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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Wind Point Partners acquires Harsco GasServ businesses

December 10, 2007

Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of the Harsco GasServ group of gas technology businesses from Harsco Corp. The acquisition includes Taylor-Wharton,...

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BOC Gases and Linde Gas rebrand in North America as Linde

November 6, 2007

The Linde Group, Murray Hill, N.J., has announced that its integrated BOC Gases and Linde Gas organizations in North America are now branded as Linde. Linde AG acquired The BOC Group PLC in September...

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Proportional mixer designed for single press

October 9, 2007

Industrial Innovations Inc. has added the Pro Mix I to its line of proportional mixers.Designed for manufacturers that mix and distribute lubrication to a single press, the mixer has dual 10-gal....

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High-nickel alloy intended for GTAW, GMAW, submerged arc welding

October 9, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC has introduced the bare-wire and covered-electrode versions of the Arcos 617 high-nickel alloy, used primarily to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum base material and to join various...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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Programmable lubricant application accelerates stamper's die changes

October 9, 2007

Red Rock Stamping, Chandler, AZ, airbag and seatbelt components manufacturer, looked for ways to improve its die change processes to handle the anticipated business volume increases. A lot of cleanup had been required around the machines as a result of the lubrication system. By installing a new fluid application system by UNIST, the stamper gained more control over the spray volumes and locations and reduced die change times. Fluid disposal was eliminated as well.

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Sub-assembly parts

New lube gives the slip to stamper's slips, trips, and falls

October 9, 2007

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KI USA, a division of KI Japan, stamps and produces sub-assembly parts for Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and other "transplant" automotive OEMs. The stamper wanted to improve plant safety by reducing incidents of slips and falls. Petroleum-based stamping lubricants that had been used created a slippery environment at the press and other sites. Changing the stamping lubricant system to a synthetic lubricant from MS Fluid Technologies not only improved plant safety and appearance, it produced cost savings and reduced the plant's impact upon the environment.

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Flux-cored wires suitable for less experienced welders

September 11, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Dual Shield X series of flux-cored wires. The wires are designed to be more forgiving than traditional flux-cored wires and are suitable for less...

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American Torch Tip purchases Precision Products

September 11, 2007

The American Torch Tip Company (ATTC), Bradenton, Fla., has purchased Precision Products Co., Canaan, N.H.Employing more than 225 people, ATTC manufactures welding and cutting consumables. Precision...

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GMAW welder

The tipping point

September 11, 2007

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Incorrect contact tip recess can cause excessive spatter, burn-through and warping, insufficient penetration, and porosity. Welders who become familiar with correct tip recess can avoid these problems as well as unnecessary equipment upgrades yet still improve GMAW quality.

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Arc welding shielding gases

Choosing shielding gases for arc welding

September 11, 2007

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Proper selection of the shielding gas for gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes can dramatically improve speed, quality, and deposition rate of a given weldment.

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Flux cored wire and electrodes

Flood-weld forging dies and large castings

August 8, 2007

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COR-MET has been manufacturing flux cored wire and electrodes since 1972, specializing in high deposition alloys for the repair of Forging Dies and Large Foundry Castings. The Flood Welding Procedure will deposit up to 60 lbs per hour of weld metal. The consumable alloys available for Flood...

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Covered electrode welds nickel-copper alloys

August 7, 2007

Arcos Industries LLC offers 9N10, a covered electrode used primarily to weld nickel-copper alloys to themselves and to steel. It is also used for cladding steel joints with nickel-copper alloy and for...

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Harris Products Group creates scholarship in honor of retiree

August 7, 2007

The Harris Products Group, Gainesville, Ga., has established a scholarship in honor of Larry Schweikert, who recently retired after 32 years with the company. The Larry and Patti Schweikert...

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Mixing station reduces fluid handling, transportation

July 10, 2007

Unist Inc. has announced production of a series of mixing stations for blending and dispensing cutting and forming fluids. The Manual Mixing Station (MM-S) and Central Supply Mixing Station (CSM-S)...

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