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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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Airgas buys Nordan Smith

April 5, 2012

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has announced the purchase of Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg LLC, a Mississippi-based distributor of Nordan Smith brand industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related supplies. Airgas bought the business with operations spread over 17 locations in...

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Metalworking coolant features ecofriendly chemistry

April 2, 2012

Chemetall has introduced Tech Cool® 35052CF semisynthetic metalworking coolant. According to the manufacturer, the coolant combines the ultrahigh lubricity characteristics required for aerospace and medical device alloys with green chemistry technologies. The product — which contains no...

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Wallover Oil hires regional sales manager

March 12, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Erik Ross as northeastern regional sales manager. A graduate of Glenville State College, Ross has 13 years of experience in industrial sales, focusing on lubricants and mechanical...

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Lincoln Electric Holdings acquires Weartech

March 12, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Weartech Intl., a privately held producer of cobalt-based hardfacing and wear-resistant welding consumables. With headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., Weartech has manufacturing plants in Anaheim and Port Talbot, Wales. Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, is a...

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Welding wires address productivity, safety issues

February 22, 2012

Thermadyne Industries Inc. has introduced five new Stoody® FCAW and GMAW gas-shielded hardfacing and hardbanding wires for the petrochemical, aggregates, mining, construction, agriculture, and field fabrication and repair industries. Patent-pending 970-G metal-core wire resists wear and...

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Weathering steel electrodes designed for bridge, building construction - TheFabricator.com

Weathering steel electrodes designed for bridge, building construction

February 16, 2012

Select-Arc Inc. offers two low-alloy steel electrodes designed for applications requiring the coloration and corrosion resistance of the weathering type of structural steels. Select 810-W is a gas-shielded, flux-cored, all-position wire that contains alloy additions that match those of...

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Stainless steel consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel consumable line expanded

February 13, 2012

Hypertherm offers an expanded line of Centricut consumables for the high-amperage cutting of stainless steel using Kjellberg's FineFocus 800, FineFocus 800 Plus, FineFocus 900, PA-S70, and PA-S75 systems. Hypertherm's patented CoolFlow nozzle helps ensure longer consumable life, according to...

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Gesswein opens new U.S. headquarters

January 23, 2012

Gesswein, a supplier of abrasives, tools, and machines for metalworking, has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Bridgeport, Conn. The 40,000-sq.-ft. facility has been under construction for a year and a half. The new headquarters provides expanded office space, customer demonstration...

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Colfax appoints ESAB vice presidents

January 19, 2012

Colfax Corp., a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services in Fulton, Md., has named Kenneth D. Konopa as vice president of marketing for ESAB and Vincent Northfield as vice president of global manufacturing for ESAB. Konopa is responsible for...

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Washington Alloy names new general manager

January 17, 2012

Washington Alloy Co. has appointed Ed Holmes as its general manager. An experienced veteran of the fabricating and welding industries, Holmes operates primarily out of the company's Charlotte, N.C., facility. Washington Alloy is a provider of welding filler metals and accessories, with seven to...

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American Torch Tip names regional account executive

January 16, 2012

Bradenton, Fla.-based American Torch Tip, a manufacturer of cutting and welding consumables for plasma, GMAW, GTAW, and oxyfuel, has hired Tony Ragle as a regional account executive. Ragle has more than 35 years of experience in semiautomatic and robotic welding applications. In his new position,...

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ESAB acquired by Colfax Corp.

January 13, 2012

Effective Friday, January 13, 2012, Charter International plc, owner of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, has been acquired by Colfax Corporation. Colfax Corp., based in Fulton Md., is a diversified industrial manufacturing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Charter International...

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Filler metals meet seismic application requirements - TheFabricator.com

Filler metals meet seismic application requirements

January 12, 2012

Hobart Brothers offers 16 metal-cored and flux-cored wires that meet the AWS D1.8/D1.8M Structural Welding Code-Seismic Supplement for demand-critical welds in seismic-moment, frame-welded connections. These filler metals have been three-lot tested in accordance with AWS D1.8/D1.8M:2009 testing...

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Ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives introduced

January 12, 2012

Etna Products Inc. has introduced Etna Eco Lube Technology, an ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives. The additives are designed to serve as alternatives to mineral oil-based products used in drawing lubricants and to conventional chlorinated EP additives used in lubricants for cold...

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