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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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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Matheson to build air-separation unit in Arizona

June 26, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced plans to build a new large-capacity air-separation unit (ASU) to supply oxygen, nitrogen, and argon in Mesa, Ariz. The investment is intended to improve support for current customers and the recently acquired U.S. Airweld distribution business. The...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch joint service, support number

June 26, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have launched a new joint toll-free telephone number for distributors and end users in the U.S. and Canada. The new number, 855-MIGWELD (855-644-9353), provides one point of access to customer service and technical support for the companies’...

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Replacement electrodes for plasma cutting use silver wrap design around hafnium

June 20, 2013

Thermacut offers Super-Life™ replacement electrodes for mechanized plasma cutting systems from Hypertherm®, ESAB®, Victor-Thermal Dynamics, and Whitney®. The patented electrodes use a silver wrap design around the hafnium within the electrode. This helps improve cooling for longer electrode...

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Lincoln Electric Mexicana earns TS-16949 certification

June 19, 2013

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that the Torreon manufacturing operations of Lincoln Electric Mexicana S.A. de C.V. has earned ISO/TS-16949 certification, applicable to the design and manufacture of welding consumables. In general, the technical specification applies to the design,...

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Portable gas analyzer allows inlet pressures up to 10 bar

June 6, 2013

Witt has introduced the Oxybaby P, a hand-held, portable analyzer that determines the oxygen and CO2 gas levels in a pressurized supply line. An ultracompact pressure regulator integrated in the newest version of the analyzer allows for inlet pressures up to 10 bar. The unit determines the...

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Hobart Brothers unveils new logo, consolidates filler metal brands - TheFabricator.com

Hobart Brothers unveils new logo, consolidates filler metal brands

June 6, 2013

Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has unveiled a new logo for its Hobart® brand of filler metals. The decision to redesign the logo coincides with the strategic consolidation of the company's five brands of filler metals — Hobart, McKay®, Tri-Mark®, Corex®, and MAXAL®...

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Harris Products Group adds video to YouTube channel

June 4, 2013

The Harris Products Group, a Mason, Ohio-based wholly owned subsidiary of the Lincoln Electric Co., has added a 5-min. video to its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/harrisproductsgroup/featured that gives viewers a glimpse of its century in product manufacturing, its quality, and its product...

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Flux-cored wire use expected to rise

May 28, 2013

The use of flux-cored wires across a variety of end user sectors is expected to rise, according to Frost & Sullivan, with adoption levels projected to be particularly strong in sectors such as energy and construction. New analysis from the San Antonio, Texas-based firm, "Global Flux Cored...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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Flux-cored wires offer low manganese levels - TheFabricator.com

Flux-cored wires offer low manganese levels

May 9, 2013

Hobart Brothers has introduced six new Hobart® Element™ gas-shielded FCAW wires. According to the company, the wires produce manganese emissions well below the levels of other gas-shielded, flux-cored wires on the market without sacrificing mechanical properties or weldability. The...

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Wire feed system offered - TheFabricator.com

Wire feed system offered

May 9, 2013

Fronius offers the PowerLiner wire feed system for all standard wire types with a diameter of 0.02 to 0.06 in. The wire electrode is guided by rollers set at an angle of 90 degrees. Seventy-six rollers are used for each yard of wire feeding hose, promoting rolling friction rather than slip...

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