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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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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Ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives introduced

January 12, 2012

Etna Products Inc. has introduced Etna Eco Lube Technology, an ecologically sensitive family of lubricant additives. The additives are designed to serve as alternatives to mineral oil-based products used in drawing lubricants and to conventional chlorinated EP additives used in lubricants for cold...

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Heavy-duty soluble oil lubricants offered

January 9, 2012

Houghton Intl. offers two heavy-duty soluble oil lubricants for stamping and drawing operations. Houghto-Draw® 7060 lubricates ferrous and nonferrous metals, including difficult alloys such as titanium and INCONEL® alloy. It is compatible with hard water and runs clean with low foaming. The...

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Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels - TheFabricator.com

Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels

December 20, 2011

Hobart Brothers offers Hobart® FabCOR® 86R gas-shielded, metal-cored wire for robotic and automated welding applications. The wire operates on both constant-voltage (CV) and pulsed welding power sources and is suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels, rail cars, storage...

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Synthetic lubricants formulated for drawing, stamping ferrous and nonferrous metals

November 21, 2011

Houghton Intl. offers two synthetic, water-soluble metal forming lubricants. DRAWSOL® WM 110 is formulated for drawing and stamping ferrous and nonferrous metals. The oil-free formula minimizes smoke, mist, and odors during forming, and it does not stick to metalworking tools, the company states....

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Machining fluid has high degree of cleanliness, low reportable VOCs

November 11, 2011

Chemtool Inc.’s NuSol 21 Ultra Max 2 is a hybrid technology machining fluid providing corrosion protection for tooling, parts, and equipment. It has a blend of high-molecular-weight PAO emulsion, ester technology, and sulfur/chlorine emulsions and offers resistance to hard water and aluminum...

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Martensitic electrodes introduced - TheFabricator.com

Martensitic electrodes introduced

November 10, 2011

Select-Arc Inc. has introduced two gas-shielded, flux-cored stainless steel electrodes in 0.045- and 0.0625-in. diameters. Select 410-AP is an all-position wire that delivers flat, well-washed beads with minimal weaving. It produces very low spatter and excellent slag peeling to minimize...

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Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life

October 17, 2011

Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM consumables when cutting at 275 amps and below, and more...

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Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines - TheFabricator.com

Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines

September 19, 2011

Hobart Brothers has developed a gas-shielded, metal-cored wire designed to help improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. Metalloy® 71 SG wire features high deoxidizer levels that can produce consistent welds through mill scale. According to the...

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