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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App assists with welding wire selection

August 22, 2016

Castolin Eutectic has launchedthe new EnDOtec EasySelector app for Android smartphones. It is designed tohelp users choose the correct EnDOTec welding wire depending on the type ofwear on their industrial parts: abrasion, erosion, impact, fatigue, heat, orfriction. Industrialcomponents can...

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Electrode designed for large structural and offshore applications

August 17, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced an all-position, flux-cored, gas-shielded electrode designed for welding HSLA steels such as HY-80. The new Select 550Ni is developed to maintain a yield strength of 80 KSI and impact toughness at –76 degrees F. The wire produces minimal spatter emission on 100...

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Complex carbide hardface welding alloy resists extreme abrasion, heat

July 27, 2016

Postle Industries has introduced a complex carbide hardfacing alloy that resists extreme abrasion. It is available as a flux-cored wire (Postalloy 2836-SPL) and tubular electrode (Postalloy 218HD). The high-hardness, multicarbide welding alloys withstand high-stress grinding, low-stress...

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Consumables Corner: Choosing the correct filler metal for mismatched base materials

July 22, 2016 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

Q: We're a small shop that builds and welds a lot of custom metal products. In many instances, the products are made from two or three different material combinations, including stainless steel at times. Is there a good rule of thumb for deciding the correct filler metal to use? A: That is a...

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D/F launches mobile-friendly website

July 18, 2016

D/F Machine Specialties, a manufacturer of GMAW and GTAW torches, consumables, and accessories, has launched a redesigned, mobile-friendly website at www.dfmachinespecialties.com. The site is designed with a simple product hierarchy structure to help visitors get information as quickly as...

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GMAW gun offers impact-resistant handle

July 5, 2016

American Torch Tip has introduced the Lightning® Curve semiautomatic GMAW gun. Its ergonomic N-66 handle is engineered with impact additives to withstand extreme contact. The gun features high-strength cabling and a gooseneck crafted from insulated aircraft...

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Customizing your GMAW gun for the job

June 15, 2016 | By Andy Monk

Being as comfortable as possible on the job is important for mind, body, and productivity. Customizing your GMAW gun for the application can improve your personal comfort and weld quality.

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Cutting torches made for use with all fuel gases

June 6, 2016

Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced the newest line of Ameriflame/Uniweld heavy-duty cutting torches. The V-Style, tube-mix AF900C 23-in. torch is designed for all fuel gases. The H-Style, head-mix, 21-in. torches—AF62-3ELC and AF62F-3ELC—use acetylene or propane/all fuel gases, respectively....

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Flux-cored wire offers high deposition rates, travel speeds

June 3, 2016

Hobart has announced the availability of its new FabCO® 85HXP gas-shielded, flux-cored wire. The wire offers increased deposition rates and travel speeds for welding materials up to 8 in. thick. It is suitable for flat and horizontal welding of earth-moving equipment, nonalloyed and fine-grain...

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Tubular hardfacing electrodes offer high abrasion resistance

May 25, 2016

Postle Industries offers tubular hardfacing electrodes for severe abrasion applications and those involving high heat or impact. The tubular design allows for a greater volume of carbides than ever before for increased abrasion resistance, says the manufacturer. Available in ¼, 3/8, and ½...

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Flux-cored wire withstands 1,200 degrees F while maintaining hardness

May 23, 2016

New Weld Mold® 5551 flux-cored wire withstands extreme heat conditions for extreme welding applications by maintaining superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1,200 degrees F. According to the company, testing proves that the hardness capabilities of the wire continue to improve as...

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Consumables Corner: Breaking down CTOD and CVN testing

May 13, 2016 | By Nino Mascalco, Rob Koltz, Steve Sigler

Q: We're a job shop and much of our work is customized or unique. Because of this, we have to work with multiple welding codes and sometimes we have to verify welding procedures. We have been bidding on some new projects that have welding crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) requirements. How is...

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Hardfacing wire creates no hazardous chromium byproducts

May 11, 2016

Eutectic has introduced BoroTec 600 Cr-Free, which it says is the hardest wire with no hazardous chromium byproducts that can be used in a range of steel components subject to severe abrasion or erosion by mineral particles, sand, rocks, and gravel. The wire is engineered with boron carbides in...

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When your GMAW gun's ablazin'

May 11, 2016 | By Jerome Parker

Overheating is a symptom of what could turn into catastrophic gun failure. Striking the right balance between gun size and capacity can increase the efficiency of a welding operation and decrease problems, like overheating, that could damage the equipment.

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Industrial wire feeder offers flexible configurations

May 10, 2016

Lincoln Electric®’s new Flex Feed® 84 industrial wire feeder handles long conduit runs with large-diameter wires up to 3/32 in. or cored wires up to 0.120 in. The modular-design feeder comes in single-bench, dual-bench, and boom-mount configurations that can be converted as workspace...

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