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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Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced - TheFabricator.com

Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced

September 4, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Pipeliner® Arc 80, a low-alloy stick electrode designed for root pass welding up to X80-grade pipe and fill and cap pass welding for X70-grade pipe. It is available in 4.0-mm, 0.1875-in., and 5.0-mm dia. The electrode, which has no intentional addition of...

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Gas pressure regulator maintains flow without pressure adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Gas pressure regulator maintains flow without pressure adjustments

August 12, 2013

Linde Gases has introduced the SMOOTHFLO™ gas pressure regulator. The single-stage regulator delivers performance similar to that of a multistage regulator, says the company. The regulator delivers continuous optimal flow throughout the day with three turns of the pressure-adjusting knob...

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Submerged arc flux designed for offshore welding - TheFabricator.com

Submerged arc flux designed for offshore welding

August 8, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced Lincolnweld® 842-H™, a submerged arc flux designed to meet welding requirements for the offshore construction industry. Suitable for typical offshore welding joints with narrow groove angles and heavy wall thickness, the flux has excellent slag...

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Bulk packaging system eliminates wire tangles - TheFabricator.com

Bulk packaging system eliminates wire tangles

August 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Gem-Pak™ bulk packaging system, designed for aluminum GMAW wire. The system, which uses glass gems rather than a payoff ring to control the release of wire, is available in a 275-lb. and 300-lb. box. The design prevents tangling to improve feedability....

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Diamond Ground Products announces facility move - TheFabricator.com

Diamond Ground Products announces facility move

July 23, 2013

Diamond Ground Products, Newbury Park, Calif., has moved to a 40,000-sq.-ft. location a few blocks away from its previous facility. The expansion is in response to rising demand for the company's preground tungsten electrodes and tungsten electrode...

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Matheson introduces Youth Reach Program

July 23, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., a provider of gases, gas-handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation, has introduced a Youth Reach Program in support of welding education. The program has three goals: to draw attention to the...

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Nickel-alloy electrode engineered for rigorous environments - TheFabricator.com

Nickel-alloy electrode engineered for rigorous environments

July 22, 2013

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced a gas-shielded, flux-cored, nickel-based electrode designed to tackle critical welding applications in demanding environments such as desalination plants, petrochemical facilities, power generation plants, and temperature-critical conditions. The all-position...

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Weldcote hires executive VP

July 11, 2013

Weldcote Metals, Kings Mountain, N.C., has named Pete Gallagher as executive vice president. He is responsible for sales, marketing, and expanding the business. Gallagher has 30 years of experience in all aspects of gas and welding distribution, having served as a distributor, manufacturer, and...

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GTAW rod eliminates gas purging in pipe welding - TheFabricator.com

GTAW rod eliminates gas purging in pipe welding

July 10, 2013

Cor-Met Inc. offers QWP flux-coated GTAW rod for pipe welding. It forms a slag on the backside of a pipe, protecting the weld from oxidation and eliminating the need for gas purging and backing. Available grades are 308H, 308L, 309L, 316L, 347, 2209, 625, 80SB2 /B6 / B8, and 90SB9. Special...

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Matheson wins Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award

July 8, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has received the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award for Group 1 (more than 5 million employee exposure hours) from the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The awards honor the memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder and former chief executive of Air Products and...

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Need a filler metal for a 300 series stainless steel? - TheFabricator.com

Need a filler metal for a 300 series stainless steel?

June 28, 2013

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Matching a consumable to a 300-series (austenitic) stainless steel is fairly straightforward, but fabricators should be aware that the various options (rod for GTAW, solid or metal-cored wire for GMAW, stick electrode for SMAW, or flux-cored wire for FCAW) have huge productivity differences.

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Matheson to build air-separation unit in Arizona

June 26, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced plans to build a new large-capacity air-separation unit (ASU) to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and argon in Mesa, Ariz. The investment is intended to improve support for current customers and the recently acquired U.S. Airweld distribution business. The...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number

June 26, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to customer service and technical support for the companies’...

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Replacement electrodes for plasma cutting use silver wrap design around hafnium

June 20, 2013

Thermacut offers Super-Life™ replacement electrodes for mechanized plasma cutting systems from Hypertherm®, ESAB®, Victor-Thermal Dynamics, and Whitney®. The patented electrodes use a silver wrap design around the hafnium within the electrode. This helps improve cooling for longer electrode...

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Lincoln Electric Mexicana earns TS-16949 certification

June 19, 2013

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that the Torreon manufacturing operations of Lincoln Electric Mexicana S.A. de C.V. has earned ISO/TS-16949 certification, applicable to the design and manufacture of welding consumables. In general, the technical specification applies to the design,...

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