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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Stainless consumables designed for welding austenitic steels, dissimilar materials

December 13, 2010

Lincoln Electric has introduced two new lines of stainless welding consumables: Excalibur® stainless stick electrode and Lincolnweld® stainless submerged arc wire and flux. The stick electrodes are designed to weld several types of austenitic steels and dissimilar materials. Their low carbon...

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Face to face with hardfacing

November 23, 2010 | By Joe Hirscher

Selecting the appropriate hardfacing alloy can be an intimidating experience due to the variety of applications, service conditions, and base metals. Learning to ask the right questions will help you make the decision that best fits your application.

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for industrial welding applications

November 15, 2010

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored, austenitic stainless steel electrodes designed for use in industrial welding applications. SelectAlloy 307-AP is composed of nominal weld metal of 19 percent chromium, 10 percent nickel, 4 percent manganese, 1 percent molybdenum, and...

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Low-alloy welding wire designed to help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels -

Low-alloy welding wire designed to help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels

November 8, 2010

To help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels used in high-temperature, high-pressure applications in the power generation and petroleum industries, Hobart Brothers offers its Tri-Mark® TM-B9 welding wire. This gas-shielded, flux-cored wire offers all-position welding capabilities...

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GMAW wire boxes upgraded with bulk quantities, minipallets, side-view windows

November 1, 2010

Lincoln Electric has upgraded its 500- and 1,000-lb. Accu-Pak® boxes for its SuperArc® GMAW wire for robotic welding applications with bulk quantities, minipallets and new side-view windows. The forklift-ready, corrugated cardboard minipallets are available for both box sizes. The boxes and...

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Russian welding consumables manufacturer

October 29, 2010

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mezhgosmetiz-Mtsensk OAO ("MGM"), a privately-held welding wire manufacturer based in the Orel region of Russia. The acquisition will provide Lincoln its first manufacturing operation in Russia as well...

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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

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 | By Joe Bundy

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 -

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 | By L.R. Standifer

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 | By Dan Davis, Nathan Moyer

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 hard alloys, and surfacing of difficult-to-weld steel. Typical applications are the processing of...

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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 (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) on the site of the former twin towers destroyed in the attack on...

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