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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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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The impact of impact toughness -

The impact of impact toughness

March 15, 2013 | By Robert Fox

Choosing a filler metal with the right mechanical and chemical properties for your application is critical. Correct properties not only ensure the proper weld strength, but may also help prevent costly complications. In applications that endure rapid or cyclic loading, experience extreme service temperatures, or are subject to other stressors that threaten the integrity of the weld, using a filler metal that provides the proper impact toughness is especially important.

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Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs -

Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs

March 5, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to facilitate the creation of up to 500 new jobs for New...

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Wallover Oil names regional sales manager -

Wallover Oil names regional sales manager

March 5, 2013

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Rick Suriano as regional sales manager for the regions of northern Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Suriano has more than 12 years of outside sales experience in manufacturing...

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Silver replacement electrodes help improve electrical conductivity

February 26, 2013

Thermacut's Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body and a solid silver insert. The insert helps improve the conductivity of electricity and dissipates the heat of the plasma arc efficiently to help extend electrode life, the manufacturer reports. The electrodes are available for the...

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Flux-cored wires designed for heavy fabrication applications -

Flux-cored wires designed for heavy fabrication applications

February 19, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new UltraCore® HD-12C and HD-12M mild steel FCAW-G wires. These E71T-12C-JH8 and E71T-12M-JH8 flux-cored wires are designed to provide all-position use, high deposition rates, and low-temperature impact toughness for heavy fabrication applications. The...

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Thermacut s.r.o. acquires HOLMA AG

February 14, 2013

Thermacut s.r.o., a subsidiary of IBG Industrie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (IBG), has announced the acquisition of HOLMA® AG, a producer of laser and plasma cutting consumables. The new acquisition fits into the global strategy of the Thermacut Group, a supplier of plasma cutting...

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