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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Flux-cored wire use expected to rise

May 28, 2013

The use of flux-cored wires across a variety of end user sectors is expected to rise, according to Frost & Sullivan, with adoption levels projected to be particularly strong in sectors such as energy and construction. New analysis from the San Antonio, Texas-based firm, "Global Flux Cored...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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Wire feed system offered -

Wire feed system offered

May 9, 2013

Fronius offers the PowerLiner wire feed system for all standard wire types with a diameter of 0.02 to 0.06 in. The wire electrode is guided by rollers set at an angle of 90 degrees. Seventy-six rollers are used for each yard of wire feeding hose, promoting rolling friction rather than slip...

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Flux-cored wires offer low manganese levels -

Flux-cored wires offer low manganese levels

May 9, 2013

Hobart Brothers has introduced six new Hobart® Element™ gas-shielded FCAW wires. According to the company, the wires produce manganese emissions well below the levels of other gas-shielded, flux-cored wires on the market without sacrificing mechanical properties or weldability. The...

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Replacement consumables offered for cutting units

April 29, 2013

Thermacut offers replacement consumables for Powermax® 30 and 45 units from Hypertherm®. According to the company, the consumables offer equal performance to the original manufactured consumables....

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Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance -

Reamer updated to help simplify maintenance

April 24, 2013

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN™ Reamer TT3 series. According to the company, the reamer helps extend the life of robotic GMAW guns and consumables. The unit features a new sprayer reservoir location on the opposite side of the unit (compared to previous models) to safeguard...

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Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW -

Tungsten electrodes available for mechanized, robotic GTAW

April 23, 2013

Tri-Mix (color code chartreuse) and 2 percent lanthanated (color code blue) tungsten electrodes are available from CK Worldwide. The Tri-Mix nonradioactive electrodes (A5.12M/A5.12:2009-AWS Class EWG) can be used in both AC and DC GTAW applications. Comprising 98.34 percent tungsten, 1.5...

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Harris Products Group wins environmental award

April 18, 2013

The Harris Products Group manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Ga., has earned a statewide environmental award for its efforts to reduce all types of waste and prevent water pollution. The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has recognized the company with its Water Pollution...

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Consumables designed for plasma torches

April 11, 2013

Hypertherm has introduced Centricut brand 280-amp consumables for PerCut 210M and 450M torches found on all new and upgraded Kjellberg HiFocus systems. SilverLine technology features a hybrid copper/silver weld joint. Cooling features reduce the operating temperature of the electrode, maximizing...

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AlcoTec Wire premieres new video

April 11, 2013

AlcoTec Wire Corp. has posted a new video on its website,, and on YouTube at that highlights the company's products, history, and processes. The 7-minute movie highlights the AlumaPak and MiniPak packages, which offer twist-free wire delivery; and the...

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints corporate account manager -

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. appoints corporate account manager

April 9, 2013

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has added Greg Van Dyke to its sales team as an account manager specializing in resistance welding consumables and automation component products. Van Dyke has more than 10 years of resistance welding experience in sales and service with Resistance...

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Chromium carbide materials resist abrasive wear -

Chromium carbide materials resist abrasive wear

April 9, 2013

Kjellberg offers the Fidur line of products, which includes cladded standard and special sheets, ready-to-install parts, and flux-cored wires for surface welding. Fidur 10/65, 10/65V, and 10/65W are chromium carbide materials that resist abrasive wear. Standard surface-welded sheets can be...

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GMAW Aluminum

Aluminum filler metals: What you should know about selection, storage, operation, and equipment

April 5, 2013 | By Brian Farkas

Aluminum requires special attention during welding. Among the critical considerations for optimal aluminum welding is proper filler metal selection.

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Carbide application unit deposits up to 0.007 in. -

Carbide application unit deposits up to 0.007 in.

March 18, 2013

Rocklin Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Rocklinizer model 850 carbide application unit, which features a rotary applicator for fast application. Other features include touch-panel controls and digital readout for deposit thickness and applicator speed. The 35-lb. unit deposits and impregnates...

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