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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How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

Date: October 29, 2015

Sponsored by RoboVent

Length: 58:14

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 4

Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

Consumables Corner: Welding medium-carbon to high-strength steel

September 28, 2015

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Q: We need to weld a 1-in.-thick AISI 1050 carbon steel plate to a 2-in.-dia. A514 steel shaft. The AISI 1050 has a yield and tensile strength of 95 KSI and 115 KSI, respectively. We know we should preheat, but we're unsure of what temperatures to use or what filler metal to select. Could you...

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Shielding gas blends for carbon steel GMAW

September 28, 2015

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Argon and CO2 are the most commonly used gases in gas metal arc welding (GMAW). Alone, each has pronounced advantages. Together they combine to neutralize each other’s weaknesses and capitalize on each other’s strengths, all while providing you with your desired weld requirements.

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Selecting the right contact tip size

September 24, 2015

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Using the right-sized contact tip is critical to achieving optimal results in robotic and semiautomatic GMAW operations. Among the factors that determine the right tip size are the process and wire.

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PWTV: Shielding Gas Function

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 4:33

Samantha Noland of nexAir provides a brief overview of the physics of welding gases.

PWTV: Selecting a Shielding Gas for GMAW

Length: 8:56

Samantha Noland of nexAir discuses what attributes CO2, Argon, and a combination of the two bring to the GMAW process.

Wire feeder reaches 800 IPM

August 17, 2015

ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...

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To filter or not to filter, that is the question

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sponsored by RoboVent

Length: 48:00

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 3

Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

Lincoln Electric acquires Specialised Welding Products

August 10, 2015

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Specialised Welding Products (SWP), a provider of welding consumables based in Melbourne, Australia. SWP, which also provides fabrication, maintenance, and repair services for alloy and wear-resistant products commonly used in mining...

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Robovent: How Clean is Clean?

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sponsored by RoboVent

Length: 26:52

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 1

Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

Tungsten electrode addresses concerns of radiotoxic thoria

August 4, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® says its MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes were designed to address the growing concerns about the radiotoxic thoria present in standard red-tipped tungsten electrodes. The electrode reportedly strikes an arc 10 times more than a red-tipped thoriated tungsten when...

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Hobart partners on Bay Bridge project for "It’s the tie that binds" campaign

August 3, 2015

Hobart, Troy, Ohio, continues to collaborate on welding projects across the U.S. as part of the company’s “It’s the tie that binds” brand campaign. The latest video to join the campaign features the reconstruction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, one of the longest spans in the...

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Specialty electrode development, modification offered

July 29, 2015

The Weld Mold Co. offers specialty high-alloy welding electrodes and cored-wire and solid-wire products from NiCrMo and high-chrome hotwork alloys to high-nickel and cobalt alloys to chrome-carbide and chrome-manganese alloys. The company’s R&D metallurgical department can develop or modify...

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Hollow-wrist robotic torch system available in water-cooled version

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip offers a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series has a rotary electrical joint that provides for +/- 360 degrees of rotation while eliminating electrical cable twisting or torsional strain. The system’s modular...

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Quick-change robotic torch system offered

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip has introduced the new ArcSafe™ QC Solid Mount quick-change robotic torch system, designed for use on robots with integrated collision software. Standard features include a heavy-walled gooseneck and a cable assembly for fast changeout. Optional features include air blast,...

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