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.
September 28, 2015 | By Samantha Noland
Argon and CO2 are the most commonly used gases in gas metal arc welding (GMAW). Alone, each has pronounced advantages. Together they combine to neutralize each other’s weaknesses and capitalize on each other’s strengths, all while providing you with your desired weld requirements.
Using the right-sized contact tip is critical to achieving optimal results in robotic and semiautomatic GMAW operations. Among the factors that determine the right tip size are the process and wire.
August 26, 2015
Samantha Noland of nexAir provides a brief overview of the physics of welding gases.
August 26, 2015
Samantha Noland of nexAir discuses what attributes CO2, Argon, and a combination of the two bring to the GMAW process.
August 17, 2015
ESAB has introduced the Warrior® Feed 404 HD, a heavy-duty benchtop wire feeder designed to feed 0.030- to 0.09375-in. wire at speeds of 50 to 800 IPM in applications such as high-volume fabrication, structural steel fabrication, heavy fabrication, and shipbuilding. The wire feeder’s drive...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015By: RoboVent
Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 3 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.
August 10, 2015
Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has acquired Specialised Welding Products (SWP), a provider of welding consumables based in Melbourne, Australia. SWP, which also provides fabrication, maintenance, and repair services for alloy and wear-resistant products commonly used in mining...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015By: RoboVent
Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 1 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.
August 4, 2015
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques® says its MultiStrike® tungsten electrodes were designed to address the growing concerns about the radiotoxic thoria present in standard red-tipped tungsten electrodes. The electrode reportedly strikes an arc 10 times more than a red-tipped thoriated tungsten when...
August 3, 2015
Hobart, Troy, Ohio, continues to collaborate on welding projects across the U.S. as part of the company’s “It’s the tie that binds” brand campaign. The latest video to join the campaign features the reconstruction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, one of the longest spans in the...
July 29, 2015
The Weld Mold Co. offers specialty high-alloy welding electrodes and cored-wire and solid-wire products from NiCrMo and high-chrome hotwork alloys to high-nickel and cobalt alloys to chrome-carbide and chrome-manganese alloys. The company’s R&D metallurgical department can develop or modify...
July 28, 2015
American Weldquip offers a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series has a rotary electrical joint that provides for +/- 360 degrees of rotation while eliminating electrical cable twisting or torsional strain. The system’s modular...
July 28, 2015
American Weldquip has introduced the new ArcSafe™ QC Solid Mount quick-change robotic torch system, designed for use on robots with integrated collision software. Standard features include a heavy-walled gooseneck and a cable assembly for fast changeout. Optional features include air blast,...
The Consumables Corner team counsels a company struggling with weld fusion when joining ferritic to carbon steel.
July 15, 2015 | By Jonathan Will
Flux-cored wires have unique welding characteristics and requirements, advantages, and limitations. Knowing these can help in determining whether they are the right choice for your application.