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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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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Linde Gas opens nitrogen liquefier

December 7, 2004

Linde Gas LLC has begun operating a nitrogen liquefier at its Canton Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Canton, Ohio.The liquefier converts gaseous nitrogen byproduct, previously lost during the production...

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Lincoln Electric introduces welding consumables quality program

December 7, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Q-Cert Program, a quality indicator for welding consumables. The program features three levels of quality certification (Q-Cert), depending on tests,...

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Airgas acquires A&R Welding Supply

December 7, 2004

Airgas Inc. has acquired A&R Welding Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif. The two branches now operate as Airgas...

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Hobart Brothers receives wire patent

November 9, 2004

Hobart Brothers has received a patent for its Tri-Mark® Metalloy Vantage™ and Metalloy Vantage Ni1 gas shielded metal cored wires.According to the company, the wires reduce silicon island...

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