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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Air Products to expand production capacity

February 13, 2007

Air Products today announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at both its Ashland, Ky., and Reidsville, N.C., facilities. The expansions are being undertaken to meet market...

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STLE annual meeting scheduled for May

February 13, 2007

The 62nd STLE Annual Meeting offered by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers will take place May 6-10, 2007 in the Philadelphia Marriott (downtown).The meeting will offer technical...

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Air Liquide appoints distributor network director

January 9, 2007

Air Liquide America L.P., which provides packaged and specialty gases in the U.S., has appointed Michael (Mike) Stoddard as director of its ALNET distributor network, effective Jan. 1.Stoddard reports...

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Praxair Distribution names director, metal fabrication marketing

January 9, 2007

Praxair Distribution Inc. (PDI) has named Roch Monahan as director of metal fabrication marketing. He reports to James Baughman, vice president, metal fabrication and hardgoods supply chain.Based in...

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Hobart Brothers appoints vice president/general manager

December 12, 2006

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has named Grant Harvey as vice president and general manager for its North American Tubular Wire Div. Harvey has more than 20 years of experience in welding. He served...

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ESAB names VP/GM, consummables

December 4, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that Nick Culich was named vice president and general manager of consumables, effective Nov. 6, 2006. He is based at the company's filler metal...

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Hobart Brothers names general manager, filler metals

November 14, 2006

Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, recently promoted Dan Jackson to general manager for distribution filler metals. In this new role, Jackson oversees the company's stick electrode and solid wire...

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Stick electrode protection system blocks moisture

November 7, 2006

The Hobart® P-PAK from Hobart Brothers blocks moisture that can lead to stick electrode damage. It is available in 3/32-, 1/8-, or 5/32-in. diameters.The system is available in 5 or 10 lbs. for...

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BBG ranks fifth on merchant liquid producer list

November 7, 2006

When Linde and BOC Group collaborated to form The Linde Group, a portion of the business was required to be divested in accordance with an order issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This...

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Praxair acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

October 17, 2006

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, Ind. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied packaged industrial, medical, and...

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ESAB North America appoints president

October 9, 2006

ESAB Welding & Cutting products has announced that Del Tanner, chairman and CEO of Anderson Group Inc. (AGI) has assumed the role and responsibilities of president of ESAB North America in addition...

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Plasma cutting consumable line expanded

August 8, 2006

Thermacut Inc. has expanded its plasma cutting consumable product line to include direct-replacement consumables for Hypertherm® PowerMax® series torches.The product offering includes the...

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Electrodes gouge metals chemical processes cannot

August 8, 2006

Carbon arc electrodes from Weldmark physically remove metal, do not need oxidation to maintain the cut, and gouge metals that chemical processes cannot.The electrodes can cut carbon steel, stainless...

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Dam the purge gas and full speed ahead

July 11, 2006

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Shielding gas is an often overlooked area of savings in tube and pipe welding. Creating a purge dam in one of several different ways can help you isolate the weld area and minimize the amount of gas and time needed to purge the weld zone properly.

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Cracking the case

July 11, 2006

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Before welding abrasion-resistant plate, it's important to take certain precautions and choose the most appropriate filler metal for your application and weld metal.

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