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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Oxyfuel cutting replacement tips offered

February 12, 2008

American Torch Tip Co. manufactures a line of replacement parts for Messer Vadura 1210A and 1215A oxyfuel cutting tips.Suitable for automated systems requiring fast throughput, the two-piece tips are...

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Tungsten electrodes

Selecting and preparing tungsten electrodes

January 15, 2008

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Selecting and preparing a tungsten electrode for welding involves choosing the correct electrode diameter, and prepping the electrode with the appropriate process and equipment. Successfully performing all three will allow for a consistent and stable arc.

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for elevated travel speed butt, lap, fillet welds

January 15, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded metal-cored, stainless steel electrodes designed for making butt, lap, and fillet welds at elevated travel speeds. The electrodes offer a maximum carbon...

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150-amp set added to consumable line

January 15, 2008

Hypertherm has added a 150-amp consumable set to its Centricut® brand Innerlogic Proline2200 consumable line.The consumables feature patented SilverLine® electrode technology, which involves...

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New Miller Web page connects visitors to welding resources

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Industries and Interests Web page, located at www.millerwelds.com/interests, organizes the information available on the Appleton, Wis., company's Web site into nine...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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Keeping consumables from consuming welding profits

January 15, 2008

Like every manufacturer these days, truck and trailer manufacturer Tico Manufacturing Inc. can't afford to waste any time on non-value-added activities. It recently switched its welders to Centerfire™ nonthreaded contact tips manufactured by Bernard®. These tips require replacement about once every two weeks; the previous tips were replaced three times a day. And because they are unthreaded, the tips take much less time to replace.

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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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