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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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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Choosing the correct gas delivery system for metalworking - TheFabricator.com

Choosing the correct gas delivery system for metalworking

September 9, 2013

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Supplying gas to your metalworking applications can be complicated, especially if the gas needs to reach multiple locations. If you are looking for cost savings and productivity gains, consider installing gas cylinders at one main location and controlling them with a basic manifold or switchover manifold. With this method you won’t need to worry about cylinders running out of gas.

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Choosing the correct gas delivery system

September 9, 2013

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: Supplying gas to your metalworking applications can be complicated, especially if the gas needs to reach multiple locations. If you are looking for cost savings and productivity gains, consider installing gas cylinders at one main location and controlling them with a basic manifold or switchover manifold. With this method you won’t need to worry about cylinders running out of gas

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Demystifying contact tips - TheFabricator.com

Demystifying contact tips

September 5, 2013

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Contact tips are highly misunderstood components in a welding gun setup. Choosing the correct contact tip for your welding application and understanding how to keep it performing at its best are just as critical as anything else needed to produce a quality weld.

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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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