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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Finding an ally alloy

May 15, 2009

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Choosing the best filler metal for aluminum welding involves takinginto account the operating conditions of the finished weldedcomponent as well as six important variables that can affect theoperating condition.

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Welding Update for Infrastruture:Heating up takes time

May 15, 2009

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The good news about a worldwide ­recession is that steel prices are back down from their record highs of 2008. The Producer Price Index for hot-rolled bars, plates, and structural shapes, which includes a lot of bridge steel, dropped 7.5 percent from February 2008 to February 2009."The extreme...

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Aluminum filler metals meet AWS Specification A5.10

May 12, 2009

Hobart Brothers has added two new lines of aluminum solid welding wires and GTAW cut lengths to its McKay® brand of filler metals. The company joined in a strategic relationship with Maxal...

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Lincoln Electric dedicates new facility in India

May 11, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today dedicated a 100,000-square-foot welding consumables facility in Chennai, India, which will serve the growing market in that country and markets throughout the Asia...

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Techalloy names vice president – sales

April 14, 2009

Stan Merrick has been promoted to vice president of sales at Techalloy Welding Products, Baltimore. He is responsible for the worldwide sale of the company's stainless steel and nickel-alloy welding...

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Consumables Corner: Sizing up seismic-friendly filler metals

March 24, 2009

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Q: I am confused about the various specifications for seismic applications. How can I know if I have the right filler metal for the job?A: Your confusion is understandable. The documents overseeing seismic applications are ongoing and constantly revised. To fully understand this issue, we need to...

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Air Products brings third Tangshan, China air separation facility on-stream

March 19, 2009

Air Products has announced that it recently brought on-stream its third air separation facility (ASU) in Tangshan, Hebei Province, Northern China to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and liquid argon to...

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Taylor-Wharton announces leadership changes

March 10, 2009

Taylor-Wharton Intl., Mechanicsburg, Pa., has announced several executive leadership changes.Stuart Jara has been promoted to president of the Taylor-Wharton Divisions for both cylinders and...

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Praxair completes 15 acquisitions in 2008

March 10, 2009

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that it completed 15 acquisitions in 2008, with sales totaling nearly $90 million, including five acquisitions...

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The next generation of VOC-free vanishing lubricants

March 10, 2009

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Sooner or later,your operation will have to be free of volatile organic compounds emissions. Using the latest lubricants can help. Lubricant suppliers have developed VOC-free lubricants that combine the best qualities of vanishing oils and water-extendible synthetic fluids, minus the mixing hassle associated with the latter.

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Airgas acquires Great Lakes Oxygen

February 10, 2009

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has completed the acquisition of Great Lakes Oxygen, also doing business as Welder's Supply, Westside Welders Supply, Great Lakes Propane, and Lake Erie Iron and Metal.Great...

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Shielding Gas Primer GTAW

A shielding gas primer for GTAW

January 27, 2009

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With so many blends of shielding gas available, it can be a difficult task to determine which gas or gas blend best suits a particular GTAW application. To simplify that task, you must first understand the distinct properties that each gas or gas mixture brings to the table and how best to optimize the mixture once it's been determined.

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Low-hydrogen stick electrode designed for flat, horizontal position structural fabricating

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric offers the Excalibur® 7028 low-hydrogen stick electrode, designed for structural fabricators working in the flat and horizontal positions. Applications include ships and bridge...

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Tower Oil & Technology announces staff appointment

January 13, 2009

Tower Oil & Technology Co., an employee-owned metalworking fluids manufacturer in Chicago, has appointed Steve Lowery as its new vice president, director of sales.Lowery joined the company as a field...

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Western Enterprises donates equipment to local community college

January 13, 2009

Western Enterprises, Westlake, Ohio, has partnered with Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to supply equipment for the new National Center for Welding Education and Training to be built this year....

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