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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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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Consuming plasma consumables too quickly?

March 1, 2010 | By Kent Swart

All plasma systems use consumables that have an expected life. In high-use environments the cost of consumables can become considerable over time. Familiarizing yourself with what causes premature consumable wear and how to prevent it can help extend the life of your consumables, and in turn, cut down on the cost of continuous consumable replacement.

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Metalworking fluid works with cast and wrought-iron aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high nickel alloys

February 9, 2010

Chemetall has introduced Tech-Cool® 35052, a premium-grade, chlorine EP-activated, heavy-duty, semisynthetic metalworking fluid designed for use with cast and wrought aluminum alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and high-nickel alloys. The blend of chlorinated EP ingredients helps the fluid...

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nexAir relocates Atlanta-area branch

February 9, 2010

Memphis-based atmospheric gases and welding distributor nexAir has relocated its Atlanta branch to Suwanee, Ga. In May 2008 nexAir acquired Atlanta-based Specialty Gases Southeast. Since then the company has expanded its product offerings in the Atlanta region to include more specialty medical and...

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Two plasma consumable kits introduced

January 12, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced two consumable kits for its Powermax systems.The all-in-one kit is for hand-held cutting and contains up to four different consumable types: shielded with drag-cutting technology, unshielded with an unshielded nozzle, gouging, and FineCut. A reference guide provides tips...

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