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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GMAW gun eliminates downtime associated with neck replacements

November 29, 2012

Bernard has introduced the Bernard® S-Gun™ 250-amp GMAW gun. It features a locked, rotatable neck that cannot be removed easily by the operator, but is still serviceable by maintenance. The gun is compatible with weld cable control (WCC) systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Quik Tip™...

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GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc - TheFabricator.com

GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc

November 28, 2012

Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has introduced new Velocity™ GMAW consumables, which are integrated into the company's Fusion™ series of light-duty GMAW guns. The nonthreaded, drop-in-style contact tip eliminates the need to use tools to remove the tip, even if the...

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FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication - TheFabricator.com

FCAW-G wire designed for pressure vessel fabrication

October 23, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced new UltraCore® SR-12 gas-shielded, flux-cored (FCAW-G) wire. This 75 to 80 percent argon/balance CO2 wire meets AWS E71T-12M-JH8 requirements in as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. The wire is suitable for pressure vessel fabrication and applications...

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Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wires designed for heavy-equipment applications

July 26, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced the new Metalshield® MC®-90 and Metalshield® MC®-110 low-alloy, metal-cored wires. They are designed to produce high-strength, high-toughness, H4-diffusible hydrogen weld deposits required in applications such as heavy equipment and crane...

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Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently - TheFabricator.com

Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently

July 23, 2012

Thermacut's new Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body and solid silver insert. The silver insert improves the conduction of electricity and dissipates the heat of the plasma arc efficiently to help extend electrode life, the company states. The initial offering is for...

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Free app simplifies working with technical gases

July 16, 2012

Witt offers iGASES, a new app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices that answers questions about technical gases. The new app serves as a reference work for all current technical gases, including important physical-chemical characteristics such as density, steam pressure, ignition range,...

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Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent - TheFabricator.com

Two-stage regulators keep gas delivery consistent

June 26, 2012

Victor Technologies has introduced Victor® Professional EST4 EDGE™ series two-stage gas regulators for acetylene, oxygen, inert gases, CO2, methane, and hydrogen. The regulators feature an efficient internal flow path to help improve consistency from full to empty cylinder. They...

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Heavy-duty regulator compatible with most gases

June 18, 2012

The Harris Products Group has released the model 450 gas regulator. It features bronze and brass construction and a stainless steel diaphragm. The valve seat is compatible with almost any gas and is contained in a 10-micron filter, preventing particulate substance from contaminating the seat. The...

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Current contacting system prolongs torch life

May 17, 2012

Fronius has introduced the second generation of its Contec MD current contacting system. According to the company, in automated welding of aluminum and steel, it extends the endurance time of the torch from five to 15 times compared to a conventional nozzle. It also features high process stability...

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Pressure regulators designed for improved performance

May 8, 2012

The gas technology specialist Witt has improved the performance of two of its dome-loaded pressure regulators. The top version 757LE now provides a flow rate factor that is 36 percent higher than before, with a Kv value of 15. The maximum input pressure of many gases in the 737LE-HD high-pressure...

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Metalworking coolant features ecofriendly chemistry

April 2, 2012

Chemetall has introduced Tech Cool® 35052CF semisynthetic metalworking coolant. According to the manufacturer, the coolant combines the ultrahigh lubricity characteristics required for aerospace and medical device alloys with green chemistry technologies. The product — which contains no...

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Welding wires address productivity, safety issues

February 22, 2012

Thermadyne Industries Inc. has introduced five new Stoody® FCAW and GMAW gas-shielded hardfacing and hardbanding wires for the petrochemical, aggregates, mining, construction, agriculture, and field fabrication and repair industries. Patent-pending 970-G metal-core wire resists wear and...

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Weathering steel electrodes designed for bridge, building construction - TheFabricator.com

Weathering steel electrodes designed for bridge, building construction

February 16, 2012

Select-Arc Inc. offers two low-alloy steel electrodes designed for applications requiring the coloration and corrosion resistance of the weathering type of structural steels. Select 810-W is a gas-shielded, flux-cored, all-position wire that contains alloy additions that match those of...

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Stainless steel consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel consumable line expanded

February 13, 2012

Hypertherm offers an expanded line of Centricut consumables for the high-amperage cutting of stainless steel using Kjellberg's FineFocus 800, FineFocus 800 Plus, FineFocus 900, PA-S70, and PA-S75 systems. Hypertherm's patented CoolFlow nozzle helps ensure longer consumable life, according to...

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Filler metals meet seismic application requirements - TheFabricator.com

Filler metals meet seismic application requirements

January 12, 2012

Hobart Brothers offers 16 metal-cored and flux-cored wires that meet the AWS D1.8/D1.8M Structural Welding Code-Seismic Supplement for demand-critical welds in seismic-moment, frame-welded connections. These filler metals have been three-lot tested in accordance with AWS D1.8/D1.8M:2009 testing...

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