Consumables Products

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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Hardsurfacing electrode designed for high-temperature applications

January 22, 2016

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a chromium carbide alloy electrode that can be used in hot-wear applications up to 1,100 degrees F. SelectWear 60HC is a metal-to-earth wear welding wire that deposits an alloy composed of a high density of primary chromium carbides in an iron matrix. This...

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SAW flux made for chrome-moly steels

January 20, 2016

Hobart has formulated its SWX 160 SAW flux to help improve weld quality on chrome-moly, creep-resistant steels. This neutral, agglomerated, fluoride-basic flux provides a low residual-content weld deposit to help reduce the risk of temper embrittlement in high-temperature applications, making it...

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Flux-cored wire offers low-hydrogen weld deposit

January 14, 2016

Hobart has introduced FabCO® 750M gas-shielded, flux-cored wire. It is designed to provide low diffusible hydrogen weld deposits on high-strength applications to help minimize the risk of underbead cracking. The wire is suitable for such applications as welding API 5L Grade X100 pipe; as an...

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Heavy-duty packaging protects SAW flux

January 13, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced Flux Pack™ packaging for its OK line of SAW flux. The packaging uses heavy-duty LDPE (low-density polyethylene) material to protect dry agglomerated welding flux against moisture re-absorption from the atmosphere. The packaging has an extended shelf...

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All-position, gas-shielded, flux-cored wire suitable for 100 percent CO2 welding

January 13, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has introduced 625-T1C gas-shielded, flux-cored joining wire, designed for all-position welding of alloy 625 and dissimilar metals using 100 percent CO2 shielding gas. The wire’s composition results in an all-weld deposit with iron content less than 1 percent, which is...

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PTA, laser cladding consumables developed for wear protection

January 7, 2016

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, has introduced a series of new plasma transfer arc (PTA) and laser cladding powders. The 6030 powder formulations comprise 60 percent tungsten carbide and 40 percent nickel alloy. They form a ductile nickel-chrome alloy matrix with a 30 to 35 HRC. The 6051 powder also...

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Tungsten electrodes are free from thoria

December 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes that are free from the potentially harmful thoria. They can be used for welding aluminum with the AC process, as well as steels and alloys with the DC process. Available in the U.S. from Cob Industries, the...

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Portable wire feeders introduced

December 8, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched two new portable wire feeders that are compatible with the Warrior 400i MV CC/CV and Warrior 500i power sources. The Warrior® YardFeed 200 provides remote control of the voltage and wire feed speed at the feeder, including the ability to preset wire...

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Submerged arc electrode resists corrosion

November 17, 2015

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced SelectWear 410NiMo-S, a hardsurfacing martensitic stainless steel wire. The tubular submerged arc welding electrode produces a deposit that resists abrasion, corrosion, and thermal fatigue. Available in 3/32, 7/64, and 1/8 in. dia., the electrode is used in such...

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Plasma cutting electrodes’ silver tip slows wear rate

November 11, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced SilverPlus® electrodes for its HySpeed® HSD130 plasma cutting systems. In the company’s laboratory testing, the electrode has been shown to last more than twice as long as a standard copper-tipped electrode. According to the manufacturer, the electrode delivers 4 and 5...

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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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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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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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