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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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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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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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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Large-capacity wire drums minimize spool exchanges in GMAW

May 9, 2016

voestalpine Böhler Welding offers welding wires in cardboard drums with contents from 550 to 1,100 lbs. They help reduce GMAW downtime by minimizing spool exchanges, especially in mechanized and robotic operations. Drums are offered for non- and low-alloyed wire grades, stainless, aluminum,...

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Hardfacing alloy made for GMAW carbide embedding

April 29, 2016

Postle Industries has introduced Postalloy® PS98 hardfacing alloy to be used as a matrix welding wire for tungsten carbide embedding, also known as GMAW carbide embedding. Tungsten carbide particles are fed from an overhead hopper directly into the alloy’s molten weld pool via vibratory feeding...

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Noncopper-coated submerged arc wire made for pipe seam applications

April 28, 2016

Lincoln Electric® has developed Lincolnweld® Emergence™, a noncopper-coated submerged arc wire with a proprietary surface treatment to protect material and perform the same as copper-coated wires in the same alloy class, the company reports. It offers increased wire conductivity, and the...

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Gas-shielded wires formulated to produce low manganese emissions

April 27, 2016

Hobart has introduced the FabCO® Element™ 71C and 71M gas-shielded, flux-cored wires. According to the manufacturer, the wires are formulated to produce manganese emissions less than those of similarly classified filler metals available in the marketplace. Both wires offer enhanced...

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Hand-held tungsten grinder released in cordless model

February 19, 2016 Inc.®’s Sharpie™ hand-held tungsten electrode grinder now is available in a cordless model. The unit allows electrode prep anywhere in the shop, and it is compact enough to carry up scaffolding on the job site. The cordless model is available in entry-level standard (SD) or deluxe...

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Electrode suitable for hardfacing applications

February 16, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a martensitic alloy electrode for general welding maintenance. SelectWear 58 is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that can be put down in multiple layers without cracking, says the company. It is offered in gas-shielded and open-arc versions, combining high hardness...

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Hardfacing alloys designed for extreme-wear applications

January 22, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has added new nickel-based tungsten carbide consumables to its product line, including several new wire formulations and new PTA and laser cladding powder families, all designed for extreme-abrasion resistance. The consumables are designed for use in harsh industrial...

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Hardsurfacing electrode designed for high-temperature applications

January 22, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a chromium carbide alloy electrode that can be used in hot-wear applications up to 1,100 degrees F. SelectWear 60HC is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that deposits an alloy composed of a high density of primary chromium carbides in an iron matrix. This...

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SAW flux made for chrome-moly steels

January 20, 2016

Hobart has formulated its SWX 160 SAW flux to help improve weld quality on chrome-moly, creep-resistant steels. This neutral, agglomerated, fluoride-basic flux provides a low residual-content weld deposit to help reduce the risk of temper embrittlement in high-temperature applications, making it...

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Flux-cored wire offers low-hydrogen weld deposit

January 14, 2016

Hobart has introduced FabCO® 750M gas-shielded, flux-cored wire. It is designed to provide low diffusible hydrogen weld deposits on high-strength applications to help minimize the risk of underbead cracking. The wire is suitable for such applications as welding API 5L Grade X100 pipe; as an...

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Heavy-duty packaging protects SAW flux

January 13, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Flux Pack™ packaging for its OK line of SAW flux. The packaging uses heavy-duty LDPE (low-density polyethylene) material to protect dry agglomerated welding flux against moisture re-absorption from the atmosphere. The packaging has an extended shelf...

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