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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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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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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