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 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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Harris Calorific adds new district managers

October 12, 2004

Harris Calorific Inc., a Lincoln Electric Co. provider of gas apparatus equipment, has added five district managers to its sales force.The new managers and their territories are Ken McGraw, north...

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Airgas appoints president of Airgas Gaspro

October 12, 2004

Airgas Inc. has appointed Jeff Finch as president of Airgas Gaspro, its newest regional company operating in Hawaii. Airgas Gaspro became the company's 13th regional company when it completed the...

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Site-based telemetry systems streamline gas supply

October 12, 2004

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Photo courtesy of TRUMPF Inc.Metal fabricators continue to find new applications for carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers. New uses combined with increased just-in-time processing, and lights-out operation place greater demands on laser, assist, and process gas supply and delivery systems—demands that...

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Reels designed for twin gas welding hose

September 14, 2004

Hannay N400 series gas welding reels are designed for twin gas welding hose.The reel handles ¼-in. or 3/8-in. oxygen/gas dual hose in lengths of up to 100 ft. and features two swivel joint inlets...

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Caring for your contact tips

September 14, 2004

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The contact tip is one of the smallest and relatively inexpensive components in a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) system, but it can cause catastrophic failure and production downtime, highly penalizing productivity.The basic function of the contact tip is to transfer welding current to the consumable...

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Getting your assets in order

September 14, 2004

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A new 4-kilowatt laser just hit the floor. The technician will arrive on Monday to install it. It's your responsibility to make sure the gases arrive. The preinstallation manual was faxed to your local gas supplier, and all is well.Not so fast. Other gas matters can affect cost and efficiency. The...

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Aluminum inert gas piping system has push-to-fit connectors

August 10, 2004

Praxair offers an aluminum pipe system that delivers argon, nitrogen, and argon/CO2 mixtures to the point of use. It features push-to-fit instant connectors that eliminate threading and gluing...

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Airgas is exclusive supplier to Discovery Channel's 'BIG!'

July 13, 2004

Airgas Inc. has announced that it is the exclusive supplier of cutting and welding gases, welding consumables, safety products, and other industrial and MRO supplies to Discovery Channel's series...

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Wire feeder designed for high-production shops

June 8, 2004

The Lincoln Electric Co. offers the LF-72 industrial wire feeder for high-production shops. The feeder features the company’s patented die-cast aluminum two-roll Universal Wire Drive System.The...

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Wire packing drums can be nested

June 8, 2004

France-based Darius Technologies has developed a new technology for packing wire in tapered (conical) drums. Empty drums can be nested by 10 or more and require limited storage space.The wire loops...

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Selecting a shielding gas for joining stainless steel

June 8, 2004

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The use of stainless steel has grown significantly over the past decade in North America. As its use has grown, so has the number of different consumables required to join it. Because stainless steels are used in applications that are different from carbon steels, it follows that their welding...

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Don't throw away your profit margin

April 6, 2004

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Grinding applications can be divided into three broad categories, especially with regard to tube and pipe:Welding preparation and heavy metal removalMetal fabrication and constructionLight metal removal, finishing and sharpeningAbrasives for grinders come in many grains, shapes, and product designs...

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Order for earthquake resistance in the court

March 25, 2004

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New construction abounds all over the U.S., and Seattle is not immune to this trend. In 2002 an open-looking courthouse was completed, rising 387 feet above the city skyline.

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