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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Lincoln Electric acquires Brazilian brazing products manufacturer

January 13, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., Cleveland, has acquired a 90 percent interest in Brastak, a Brazilian manufacturer of brazing products. The company is based in Sao Paulo and has annual sales of about $30 million."The Brastak acquisition represents the expansion of our brazing product line as well...

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Flux-cored wire intended for general purpose welding, repairs

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers offers the Fabshield® 23 self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire for general purpose welding and repairs on thin gauge mild or galvanized steel and coated materials. The wire produces a soft, smooth arc with good wetting action and is suitable for use on multiple welding...

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Stainless steel electrodes manufactured for high-temperature welding

December 16, 2008

Arcos Industries LLC offers Arcos 310 bare-wire and covered stainless steel electrodes, which are manufactured for high-temperature welding applications.The bare-wire version, ER310, is designed to deliver high-temperature oxidation resistance up to 2,100 degrees F. This electrode is suitable for...

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Hobart Brothers expands manufacturing operations

December 16, 2008

Hobart Brothers Co. has announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations into a new, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Troy, Ohio. The new facility will be used to increase production capacity for the company's welding consumables. Forty employees are expected to be added to the work force...

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GMAW transfer modes

Understanding transfer modes for GMAW

December 14, 2008 | By Jerry Mathison

The mode of transfer you choose when using gas metal arc welding depends on your requirements, application, and equipment. This also affects the type of filler metal you use.

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Welding Sparks

Do your welds pass muster?

November 25, 2008 | By Richard Green

For a job shop or manufacturer, maintaining weld quality begins with consistent shielding gas in the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process. Consistently delivering the correct blend ensures proper arc characteristics and weld quality. Mixing technology, supply gas density, and gas usage patterns can affect the on-site gas blending system's ability to deliver a consistent blend.

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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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