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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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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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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