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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What's up with helium for welding applications?] -

What's up with helium for welding applications?

December 3, 2012 | By Dan Davis

Helium has been hard to get for some, and certainly the consumable gas is more expensive for welders than it used to be. The bad news is that this may be the case for some time. The good news is that alternatives are under development to help welders out as they tackle aluminum and stainless steel welding.

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GMAW gun eliminates downtime associated with neck replacements

November 29, 2012

Bernard has introduced the Bernard® S-Gun™ 250-amp GMAW gun. It features a locked, rotatable neck that cannot be removed easily by the operator, but is still serviceable by maintenance. The gun is compatible with weld cable control (WCC) systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Quik Tip™...

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GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc -

GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc

November 28, 2012

Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has introduced new Velocity™ GMAW consumables, which are integrated into the company's Fusion™ series of light-duty GMAW guns. The nonthreaded, drop-in-style contact tip eliminates the need to use tools to remove the tip, even if the...

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FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication -

FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication

October 23, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced new UltraCore® SR-12 gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire. This 75 to 80 percent argon/balance CO2 wire meets AWS E71T-12M-JH8 requirements in as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The wire is suitable for pressure vessel fabrication and applications...

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Harris Products Group named finalist for best plant in the nation

October 9, 2012

The Harris Products Group facility in Mason, Ohio, has been named a 2012 finalist for IndustryWeek's Best Plants competition. The distinction is based on strong manufacturing performance and a comprehensive focus on continuous improvement. Harris, a Lincoln Electric Co., designs, develops, and...

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Linde Canada acquires Contact Welding Supplies

October 9, 2012

Linde Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has announced the acquisition of Contact Welding Supplies Ltd., an independent industrial gases and welding equipment distributor in London, Ont. Linde Canada is an affiliate of Linde North America Inc. and a member of The Linde Group, a gases and engineering...

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Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments

October 9, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with the aluminum welding technology teams at the company's...

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Cyl-Tec names regional sales manager

September 27, 2012

Cyl-Tec Inc., Aurora, Ill., has named Greg Adamson to its regional sales team for the western U.S. and western Canada. He has 30 years of experience in the compressed gas industry. Cyl-Tec stocks and sells compressed gas and liquid cylinders, including high-pressure steel, acetylene, cryogenic,...

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Koike Aronson expands in New York

September 24, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment and portable and gas apparatus equipment, has begun adding about 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space to its main facility in Arcade, N.Y. When complete, the addition will make the facility 167,000 sq....

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CONCOA celebrates 25 years in business

September 24, 2012

CONCOA, Virginia Beach, Va., marked 25 years in business with a luncheon, open house, and guided tours of its 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and administrative facilities. The event was attended by more than 250 people including employees, families, friends, and guests, as well as city and state...

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Wallover Oil hires director of manufacturing -

Wallover Oil hires director of manufacturing

September 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Peter Vagt as its new director of manufacturing. He is responsible for all production, engineering, trucking, and safety matters. Vagt has more than 20 years of experience in the...

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Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications -

Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications

July 26, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new Metalshield® MC®-90 and Metalshield® MC®-110 low-alloy, metal-cored wires. They are designed to produce high-strength, high-toughness, H4-diffusible hydrogen weld deposits required in applications such as heavy equipment and crane...

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Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently -

Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently

July 23, 2012

Thermacut's new Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body and solid silver insert. The silver insert improves the conduction of electricity and dissipates the heat of the plasma arc efficiently to help extend electrode life, the company states. The initial offering is for...

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Wallover Oil hires new salesman -

Wallover Oil hires new salesman

July 19, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has added Jonathan LeGeune to its sales team. He is responsible for sales operations in eastern Tennessee, western Georgia, western Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama. LeGeune has 20 years of...

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Chemetall Metalworking Group receives Nissan approval for non-oil lubricant

July 16, 2012

Chemetall, New Providence, N.J., has announced that its Gardolube® VP 10300/2 non-oil stamping lubricant has received approval from Nissan Motors for use on all automotive components processed through paint and e-coat systems by Nissan North America facilities and affiliates. It is the first fully...

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