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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American Torch Tip names regional account executive

January 16, 2012

Bradenton, Fla.-based American Torch Tip, a manufacturer of cutting and welding consumables for plasma, GMAW, GTAW, and oxyfuel, has hired Tony Ragle as a regional account executive. Ragle has more than 35 years of experience in semiautomatic and robotic welding applications. In his new position,...

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ESAB acquired by Colfax Corp.

January 13, 2012

Effective Friday, January 13, 2012, Charter International plc, owner of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, has been acquired by Colfax Corporation. Colfax Corp., based in Fulton Md., is a diversified industrial manufacturing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Charter International...

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Filler metals meet seismic application requirements -

Filler metals meet seismic application requirements

January 12, 2012

Hobart Brothers offers 16 metal-cored and flux-cored wires that meet the AWS D1.8/D1.8M Structural Welding Code-Seismic Supplement for demand-critical welds in seismic-moment, frame-welded connections. These filler metals have been three-lot tested in accordance with AWS D1.8/D1.8M:2009 testing...

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Ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives introduced

January 12, 2012

Etna Products Inc. has introduced Etna Eco Lube Technology, an ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives. The additives are designed to serve as alternatives to mineral oil-based products used in drawing lubricants and to conventional chlorinated EP additives used in lubricants for cold...

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Heavy-duty soluble oil lubricants offered

January 9, 2012

Houghton Intl. offers two heavy-duty soluble oil lubricants for stamping and drawing operations. Houghto-Draw® 7060 lubricates ferrous and nonferrous metals, including difficult alloys such as titanium and INCONEL® alloy. It is compatible with hard water and runs clean with low foaming. The...

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LA-CO appoints new president -

LA-CO appoints new president

January 9, 2012

LA-CO® Industries Inc./Markal Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill., a provider of specialty plumbing and HVAC chemicals, has named George Bowman as president, succeeding John Hardin, who has retired. Bowman's responsibilities include collaborating with customers to develop product innovations;...

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Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels -

Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels

December 20, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers Hobart® FabCOR® 86R gas-shielded, metal-cored wire for robotic and automated welding applications. The wire operates on both constant-voltage (CV) and pulsed welding power sources and is suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels, rail cars, storage...

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Synthetic lubricants formulated for drawing, stamping ferrous and nonferrous metals

November 21, 2011

Houghton Intl. offers two synthetic, water-soluble metal forming lubricants. DRAWSOL® WM 110 is formulated for drawing and stamping ferrous and nonferrous metals. The oil-free formula minimizes smoke, mist, and odors during forming, and it does not stick to metalworking tools, the company states....

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Machining fluid has high degree of cleanliness, low reportable VOCs

November 11, 2011

Chemtool Inc.’s NuSol 21 Ultra Max 2 is a hybrid technology machining fluid providing corrosion protection for tooling, parts, and equipment. It has a blend of high-molecular-weight PAO emulsion, ester technology, and sulfur/chlorine emulsions and offers resistance to hard water and aluminum...

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Martensitic electrodes introduced -

Martensitic electrodes introduced

November 10, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes in 0.045- and 0.0625-in. diameters. Select 410-AP is an all-position wire that delivers flat, well-washed beads with minimal weaving. It produces very low spatter and excellent slag peeling to minimize...

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Praxair acquires American Gas Group

November 2, 2011

Danbury, Conn.-based industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. has acquired independent supplier American Gas Group. With facilities in Toledo, Ohio, and Wheeling, Ill., American Gas and its various units have 56 employees Now part of Praxair Distribution Inc., American Gas packages various specialty...

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Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables -

Handling, installing, and maintaining GMAW consumables

October 20, 2011 | By Frank Laberi

For GMAW consumables in particular, several pitfalls exist that can shorten their life span. Taking the time to learn tips for keeping them clean and lasting longer can positively affect productivity, quality, and the bottom line.

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Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life

October 17, 2011

Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM consumables when cutting at 275 amps and below, and more...

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Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines -

Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines

September 19, 2011

Hobart Brothers has developed a gas-shielded, metal-cored wire designed to help improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. Metalloy® 71 SG wire features high deoxidizer levels that can produce consistent welds through mill scale. According to the...

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Metalworking fluid features enhanced detergency

September 12, 2011

Chemtool Inc.’s NuSoL® Alumax 89 is formulated for use on nonferrous alloys; exotic ferrous alloys, including titanium, INCONEL® alloys, and MONEL® alloys; plastics; and composites. New surfactant technologies promote and enhance detergency for clean parts and machine surfaces. Other...

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