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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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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Lubricants developed for AHSS

June 17, 2008

Metal Mates has introduced a new line of water-based lubricants that have been engineered for use on advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and difficult drawing, stamping, piercing, and flanging applications.The choice of VS-HSS, OVS-HSS, or HDP-HSS depends on the severity of the forming application...

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Unist names national sales manager

June 17, 2008

Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., has promoted Mark Cooper to national sales manager of all of the company's products. He oversees support of the existing independent representatives by traveling to key customers, conducting product training, and assisting with specifying and quoting systems;...

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Tower Oil names president/CEO

May 15, 2008

Tower Oil & Technology Co., Chicago, recently appointed Kirk McCubbin as president and CEO.The company is an employee-owned manufacturer of metalworking...

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Thermacut expands sales team

May 15, 2008

Thermacut Inc., Claremont, N.H., recently created new sales positions and promoted staff to better serve its customer base throughout North America. The company has appointed Dana Colson as its first outside sales representative to service key selective distributors in the newly formed Northern...

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Airgas acquires A&N Plant

May 15, 2008

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., recently acquired A&N Plant, a European supplier of new and reconditioned rotating, positioning, and welding equipment. The acquisition creates a new business unit of Red-D-Arc Ltd., an Airgas company that provides welding, positioning, and related rental products and...

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Welding wire drum cart handles up to 1,000-lb. containers

May 13, 2008

The Kinetic Technologies LOBOY™ drum cart offers 2.3 in. of ground clearance and a low center of gravity for towing drums or boxes of welding wire used in robotic or hard-tooled welding applications.The cart eliminates the need to transport heavy drums with lifting straps attached to a fork....

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