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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Fume extraction gun made to be lightweight

July 10, 2014

Bernard has redesigned its Clean Air™ fume extraction gun to be lighter and smaller than many standard fume extraction guns. With nearly the same dimensions as the company’s regular semiautomatic GMAW gun, it is suitable for almost any medium- to heavy-duty solid or flux-cored welding...

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Consumables Corner: Horizontal fillet test troubles

July 1, 2014

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Q: For a recently acquired large structural job, we have had to qualify a single-pass 5/16-in. fillet using 0.045-in. E71T-9M flux-cored wire. We are having trouble passing the horizontal fillet test. When performing the weld break test on the horizontal fillet weld, there is incomplete penetration...

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Seamless wires resist moisture pickup

June 30, 2014

Hobart Brothers Co. has introduced new seamless flux-cored and metal-cored wires designed to offer extreme resistance to moisture pickup and minimize cracking. The new Hobart® MEGAFIL® wires also have less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment, which further mitigates cracking...

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Consumables cover plasma cutting from 50 to 200 amps

June 24, 2014

Thermacut, The Cutting Company, offers a line of replacement consumables suitable for use with the HyPro 2000 ® upgrade for MAX200® and HT2000® plasma cutting systems from Hypertherm®. The product line covers cutting applications from 50 to 200 amps and material that includes mild steel,...

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Brochure highlights long hand torches, accessories

June 19, 2014

Uniweld has published a brochure of its U.S.-made long torches, featuring V-, H-, and A-style torches and equipment. Also included are hand and machine cutting torches in a variety of lengths and styles and flashback...

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Brazing/heating tips available with more than 40 options

June 18, 2014

Uniweld offers the Hot Tips line of brazing and heating tips. More than 40 options are available for various application requirements. The line includes Cap’n Hook® tips, which provide 100 percent flame wraparound for even heat distribution in pipes and concentrated heat of up to 5,600...

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Flux-cored, gas-shielded electrode introduced

June 18, 2014

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced an E71T-1 flux-cored, gas-shielded electrode designed for weldability over a variety of parameters. Select 707 is an all-position wire for welding at low- or high-current settings that exhibits a smooth arc transfer and good arc stability, the company says. It...

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Abicor Binzel receives 2013 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership

June 17, 2014

Based on its recent analysis of the welding torches market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Abicor Binzel, based in Buseck, Germany, with the 2013 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership for Binzel’s advanced line of lighter-weight torches for manual welding. The air-cooled,...

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Aluminum GMAW push-pull welding system targets truck trailer manufacturing

June 10, 2014

The POWER MIG® 350MP Trailer Manufacturing One-Pak™ from Lincoln Electric provides push-pull wire feeding capability for trailer manufacturing sheet metal applications. The multiprocess package includes a Magnum® PRO AL air-cooled, push-pull gun; aluminum drive roll kits; SuperGlaze 5356...

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Wire feeder designed for GMAW

June 10, 2014

EWM AG offers the drive 4X wire feeder for GMAW. Each wire feed roller is driven by its own cogwheel. The four cogwheels are interlocked with the drive shaft, causing the wire feed rollers to run synchronously. The driving shafts of the four wire feed rollers, which are 1.46 in. dia., are...

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Consumables Corner: Defining current density

June 5, 2014

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Q: Our company manufactures cylindrical structures, including tanks and smokestacks made from A36 or A572 material. The material is burned to size on a plasma table and mechanically beveled. Process limitations cause gaps in the joints during fit-up. We use a 0.045-in.-dia. solid wire with a 75...

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Hobart website presents new brand campaign

June 3, 2014

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has established a new website at that presents its new “It’s the tie that binds” brand campaign for its filler metals. Visitors to the site can request a free Hobart filler metal sample; request to speak with a Hobart...

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Consumables suitable for use with plasma cutting system

May 28, 2014

Thermacut, The Cutting Company, offers a full line of replacement consumables for the HP260A™ system from AJAN® Elektronik Inc. The product line covers mild steel cutting applications from 30 to 260...

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To infinity and beyond—with the help of a filler metal

May 19, 2014


4943 alloy is the first aluminum filler metal developed in the U.S., designed for use in wrought commercial applications, and registered with the Aluminum Association in over 50 years. It was designed primarily to provide a consistently high-strength alternative to filler metal 4043 while maintaining various advantages of 4043. The most interesting and comprehensive series of third-party tests were conducted by NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center for the James Webb Space Telescope project.

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Replacement consumables offered for plasma cutting system

May 12, 2014

Thermacut, The Cutting Company, has introduced a full line of replacement consumables suitable for the HySpeed® HSD®130 system from Hypertherm®. The product line covers cutting applications from 45 to 130 amps and material that includes mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. This...

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