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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All-position electrode suitable for manganese steel railroad frogs, crossings

March 11, 2014

Hardface Technologies, a business unit of Postle Industries, has introduced Postalloy® FrogTuff, an all-position electrode for joining or overlaying for high impact. It operates on either AC or DC reverse polarity. The arc is smooth and stable with low spatter loss, and slag removal is...

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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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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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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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    Online 3-D animation highlights GMAW gun liner loading system

    January 9, 2014

    A new 3-D animation available on the Bernard and Tregaskiss YouTube pages presents their QUICK LOAD™ Liner AutoLength™ system for GMAW operations. The animation, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/thebernarddifference and www.youtube.com/user/tregaskisswelds, explains how GMAW gun liners...

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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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    CenterLine launches updated website

    December 11, 2013

    CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has launched a redesigned website at www.cntrline.com. Updated to improve navigation and functionality, the site provides improved access to downloadable content and simplifies searches for specific information about the company's products and services,...

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    Weldcraft GTAW torches, accessories become part of Miller brand

    November 20, 2013

    Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the consolidation of the GTAW torch and accessory lines from Weldcraft under the Miller brand. The torches and accessories continue to carry the Weldcraft name after the consolidation and continue to be made in Appleton, Wis. The Miller name is being added on...

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    ABICOR Binzel receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches

    October 30, 2013

    ABICOR Binzel – Global has announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Welding Torches 2013 for its RAB Grip fume extraction torch line and its new air-cooled welding torch series, ABIMIG® A T LW. The award ceremony will be at the ABICOR Binzel FABTECH...

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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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    Industrial Innovations names distributor in Mexico

    October 11, 2013

    Industrial Innovations, Wyoming, Mich., has announced the addition of Sofka S.A. De C.V., a provider of fluid management systems in Monterrey, Mexico, as a new distribution partner. In addition to representing Industrial Innovations' Spra-Rite proportional mixing/spraying equipment and its MSR...

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