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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Gas pressure regulators introduced

October 25, 2010

WITT-Gasetechnik has introduced two new dome pressure regulators for a variety of applications and technical gases. Models 747LE and 757LE offer a pipe diameter of up to 2 in. and an increased maximum flow rate over a variety of pressures. They are suitable for users who need constant gas pressure...

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Self-shielded, flux-cored wires have new packaging design -

Self-shielded, flux-cored wires have new packaging design

September 13, 2010

Hobert Brothers now offers its Hobart® Fabshield® XLR-8 and Fabshield XLNT-6 self-shielded, flux-cored wires in a new packaging design. Each package features a screen-printed box with the product logos, along with wire parameter information to assist users in proper welding procedure....

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Welding chrome-moly steel

September 8, 2010


Welding chrome-moly tube and pipe conventionally is done with shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) or submerged arc welding (SAW). Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) has been tried, but the wires had some drawbacks that prevented widespread acceptance. Recent developments have reduced some of these disadvantages, so GMAW deserves a fresh look. The switch might lead to improvements in the weld's characteristics or welding productivity.

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Nitrogen purging/testing regulator has tamper-resistant internal relief valve

August 23, 2010

The Harris Products Group has introduced the model 226 nitrogen purging/testing regulator, designed with fewer internal components to help reduce the chance of failures. A one-piece encapsulated seat with a 10-micron filter helps prevent particulate seat contamination. The Teflon® seat...

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ILMO Products acquires Smitty's Welding Supply

August 16, 2010

ILMO Products Co. has acquired Smitty's Welding Supply Co. to broaden its delivery of medical, industrial, beverage, and laboratory gases, as well as gas and welding equipment, in the metro St. Louis area. This acquisition expands ILMO's current St. Louis footprint and total service area. ILMO...

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Shielding gas consumption efficiency - TheFabricator

Shielding gas consumption efficiency

August 13, 2010


This is the second part of a two-part series on making shielding gas systems more efficient.

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Rethinking weld shielding gas selection - TheFabricator

Rethinking weld shielding gas selection

August 4, 2010

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When it comes to selecting shielding gases for certain welding processes, welders need to challenge their old-school thinking.

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New welding electrodes introduced - TheFabricator

New welding electrodes introduced

July 19, 2010

Kjellberg Finsterwalde Elektroden und Zusatzwerkstoffe GmbH offers three new welding electrodes. The high-alloyed Finox 29/9 Gold rod electrode is designed for joint welding, buffering layers under...

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ESAB provides filler metals for construction of 1 World Trade Center

July 7, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced that several hundred thousand pounds of its filler metals have already been consumed in the construction of 1 World Trade Center...

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Stick electrodes have improved weld puddle control - TheFabricator

Stick electrodes have improved weld puddle control

July 7, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the Atom Arc 7018 Acclaim stick electrode. According to the manufacturer, the electrode has the same drive and dig as its original Atom Arc stick...

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Examining the X-factor

May 4, 2010


The X-factor, also known as the Bruscato factor, is an important equation for anyone welding with chrome-moly steel. The equation will help you test your filler metals for levels of phosphorus, antimony, tin, and arsenic that could make a weldment susceptible to temper embrittlement.

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Stainless steel electrodes designed to enhance productivity for specific applications

April 12, 2010

Arcos Industries LLC offers two bare-wire and covered stainless steel electrodes designed to help enhance productivity for specific welding applications. Arcos 320/320LR is primarily used for pipe...

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Harris Products Group names national accounts director

April 6, 2010

The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Lorie Plengemeier to the position of director of national accounts. Plengemeier spent 10 years at Thermadyne in leadership positions in marketing...

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Metal wire offers high-impact strength at low temperatures

March 30, 2010

As a complement to its Fabshield® XLR-8™ all-position welding wire, Hobart Brothers now offers the Fabshield XLNT-6™ self-shielded flux-cored wire for flat and horizontal welding...

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Metal-cored welding wire designed for high-volume robotic welding applications

March 30, 2010

Hobart Brothers has developed a metal-cored welding wire designed to maximize performance and increase productivity on high-volume robotic welding applications, especially those for heavy equipment...

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