Consumables Products

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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Silver insert helps improve electrode’s conductivity

March 3, 2014

Thermacut’s new PT-36® replacement Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body with a solid silver insert. The insert helps improve the conductivity of electricity and dissipation of the plasma arc heat, resulting in an extended electrode life, the company says. The replacement...

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GTAW cold wire feeder allows welder to control wire feeding, torch with one hand

February 5, 2014

The new WF5 GTAW cold wire feeder is available from CK Worldwide Inc. Automating the feeding of filler metal, it allows the user to control wire feeding with the same hand used to control the torch. An optional cold wire pendant gives the user the familiarity of feeding with the opposite hand....

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Endlessly rotating water-cooled torch is compatible with air-cooled

February 4, 2014

SKS Welding Systems offers the Water Joint water-cooled torch. It features a very large copper conductor, enabling it to produce few voltage drops and to stay relatively cool even without water cooling. Only the parts at the torch tip affected by the reflected energy of the welding process require...

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Welding wires designed for single- or multilayer surfacing

January 13, 2014

Sandvik offers three welding wire grades for GTAW, plasma arc welding, GMAW, and SAW. Characterized by its very low cobalt, vanadium, and boron content and enhanced ferrite content, Sandvik 24.13.LHF has high resistance to hot cracking. The wire is recommended for first-layer weld cladding...

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Wire feeder delivers wire evenly with close-to-process drive unit

January 9, 2014

SKS North America offers the Frontpull 7 welding torch. It features a close-to-process drive unit located directly at the torch neck that feeds wire evenly and precisely, according to the manufacturer. Ignition and welding for applied GMAW processes are nearly spatter-free. The unit feeds wires...

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GMAW gun nozzles help minimize changeovers - TheFabricator.com

GMAW gun nozzles help minimize changeovers

December 11, 2013

Bernard has introduced the new Quik Tip™ HD series GMAW nozzles, featuring a removable nozzle cone. These nozzles offer an increased wall thickness and insulating material to help them withstand the heat of the welding arc for longer periods of time, minimizing the frequency of changeovers...

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Stainless steel solid wire packed in yellow spools - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel solid wire packed in yellow spools

October 30, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products now distinguishes its OK® Autrod stainless steel solid welding wire with a new yellow wire basket spool. The color differentiates the company's stainless steel solid wire from other offerings. The GMAW wire is produced with a matte surface finish and a...

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Gas mixer delivers 44,617-SCFH flow rate - TheFabricator.com

Gas mixer delivers 44,617-SCFH flow rate

October 28, 2013

Witt has introduced the MG1000, a gas mixer with a flow rate of up to 44,617 SCFH. The new system generates a mixture from two noncorrosive, nontoxic gases; an EEx version is available for flammable gases. Covering mix percentages of 0 to 100 percent, any concentration can be mixed and...

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High-purity regulator delivers continuous gas supply at low pressures - TheFabricator.com

High-purity regulator delivers continuous gas supply at low pressures

October 11, 2013

CONCOA's new series 213 high-purity regulator delivers consistent supply under ultralow-pressure variations for specialized applications. Suitable for a variety of noncorrosive applications, the regulator is designed for primary pressure control regardless of supply pressure variations....

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Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored electrode designed for stress-relieved applications

September 19, 2013

Select-Arc Inc. offers a gas-shielded, flux-cored electrode designed for welding carbon and certain low-alloy steels in applications in which excellent mechanical properties are required in both the as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The 7000-SR is an all-position electrode with a low...

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Resistance welding electrodes cast with copper in vacuum - TheFabricator.com

Resistance welding electrodes cast with copper in vacuum

September 17, 2013

Plansee USA LLC offers tungsten-lanthanum and TZM resistance welding electrodes that are cast with copper in a vacuum, rather than manufactured with soldering processes. Molten copper completely encloses the electrode, creating a seamless joint between the two materials. According to the...

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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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