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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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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Flame Technologies names president/COO

April 12, 2005

Flame Technologies Inc. has named 20-year company veteran Shawn Toops as president and COO.Toops previously served the company as vice president/general manager, a position he held since 1999. In his...

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Wire feeder has improved duty cycle

March 8, 2005

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its SuitCase™ X-TREME™ 12VS voltage-sensing wire feeder. Compared to the previous model, the new model features an improved contactor for higher...

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BOC signs AWISCO NY

March 8, 2005

BOC has signed a multiyear supply agreement with AWISCO NY Corp., a distributor of compressed gases and welding, safety, and industrial supplies.AWISCO serves the construction trades, including steel...

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Wire has deoxiders

February 8, 2005

Hobart Brothers has formulated its FabCO® RXR, an AWS E70T-1 tubular wire with added deoxidizers to allow operators to weld through rust, mill scale, and light oil without precleaning.Designed for...

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Airgas names vice president–hardgoods

February 4, 2005

Airgas Inc. has appointed David E. Levin as vice president–hardgoods, with responsibility for product management of all welding/MRO hardgoods and safety products. Levin had been vice...

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Airgas president/COO resigns

January 18, 2005

Airgas Inc. has announced that president and COO Glenn M. Fischer resigned on Jan. 14. The company has appointed Michael L. Molinini executive vice president and COO.Molinini, an eight-year Airgas...

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Tungsten electrodes available for GTAW, PAW

January 11, 2005

Process Welding Systems offers tungsten electrodes for GTAW and PAW.Available in thoriated, ceriated, and lanthanated types, the electrodes are 7 in. long and from 0.020in. to 1/8 in. in diameter.

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Flux-cored wires designed for hard-surfacing applications

January 11, 2005

Hobart Brothers offers its McKay® VertiWear® 600 and AP gas-shielded flux-cored hard-surfacing wires.Designed for surfacing mild- and low-alloy steel components that are prone to moderate...

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Simplifying shielding gas selection

January 11, 2005

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Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: Why is welding affected by the shielding gases used? Why are so many blends available for carbon steel? Why can I use some gases for some materials and not others? Answering these questions will help you take the mystery...

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