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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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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Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wire designed for hot, fill, cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe

July 18, 2011

For fully automated pipe welding applications, Lincoln Electric has introduced Pipeliner® 81M, a gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire designed for hot, fill, and cap pass welding on up to X70 grade pipe. The wire is suitable for automated pipe welding applications that require consistent...

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Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded

June 20, 2011

Hypertherm has expanded its line of Duramax™ retrofit torches and consumables. The torches now are approved for use on the company's Powermax1650®, and a new straight torch joins the previously released 75-degree hand torch and convertible machine torch. The straight torch, designed...

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ELCo names new sales manager - TheFabricator.com

ELCo names new sales manager

June 14, 2011

ELCo Enterprises Inc., Jackson, Mich., has promoted Robert Wilburn to western Great Lakes sales manager. The territory includes western Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Wilburn has been with the company for more than five years, most recently in inside sales and customer...

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Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications

June 14, 2011

Hobart Brothers has expanded its Tri-Mark® Matrix™ metal-cored wire line to include 0.063-in.-dia. wire for welding on applications composed of thicker materials. The wire also is available in 0.045- and 0.052-in. diameters. The wire is designed for use in high-volume robotic welding...

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Sodick opens new warehouse - TheFabricator.com

Sodick opens new warehouse

June 3, 2011

Sodick Hightech EDM Consumables, Schaumburg, Ill., has opened a warehouse and distribution facility in California. It stocks wear, spare, and consumable items, including wire and filters. Orders are taken in Schaumburg or California for processing at the California distribution...

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Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic GMAW gun liners now offered on additional guns

May 31, 2011

Tregaskiss is making its QUICK LOAD™ liners standard on TOUGH GUN™ and TGX™ semiautomatic GMAW guns as of July 2011. The liners have been standard on all TOUGH GUN robotic and automatic GMAW guns since 2010. The liners are installed from the front end of the GMAW gun in less...

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GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade - TheFabricator.com

GMAW wire introduced for welding API X80 grade pipe, root passes on up to X100 grade

May 23, 2011

Lincoln Electric has added the new Pipeliner® 80Ni1 GMAW wire to its line of Pipeliner consumables. It is designed for semiautomatic or automatic welding of root, hot, fill, and cap passes on up to API X80 grade pipe and root passes on up to X100 grade pipe. The wire can produce impact...

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High-argon wire welds

Advancements in FCAW

May 11, 2011

Flux-cored welding is growing in popularity, yet its dependence on high concentrations of CO2 has prevented fabrication shops that employ a bulk gas delivery system from using the process. Recently wires have been developed that utilize a higher content of argon and a lower content of CO2. The result is a wire that provides low spatter, less welding fumes, and higher out-of-position deposition rates, as well as excellent weld characteristics in the vertical and overhead positions.

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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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