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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LA-CO appoints new president - TheFabricator.com

LA-CO appoints new president

January 9, 2012

LA-CO® Industries Inc./Markal Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill., a provider of specialty plumbing and HVAC chemicals, has named George Bowman as president, succeeding John Hardin, who has retired. Bowman's responsibilities include collaborating with customers to develop product innovations;...

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Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels

December 20, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers Hobart® FabCOR® 86R gas-shielded, metal-cored wire for robotic and automated welding applications. The wire operates on both constant-voltage (CV) and pulsed welding power sources and is suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels, rail cars, storage...

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Synthetic lubricants formulated for drawing, stamping ferrous and nonferrous metals

November 21, 2011

Houghton Intl. offers two synthetic, water-soluble metal forming lubricants. DRAWSOL® WM 110 is formulated for drawing and stamping ferrous and nonferrous metals. The oil-free formula minimizes smoke, mist, and odors during forming, and it does not stick to metalworking tools, the company states....

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Machining fluid has high degree of cleanliness, low reportable VOCs

November 11, 2011

Chemtool Inc.’s NuSol 21 Ultra Max 2 is a hybrid technology machining fluid providing corrosion protection for tooling, parts, and equipment. It has a blend of high-molecular-weight PAO emulsion, ester technology, and sulfur/chlorine emulsions and offers resistance to hard water and aluminum...

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Martensitic electrodes introduced - TheFabricator.com

Martensitic electrodes introduced

November 10, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes in 0.045- and 0.0625-in. diameters. Select 410-AP is an all-position wire that delivers flat, well-washed beads with minimal weaving. It produces very low spatter and excellent slag peeling to minimize...

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Praxair acquires American Gas Group

November 2, 2011

Danbury, Conn.-based industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. has acquired independent supplier American Gas Group. With facilities in Toledo, Ohio, and Wheeling, Ill., American Gas and its various units have 56 employees Now part of Praxair Distribution Inc., American Gas packages various specialty...

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Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables - TheFabricator.com

Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables

October 20, 2011

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For GMAW consumables in particular, several pitfalls exist that can shorten their life span. Taking the time to learn tips for keeping them clean and lasting longer can positively affect productivity, quality, and the bottom line.

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Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life

October 17, 2011

Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM consumables when cutting at 275 amps and below, and more...

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Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines - TheFabricator.com

Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines

September 19, 2011

Hobart Brothers has developed a gas-shielded, metal-cored wire designed to help improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. Metalloy® 71 SG wire features high deoxidizer levels that can produce consistent welds through mill scale. According to the...

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Metalworking fluid features enhanced detergency

September 12, 2011

Chemtool Inc.’s NuSoL® Alumax 89 is formulated for use on nonferrous alloys; exotic ferrous alloys, including titanium, INCONEL® alloys, and MONEL® alloys; plastics; and composites. New surfactant technologies promote and enhance detergency for clean parts and machine surfaces. Other...

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Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables - TheFabricator.com

Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables

September 12, 2011

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For GMAW consumables in particular, several pitfalls exist that can shorten their life span. Taking the time to learn tips for keeping them clean and lasting longer can positively affect productivity, quality, and the bottom line.

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Praxair acquires Weldco

August 29, 2011

Praxair Inc., a provider of industrial gases in Danbury, Conn., has acquired the assets of Weldco Inc., Cincinnati. Weldco, which employs 23 people, has sales of $8 million. The acquisition gives Praxair a stronger presence in southwestern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky....

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Metal cutting consumables for Kjellberg systems introduced

August 23, 2011

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, has introduced Centricut consumables for owners of Kjellberg's Fine Focus 800 Plus system or HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i systems. The consumables are designed for companies that own these systems and cut mild steel using...

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Matheson opens winery, welding, and gas center

August 15, 2011

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened a new winery, welding, and gas center in St. Helena, Calif. This location is part of the company's western zone, central region and is positioned in Napa Valley wine country. The location offers easy access to winery, mechanical, and medical customers, the...

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Lincoln Electric acquires Techalloy

August 2, 2011

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired the welding operation assets of Techalloy Company Inc. and of its parent company, Central Wire Industries Ltd. Known commercially as Techalloy, the Baltimore, Maryland-based manufacturer is a privately-held producer of nickel alloy and stainless steel...

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