Consumables Products

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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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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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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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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Water-cooled welding torch redesigned

December 15, 2014

TBi Industries offers the XCT (X-tra Cool Tungsten) 400-W, water-cooled GTAW torch with a new design. It offers a compact shape and simplified maintenance with high performance and duty cycle, the company reports. A newly developed collet and high-performance cooling system help increase the...

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All-position stainless steel wire designed for cryogenic welding

December 15, 2014

Stoody®, an ESAB® brand, has introduced a new stainless steel joining product, Brilliant 308L T-1 Cryo. The gas-shielded, flux-cored wire has been designed for all-position welding in cryogenic applications with either 100 percent CO2 or argon/CO2 gas mixtures. The 0.045-in.-dia. wire can be...

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GMAW consumables’ contact tips have shielding gas ports for cooling

December 2, 2014

Tweco®, an ESAB brand, has introduced the patent-pending Velocity™ GMAW consumables platform. The contact tips feature shielding gas ports that keep the tip 30 percent cooler than other consumables, which improves parts life by up to five times or more in some applications, the manufacturer...

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Extended consumables allow cutting, gouging in hard-to-reach areas

November 14, 2014

Hypertherm has announced the availability of new extended consumables for its Powermax30, Powermax30 XP, and Powermax45 plasma systems. Patented HyAccess™ consumables extend 3 in. longer than standard consumables for improved visibility and accessibility when cutting or gouging in hard-to-reach...

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Low-alloy wires offered for all-position welding

November 12, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two new wires to its Dual Shield II series of mild steel and low-alloy flux-cored welding consumables. According to the manufacturer, the wires offer excellent welding performance in all positions with high deposition rates and efficiencies. They...

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Electrodes designed to operate at lower temperature

October 30, 2014

Hypertherm has introduced new Centricut brand consumables as an alternative for ESAB XR consumables in PT-36 torches. According to the manufacturer, its patented SilverLine electrode features a hybrid copper/silver weld joint that delivers performance equal to a solid silver electrode at a...

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Metal-cored wires provide strength after extensive stress-relief hold time

October 29, 2014

Hobart has introduced two new metal-cored wires formulated to maintain strength after extensive stress-relief hold time when welding 4130 and 4140 steels. The Hobart® FabCOR® 4130 SR is a gas-shielded metal-cored wire for semiautomatic welding, and the Hobart SubCOR® 4130 SR is a metal-cored SAW...

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