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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Wallover Oil launches new website

January 22, 2013

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has launched a new website at www.wallover.com. The site allows visitors to review products by category, investigate the key markets in which the company sells its products, and read company news. New features...

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Harris Products Group wins national Best Plants competition - TheFabricator.com

Harris Products Group wins national Best Plants competition

January 22, 2013

The Harris Products Group facility in Mason, Ohio, has been named one of six winners of IndustryWeek's nationwide Best Plants competition. Participants completed an application in 2012 that involved a lengthy description and data supporting the plant's accomplishments, improvements, and...

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Bernard, Tregaskiss launch new websites

January 22, 2013

Bernard, Beecher, Ill., and Tregaskiss, Windsor, Ont., have together announced the launch of new websites. The development of these websites follows the recent announcement of their branding migration, which positions Bernard as a brand for semiautomatic GMAW guns and Tregaskiss as a brand for...

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IRMCO receives worldwide Honda approval

January 17, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of synthetic lubricants, has received worldwide Honda Automotive approval for seven of its metal stamping lubricants. Included in the approval is the new IRMCO Fluids 323-M80, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable product that...

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Matheson announces leadership transition

January 11, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced that William J. Kroll, who served as chairman and CEO for the last nine years, has assumed the role of executive chairman of the board of directors. Kroll continues to lead the company's board and corporate auditing functions and serves as a member of...

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Matheson acquires Evergreen Supply

January 11, 2013

Gas and gas handling equipment supplier Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the assets and business of Evergreen Supply Inc., Aberdeen, S.D., to enable growth and expansion in northern South Dakota. Evergreen Supply, which has a long-standing distributor relationship with Matheson, becomes...

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Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum filler metals approved for wrought commercial applications

January 8, 2013

Maxal has introduced new, patent-pending 4943 aluminum GMAW wire and GTAW cut lengths, the first aluminum filler metal to be developed, registered by the Aluminum Association, and classified by AWS for wrought commercial applications in more than 40 years, according to the manufacturer....

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Lincoln Electric goes mobile

January 4, 2013

Welding equipment and consumable manufacturer Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has launched a mobile-friendly version of its online newsroom. The site, accessible at newsroom.lincolnelectric.com from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, retains the majority of the current online newsroom's features,...

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Maine Oxy launches online store

December 13, 2012

Maine Oxy, Auburn, Maine, has opened an online storefront at www.maineoxyshop.com featuring its welding equipment and specialty gases. Currently sale items and special monthly promotions are available online. The company plans to add more items to the store in the coming months. Maine Oxy also has...

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ESAB microsite shows how to boost GMAW productivity

December 11, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has developed a new microsite at www.esabna.com/aristorod that teaches GMAW operators how to increase productivity and weld quality. The site features noncopper-coated OK AristoRod™ GMAW wires for robotic, mechanized, and manual applications....

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Welding outfits come in medium-, heavy-duty models - TheFabricator.com

Welding outfits come in medium-, heavy-duty models

December 6, 2012

The Harris Products Group has announced the debut of its HardHat Metalworking Outfits, designed for contractors. The outfits contain regulators, torches, and flashback arresters for cutting, brazing, and welding using oxyacetylene and other fuels. The outfits include both classic-style and the...

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Airgas executive chairman receives lifetime achievement award

December 6, 2012

Airgas Inc. has announced that its executive chairman, Peter McCausland, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chemical Marketing & Economics (CM&E), a topical group of the American Chemical Society's New York section (ACS NY). McCausland was recognized for his many years of...

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Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio - TheFabricator.com

Wallover Oil adds regional sales manager for northeast Ohio

December 4, 2012

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has named Patrick G. Nygaard as regional sales manager for the northeast Ohio region. A graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor's degree in communications, Nygaard most recently...

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What's up with helium for welding applications?] - TheFabricator.com

What's up with helium for welding applications?

December 3, 2012

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Helium has been hard to get for some, and certainly the consumable gas is more expensive for welders than it used to be. The bad news is that this may be the case for some time. The good news is that alternatives are under development to help welders out as they tackle aluminum and stainless steel welding.

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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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