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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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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Stainless steel electrodes weld high-strength steels

July 14, 2009

Arcos Industries LLC offers bare wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, designed for welding stainless steels to mild steels and for welding high-strength steels that are difficult to weld with ferritic electrodes.Both the bare wire (ER312) and covered (E312) products are suitable for welding...

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Wall Colmonoy announces staff appointments

July 14, 2009

Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of high-temperature, nickel-based brazing and coating alloys in Madison Heights, Mich., has announced the appointments of two staff members.Lydia Lee has been named brazing products manager for the company's Alloy Products Group, based in Madison Heights. She...

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Know your TIG torch

July 1, 2009 | By Jennifer Simpson

Even though money is tight, saving it by purchasing less reputable GTAW torches or skimping on maintenance practices can cause more harm than good in the long run.

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Airgas continues Operation Homefront support with second $100,000 donation

June 29, 2009

Airgas Inc., a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and welding, safety, and related products, today marked the upcoming Independence Day holiday by reaffirming its commitment to Operation Homefront, a charity that supports America's troops by providing emergency assistance and...

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Submerged arc flux designed for spiral pipe seam welding

June 9, 2009

Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® SPX80 submerged arc flux, designed for ID and OD submerged arc spiral pipe seam welding. The flux features low-temperature impact properties, a smooth bead profile, self-peeling slag, high-speed welding capability, and H8 diffusible hydrogen...

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Lubricant system generates no fluid waste or staining, reduces mist, smoke

June 9, 2009

The ChilAire™ Lite lubricant system from Cool Clean Technologies is suitable for use in operations that normally are run dry, such as progressive stamping, grinding, and drilling. It can be integrated directly into new or existing machining equipment and processes.The system measures 16 by...

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Rankin Industries hires director of sales

June 9, 2009

Rankin® Industries™, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a manufacturer of buildup and hardfacing products, has added R.L. Baker as director of sales. He is responsible for global sales of the company's consumables and automation equipment.Baker has served as western regional manager of alloy sales...

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Boeing approves Master Chemical metalworking fluid, emulsion, for areas 5, 6

June 9, 2009

Master Chemical Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced that MicroSol 585, a nonchlorinated, semisynthetic metalworking fluid, and E917, a low-foaming, high-lubricity emulsion, are qualified for areas 5 and 6 of the Boeing process spec BAC5008. Area 5 approval includes machining of nonsealant and...

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Welding Update for Infrastructure: Selecting filler metals for seismic requirements

May 18, 2009 | By Roger Bushey

FEMA, AWS, and AISC have all released documentation andspecification guidance for structural steel construction projects.Determining which to follow, however, can be a source of confusionfor architects, contract engineers, welding engineers, and weldingmanufacturers.

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