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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Tungsten grinder provides consistent tip geometry

November 8, 2005

Diamond Ground Products offers its DGP-3-V2 grinding system that provides ground arc welding electrodes cut to length with consistent tip geometry for automatic arc welding. An optional vacuum system...

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Cabinets store most compressed air, gas cylinders and tanks

November 8, 2005

The Hodge Division of The Durham Mfg. Co. offers a revamped line of gas cylinder storage cabinets. The new line consists of five models of cabinets for the storage of most types of compressed air or...

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Using flat wire in GMAW

November 8, 2005

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In manufacturing, new welding processes are being examined and tested while existing ones are being optimized. Specifically, conventional GMAW is evolving into a new process aimed toward helping fabricators and manufacturers realize increased productivity and economic viability. The use of flat wire is addressing one of the components of the process -- the electrode.

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Fluid mixer automatically mixes 250 gal. continuously

October 11, 2005

The SSM-300 shear static mixer from Industrial Fluid Systems automatically mixes 250-gal. batches of fluid continuously with little to no user intervention.The mixer can be set to run at one...

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GMAW products designed to enhance productivity

October 11, 2005

Bernard® Welding Equipment's Centerfire™ gas diffusers, contact tips, and nozzles work together to improve productivity in GMAW applications.The threadless contact tips drop in the gas...

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GTAW series includes torches, accessories, and consumables

October 11, 2005

The Legacy series of GTAW products from Weldcraft includes 9, 17, 18, 20, and 26 series torch packages, along with their supporting nozzles, collet and collet bodies, and gas lenses.The Dura-Lens gas...

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BOC Canada appoints operations and technical director

October 11, 2005

BOC Canada, Mississauga, Ont., has named Doug Bonnar as its operations and technical director. Bonnar is responsible for establishing the new operations and technical group, in line with the company's...

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Wires designed for welding stainless steel

September 13, 2005

Designed for use with 75 percent argon/25 percent CO2 or 100 percent CO2 shielding gases, Hobart Brothers' McKay® ChromaWeld™ gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel welding wires are...

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Diamond Ground Products upgrades Web site

September 13, 2005

Diamond Ground Products, Newbury Park, Calif., has upgraded its Web site.Besides showcasing the company's products, the site also features free tungsten guidebook downloads designed to help welders...

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How to choose the consumables you use - Part II

July 12, 2005

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Several small but crucial components—back caps, collets and collet bodies, gas lenses, and nozzles—are key components in enhancing GTAW productivity. These components are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Optimizing these consumables can help to optimize welder uptime.

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Airgas names president, Airgas South

July 12, 2005

Airgas Inc. has appointed Jay Sullivan as president of its Airgas South region.Sullivan, who has served as chief financial officer of Airgas South since 1997, succeeds Mike Rohde, who recently was...

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How to choose the consumables you use - Part I

June 14, 2005

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Editor's Note: This article, which covers consumables for gas metal arc welding, is the first installment of a two-part article. Part II discusses gas tungsten arc welding consumables.

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Airgas acquires two welding supply companies

June 14, 2005

Airgas, Radnor, Pa., has acquired the assets and operations of Vancouver Welding Supply Inc. (VWS), based in Vancouver, Wash., and Cumberland Welding & Supply Co. Inc. in Cumberland, Md.Airgas Nor...

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Airgas signs letter of intent to purchase Kanox Inc.

May 10, 2005

Airgas Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Kanox Inc., a Kansas-based distributor of packaged gases and welding hardgoods. Airgas currently owns 25 percent of the outstanding...

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Appeals court rules in favor of Centricut

May 10, 2005

Centricut LLC, West Lebanon, N.H., a subsidiary of Hypertherm Inc., has announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed an earlier decision of a federal New Hampshire court,...

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