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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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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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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SAW flux packaging for high-production applications introduced

January 12, 2010

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the BigBag for delivering flux for high-production SAW applications. The woven polypropylene bag, which has a polyethylene inlay to prevent moisture pickup, contains 2,200 lbs. of flux. Secondary protection also is provided by a foil wrap on each...

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Wallover Oil purchases assets of Larson Chemical

December 15, 2009

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of industrial lubricants and cleaners, has purchased the assets of Larson Chemical Co., Greendale, Wis.William J. Pearcy, vice president of sales and marketing at Wallover, said, "Larson's line of machining and grinding coolants, rust...

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ESAB adds new manufacturing lines in Ohio plant

November 10, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, based in Florence, S.C., has added two new wire drawing lines at its Ashtabula, Ohio, manufacturing facility. These lines produce wire for high-production SAW applications, increasing the company's SAW wire capacity.The new lines descale, clean, and draw the wire to...

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No cracking under pressure for pipeline contractor

November 3, 2009

Progressive Pipeline Inc., Meridian, Miss., found that a new low-hydrogen vertical electrode made a real difference in a pipeline project the company worked on in 2008.

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Flashback arrester designed for medium gas consumption requirements

October 13, 2009

Witt-Gastechnik offers 85-20, a flashback arrester for medium gas consumption requirements in gas welding, cutting, and burning applications. It delivers up to 1,589 SCFH for acetylene and other oxyfuel gases.The arrester measures about 5.1 in. long and 2.4 in. in diameter. Two versions are...

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ESAB appoints president – CEO, North America

October 5, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the appointment of Andrew Masterman as president and chief executive officer of ESAB North America, effective August 17, 2009. Masterman is based in Florence, South Carolina, and replaces Brendan Colgan, who has assumed the role of chairman of The ESAB...

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Tubular hardfacing electrode combats wear in heavy industry

September 9, 2009

Rankin Industries' Rantube, a large diameter tubular hardfacing electrode, combats part wear in heavy industry caused by severe abrasion, erosion, impact, and heat.The electrode's deposition rates are up to 6.5 PPH for the 7/16 in. (11 mm) size. The in. electrode is designed for all position...

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Storage, dispensing system designed for corrosive chemicals, abrasive fluids

September 9, 2009

The IFH Group now offers a Special Product Package version of its fluid storage and dispensing system for lubricant storage.The package is designed for applications involving corrosive chemicals and other abrasive fluids that require special handling for safety and efficiency. The standard PVC...

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Understanding low-alloy steel

September 1, 2009 | By Keith Packard

Alloys comprise 1 to 5 percent of a particular steels content and are added to provide the steel with a specific attribute. Knowing the type of low-alloy steel you have will help you to choose the right filler metal and achieve good weld quality.

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