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How to plan a weldment

March 8, 2017 | By Samantha Noland

More than 80 percent of the cost for a manual weld lies in the labor required to perform it. By choosing the right welding transfer mode and wire for gas metal arc welding (GMAW), you can reduce your overall cost and improve productivity and efficiency.

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Which filler metal should you choose?

March 8, 2017

6XXX series is a common base material used in aluminum applications and, generally speaking, its best filler metal match is either the 4XXX or 5XXX series. The filler metal you choose depends on how the finished weld will be used. Will it be exposed to sustained elevated temperatures? Are strength, ductility, and toughness key requirements? Determine which properties are most important for the completed weld and select the filler metal according to those priorities.

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Water-cooled welding torches cool off in seconds

February 2, 2017

Water-cooled machine torch models NCC/LRN, HTC/LRN, NCC/N, and HTC/N from D/F Machine Specialties can be used for a variety of applications. The machine barrels may be applied to either a remote or direct-mount Docking Spool®. Available angles are 22, 35, 45, and 60 degrees. Long-reach (12.5 in.)...

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Consumables Corner: Finding a flux/wire combination to match A572, weld through rust

January 30, 2017 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

An overhead crane manufacturer solicits the Consumables crew for help choosing a flux/wire combination that closely matches A572.

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GMAW gun maintains energy efficiency in challenging applications

January 26, 2017

Wire Wizard® Welding Products has launched PowerBall® GMAW semiautomatic and robotic welding guns. The gun features an ergonomic handle with comfort grip and adjustable trigger pull. A higher-amperage output helps make the gun energy-efficient while handling challenging welding applications. The...

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CK Worldwide celebrates 50th anniversary

January 18, 2017

CK Worldwide Inc., Auburn, Wash., marks its 50th year in business in 2017. Established in 1967 as Conley & Kleppen, the company provides a variety of products for GTAW. “It all started with the simple idea of entrepreneurship; we saw the way torches were being made and thought to ourselves, we...

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Research and Markets releases report on welding consumables market through 2022

January 18, 2017

Globally, growing demand from major end-use industries such as automotive and building and construction is expected to remain one of the key growth drivers for the welding consumables market through 2022, according to a new report from Dublin-based Research and Markets.Geographically, Asia-Pacific...

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Wire Wizard Welding Products hires VP of engineering

January 11, 2017

Wire Wizard® Welding Products, Jackson, Mich., has hired Alex Khakhalev, PhD, as vice president of engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in the welding industry researching, developing, and improving new welding technologies and processes. Khakhalev holds a doctoral degree in...

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Stainless steel filler metal line expanded

January 6, 2017

Hobart has expanded its stainless steel filler metal offering, adding options in solid wire and flux-cored wire. The portfolio also includes stick electrodes and metal-cored wires. The ER308LSi and ER309LSi wires in 0.035 and 0.045 in. dia. now are available in 550-lb. drums. In addition, FabCO®...

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AIM appoints Mankin & Associates as manufacturers’ rep

January 4, 2017

AIM, Cranston, R.I., has announced the addition of Des Moines, Iowa-based Mankin & Associates as its new representative in Iowa and Nebraska for its line of solder materials for the plumbing industry. Mankin & Associates specializes in the plumbing, heating and cooling, industrial, and municipal...

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Lucas-Milhaupt launches brazing book website

January 4, 2017

Lucas-Milhaupt Inc., Milwaukee, a supplier of brazing and soldering materials, has launched a new micro-website, www.brazingbook.com, based on The Brazing Book. The website is divided into five main reference sections:Brazing - Provides general information about the process, from the six...

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Handle option added to semiautomatic GMAW guns

January 3, 2017

Bernard has added a seventh handle option, the C series straight handle, for its BTB semiautomatic GMAW gun line. It offers the features of the existing T series large straight handle, with an additional handle overmold and rear swivel. The GMAW guns deliver 200 to 600 amps with numerous cable...

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Consumables designed to bend the plasma arc

December 21, 2016

Hypertherm offers FlushCut™ consumables for its Powermax plasma cutting systems. The patented consumable design features an off-center nozzle bore that delivers the plasma arc at a 45-degree angle, which allows system users to cut closer or more flush to the base to reduce grinding and increase...

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Consumables Corner: Cost or classification

November 30, 2016 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

What is more important, price or classification? The Consumables Corner guys have the answer.

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How to choose the right wire and flux for SAW

November 16, 2016 | By Robert Fox

Discovering as much as possible about the application’s requirements helps identify potentially costly and time-consuming conflicts between expectations and reality during the selection process, as opposed to during implementation. Most important, answering the following key questions provides insight into the big question: Which wire and flux is best for you?

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