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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Submerged arc electrode resists corrosion

November 17, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced SelectWear 410NiMo-S, a hardsurfacing martensitic stainless steel wire. The tubular submerged arc welding electrode produces a deposit that resists abrasion, corrosion, and thermal fatigue. Available in 3/32, 7/64, and 1/8 in. dia., the electrode is used in such...

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Plasma cutting electrodes’ silver tip slows wear rate

November 11, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced SilverPlus® electrodes for its HySpeed® HSD130 plasma cutting systems. In the company’s laboratory testing, the electrode has been shown to last more than twice as long as a standard copper-tipped electrode. According to the manufacturer, the electrode delivers 4 and 5...

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Wire feeder reaches 800 IPM

August 17, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...

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Tungsten electrode addresses concerns of radiotoxic thoria

August 4, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® says its MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes were designed to address the growing concerns about the radiotoxic thoria present in standard red-tipped tungsten electrodes. The electrode reportedly strikes an arc 10 times more than a red-tipped thoriated tungsten when...

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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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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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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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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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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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