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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Welding chrome-moly steel - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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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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 electrode, with improved weld puddle control for simplified out-of-position welding. The electrode...

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welding chrome moly steel

Examining the X-factor

May 4, 2010 | By Keith Packard

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 welding. It maintains corrosion resistance and produces a high-purity weld deposit, which reduces weld...

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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 and brand management and served as account manager and most recently as national accounts manager....

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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 applications that require impact toughness properties. Designed for use on structural steel weldments...

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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 manufacturing. The new Matrix&trade wire from the company's Tri-Mark® brand is a proprietarily...

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Nickel electrode resists crevice corrosion, pitting

March 5, 2010

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a gas-shielded, flux-cored, nickel-based electrode designed to resist crevice corrosion and pitting. SelectAlloy C276-AP has been developed to weld nickel-chromium-molybdenum to itself or to other nickel-based alloys. Composed of 16 percent molybdenum, 15.5 percent...

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contact tips

A GMAW consumables check list

March 1, 2010 | By Jeff Henderson

This article looks at contact tips used in GMAW and discusses a few tips to help industry professionals and welding enthusiasts get their money is worth from MIG contact tips while still guaranteeing high quality workmanship.

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