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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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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Air Liquide appoints president/CEO

July 10, 2007

Air Liquide USA LLC, Houston, has named Michael J. Graff as president and CEO and as a director of U.S. subsidiary businesses.Graff leads the company's industrial gas operations and business...

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MS Fluid Technologies forms distributor partnership with ICQL Quimica

June 12, 2007

MS Fluid Technologies, Indianapolis, a specialty chemical formulator and distributor for the metal forming, working, and finishing industries, has announced a distributor agreement with ICQL Quimica...

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Beyond Commodity

June 12, 2007

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Before making a process change to metal-cored wires, it is important to establish a baseline to measure the potential for improvement, know the wire's capabilities, and be able to justify such a change.

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American Torch Tip buys Precision Products

June 7, 2007

The American Torch Tip Co. (ATTC) has announced that it has purchased the Precision Products Co. of Canaan, N.H.Precision Products specializes in manufacturing plasma torches and consumables used...

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Electrode resists salt water corrosion

May 8, 2007

Arco Industries LLC copper-nickel alloy electrode 813 exhibits high corrosion resistance, especially against salt water, the company says.The ERCuNi electrode primarily is used for welding 70/30,...

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Conversion adapters, gas diffusers work with most GMAW guns

May 8, 2007

Bernard offers conversion adapters and gas diffusers that fit its Centerfire™ contact tips and nozzles to all major GMAW gun brands.The adapters and gas diffusers connect the consumables to...

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Gas Innovations expands office space

May 8, 2007

Gas Innovations, Houston, an independent gas wholesaler, equipment, and services provider serving industrial gas producers and distributors, has added 3,400 square feet of office space to its La...

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Techalloy appoints sales director, manager

May 8, 2007

Techalloy Welding Products, Baltimore, recently appointed Stan Merrick as director of sales—welding products, and Gary Powell as export technical sales manager.With more than 20 years'...

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