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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Cored welding wire manufacturer launches facility in Ohio

November 11, 2008

RevWires LLC, a cored welding wire manufacturer in Troy, Ohio, is scheduled to open an 80,000-sq.-ft. research and manufacturing facility this fall, with production to begin early 2009. The company is investing more than $14 million in the project.The highly automated plant, which will incorporate...

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Reconditioning system for welding gas cylinders removes contaminants

October 14, 2008

Viking Blast & Wash Systems' welding gas cylinder reconditioning system, the GC440, removes rust, enamel paint, and other surface contaminants from gas cylinders ranging in size from 12 in. dia. to an SSPC-SP6 surface finish on a continuous-flow basis.In an 8-hour day, the system can clean...

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Plasma system electrodes designed for extended life

October 14, 2008

Hypertherm has introduced SilverPlus® electrodes for its HyPerformance® family of systems. Designed to extend electrode life, the electrodes are available in three different amperages: 130, 200, and 260.The electrodes are created by fusing a solid silver tip onto a copper electrode base and...

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Houghton receives Q1 award from Ford Motors in Brazil

October 14, 2008

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received the Ford Q1 award, Ford Motor Co.'s highest recognition of supplier quality.Since 2004 Houghton's FLUIDCARE Division has provided chemicals and fluids management services for Ford Motor Co. Brasil Ltda. To qualify for the award, Houghton underwent a...

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ESAB opens flux plant

October 14, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added a new flux plant to its filler metal manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pa. The company says the plant significantly upgrades its manufacturing capacity.The company already operates one flux plant, which opened in 2002. The addition of the new, larger flux...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated welding technology. He participated in live robotic and...

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Hardsurfacing wires are impact, abrasion resistant

September 16, 2008

Designed to provide impact and abrasion resistance, Hobart Brothers McKay® VertiWear® 600 and VertiWear® AP hardsurfacing wires help increase part life, prevent excessive equipment wear, and reduce the need for extra parts inventory, the company states.The 600 wires are suitable for...

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Stainless steel electrodes designed for high-temperature welding

September 16, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC offers new bare and covered stainless steel electrodes, Arcos 16/8/2, which are manufactured for high-temperature welding applications.The bare version (ER16/8/2) is used primarily for welding stainless steel Types 16-8-2, 316, and 347 for high-pressure, high-temperature piping...

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Houghton signs agreement to acquire D.A. Stuart

September 16, 2008

Houghton Intl. Inc., Philadelphia, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire D.A. Stuart. The transaction, anticipated to close in 2008, is subject to regulatory approval.Both companies are independent specialty fluid manufacturers for the global metalworking fluids...

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Bare, covered electrodes meet military, nuclear application specifications

August 12, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC manufactures a line of bare and covered welding electrodes. The company's range of consumables includes high-alloy, stainless steel, and nickel-alloy electrodes.The welding wires help deliver good slag release; wetting action; weld profile characteristics; and a smooth, stable...

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Electrodes designed for tubular welding

August 12, 2008

Select-Arc Inc. manufactures tubular welding electrodes. The company's line of welding wires comprises flux-cored and metal-cored products, including carbon steel, low-alloy, stainless steel, nickel-alloy, and hardsurfacing electrodes.Applications include automotive exhaust systems, oil exploration...

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275-amp plasma cutting consumables introduced

August 12, 2008

Hypertherm's Centricut brand has announced the availability of 275-amp consumables for InnerLogic (Kaliburn) ProLine 2260 and FineLine 260 systems.The new consumable line includes the company's patented SilverLine® electrodes, which have a solid silver front end welded to a copper electrode...

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Biodegradable lubricant does not evaporate

August 12, 2008

Camie-Campbell has released B-404, an all-purpose, biodegradable lubricant that is part of the company's Tom's Secret Formula line.The lubricant is formulated with U.S.-grown vegetable oils and selective additives. Containing no chlorine or regulated toxins, the penetrant is safe for all metals and...

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ESAB appoints VP of product management, development

August 12, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., a manufacturer of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals, has added Michael J. Ostaffe as vice president of product management and development, filler metals, for North America. He is responsible for driving the company's programs in...

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Hypertherm acquires manufacturer, supplier of laser consumables

August 12, 2008

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., recently acquired ESSE A Srl., Italy, a manufacturer and supplier of laser consumables and accessories.The acquisition adds to Hypertherm's manufacturing assets and customer base in laser cutting heads and consumables, while expanding its product offering to its global...

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