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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Stainless steel electrode designed to handle food service welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel electrode designed to handle food service welding applications

May 9, 2011

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced a bare-wire stainless steel electrode that resists corrosion and is designed to handle food service welding applications. Arcos 309LSi was developed with a higher silicon content to deliver smooth bead appearance and good wetting action. This wire provides...

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Regulator technology available in expanded lineup - TheFabricator.com

Regulator technology available in expanded lineup

May 9, 2011

Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand has announced that its EDGE™ regulator technology is becoming available in an expanded lineup. Victor VGS, CSR, and AF 250 regulators will transition to EDGE ESS4 series high-capacity and EDGE ESS3 series medium-capacity regulators for air, acetylene,...

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Praxair expands Tennessee air separation plant

March 15, 2011

Praxair Inc. has announced that it is doubling the capacity of its Memphis, Tenn., air separation complex to produce oxygen and nitrogen to supply Nucor Corp. and Velero Energy Corp. The company recently completed construction of a pipeline capable of serving multiple customers in the Riverport...

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Jerry Mathison and Jay Ginder

Welding heat treatable steels

March 14, 2011

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Our shop won a contract that requires welding 4130 steel. I've been told this is a heat-treatable steel. Can you tell me which different welding procedures have to be used to weld this material?

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metal-cored wires

Demystifying metal-cored wires

March 14, 2011

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Even though metal-cored wires have been gaining popularity in recent years, there seems to be some mystery and misconceptions surrounding this filler metal. To better understand these wires it helps to consider the technology behind them and the applications for which they are best suited. Additionally, it is important to know the general characteristics of metal-cored wires, along with the ways they can provide potential improvements in the welding operation.

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Houghton acquires Shell Metalworking, Metal Rolling Oils business

February 17, 2011

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., has completed its acquisition of Shell's Metalworking and Metal Rolling Oils business, a global specialty fluids manufacturer. More than 200 Shell employees have become part of Houghton as Shell transferred ownership of three manufacturing plants in Dortmund,...

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Hobart Brothers receives CE mark certification for tubular welding wires

January 31, 2011

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, has received the CE mark for four of its tubular welding wires: Tri-Mark® Metalloy® Vantage™, Hobart® FabCO® RXR, and Hobart Excel Arc™ 71 for general fabrication, construction, heavy equipment, and rail applications; and Tri-Mark TM-881K2 for offshore and...

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial applications

January 17, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored, austenitic stainless steel electrodes designed for use in specific industrial welding applications. SelectAlloy 309H-AP is composed of nominal weld metal of 24 percent chromium and 13 percent nickel with a carbon content of 0.04 to...

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Stainless consumables designed for welding austenitic steels, dissimilar materials

December 13, 2010

Lincoln Electric has introduced two new lines of stainless welding consumables: Excalibur® stainless stick electrode and Lincolnweld® stainless submerged arc wire and flux. The stick electrodes are designed to weld several types of austenitic steels and dissimilar materials. Their low carbon...

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Face to face with hardfacing - TheFabricator.com

Face to face with hardfacing

November 23, 2010

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Selecting the appropriate hardfacing alloy can be an intimidating experience due to the variety of applications, service conditions, and base metals. Learning to ask the right questions will help you make the decision that best fits your application.

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for industrial welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel electrodes designed for industrial welding applications

November 15, 2010

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored, austenitic stainless steel electrodes designed for use in industrial welding applications. SelectAlloy 307-AP is composed of nominal weld metal of 19 percent chromium, 10 percent nickel, 4 percent manganese, 1 percent molybdenum, and...

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Low-alloy welding wire designed to help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels - TheFabricator.com

Low-alloy welding wire designed to help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels

November 8, 2010

To help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels used in high-temperature, high-pressure applications in the power generation and petroleum industries, Hobart Brothers offers its Tri-Mark® TM-B9 welding wire. This gas-shielded, flux-cored wire offers all-position welding capabilities...

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GMAW wire boxes upgraded with bulk quantities, minipallets, side-view windows

November 1, 2010

Lincoln Electric has upgraded its 500- and 1,000-lb. Accu-Pak® boxes for its SuperArc® GMAW wire for robotic welding applications with bulk quantities, minipallets and new side-view windows. The forklift-ready, corrugated cardboard minipallets are available for both box sizes. The boxes and...

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Russian welding consumables manufacturer

October 29, 2010

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mezhgosmetiz-Mtsensk OAO ("MGM"), a privately-held welding wire manufacturer based in the Orel region of Russia. The acquisition will provide Lincoln its first manufacturing operation in Russia as well...

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Gas pressure regulators introduced

October 25, 2010

WITT-Gasetechnik has introduced two new dome pressure regulators for a variety of applications and technical gases. Models 747LE and 757LE offer a pipe diameter of up to 2 in. and an increased maximum flow rate over a variety of pressures. They are suitable for users who need constant gas pressure...

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