to the Canadian marketplace. Oxylance...

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Filler metal selector/calculator app available for iPhone, iPad

December 24, 2014

The new Hobart filler metal selector and calculator app is available for download for iPhone® and iPad® via the App Store®. This free app is a quick-reference tool designed to help users determine how much filler metal is needed for a job, and it provides filler metal recommendations for welding...

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Updated catalog includes 14 new welding electrodes

December 22, 2014

Select-Arc Inc. has added 14 new welding electrodes to its updated full-line catalog of premium flux-cored and metal-cored welding electrode products. The 108-page catalog provides detailed information on more than 180 Select-Arc carbon steel, low-alloy, stainless steel, nickel-alloy, and...

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