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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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Finding an ally alloy

May 15, 2009 | By Tony Anderson

Choosing the best filler metal for aluminum welding involves takinginto account the operating conditions of the finished weldedcomponent as well as six important variables that can affect theoperating condition.

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Welding Update for Infrastruture:Heating up takes time

May 15, 2009 | By Allen Zeyher

The good news about a worldwide ­recession is that steel prices are back down from their record highs of 2008. The Producer Price Index for hot-rolled bars, plates, and structural shapes, which includes a lot of bridge steel, dropped 7.5 percent from February 2008 to February 2009."The extreme...

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Aluminum filler metals meet AWS Specification A5.10

May 12, 2009

Hobart Brothers has added two new lines of aluminum solid welding wires and GTAW cut lengths to its McKay® brand of filler metals. The company joined in a strategic relationship with Maxal Aluminum to offer the new products.Smootharc™ 5356 is a magnesium-based alloy that provides good...

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Lincoln Electric dedicates new facility in India

May 11, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today dedicated a 100,000-square-foot welding consumables facility in Chennai, India, which will serve the growing market in that country and markets throughout the Asia Pacific region.Speaking at dedication ceremonies in Chennai today, John M. Stropki, Chairman and...

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