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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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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ESAB opens South Carolina manufacturing facility

July 10, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has opened a newly renovated manufacturing facility in Union County, S.C., creating 101 new jobs. The 260,000-sq.-ft. plant manufactures GMAW and SAW wires. Two new production lines for the company's AristoRod and copper-coated wires also will be...

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Matheson to transfer ownership of gas, welding supply business to Indiana Oxygen

July 10, 2012

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced an agreement to transfer ownership of its Elkhart, Ind., gas and welding supply business to the Indiana Oxygen Co. The companies expect to complete the transfer in July 2012. Indiana Oxygen has an established network of branch locations in Indiana. It...

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Matheson opens Florida gas, welding supply store

June 26, 2012

Matheson has opened a new gas and welding supply store and depot in Fort Myers, Fla. This location is part of the company's Southeast Zone, which includes 14 local sites throughout Florida. All of the company's industrial gases, welding supplies, propane, safety equipment, and tools are available...

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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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Matheson opens retail facility in Joplin, Mo.

June 14, 2012

Matheson has opened its new facility in Joplin, Mo., replacing the structure lost in a devastating tornado last year. The company has supplied compressed gases, welding equipment, and related items from its Joplin facility since 2002. On May 22, 2011, a tornado estimated to be 1.5 miles wide cut a...

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Cyl-Tec adds customer service representative - TheFabricator.com

Cyl-Tec adds customer service representative

May 30, 2012

Cyl-Tec Inc., a provider of cylinders and related supplies to the packaged gas industry in Aurora, Ill., has added Elliot Levine to its customer service department. Levine has a background as a field engineer with customer service experience, working previously as customer service manager at...

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Thermadyne changes name to Victor Technologies

May 22, 2012

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation has announced that it has changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. and the name of its wholly owned subsidiary Thermadyne Industries, Inc. to Victor Technologies International, Inc. "“To re-position the company in the marketplace, we are returning to...

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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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Matheson acquires Airweld

May 16, 2012

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the assets and business of US Airweld Inc., Phoenix, with operations located throughout Arizona and New Mexico. The purchase is expected to improve Matheson’s existing business in Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; and Albuquerque, N.M., and expand the network to...

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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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Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion - TheFabricator.com

Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion

May 8, 2012

The Green Bay Packers have named Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, as the official welding equipment providers for the Lambeau Field expansion. The two companies have partnered with Neenah, Wis.-based general contractor Miron Construction Co. Inc. to...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Airgas buys Nordan Smith

April 5, 2012

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has announced the purchase of Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg LLC, a Mississippi-based distributor of Nordan Smith brand industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related supplies. Airgas bought the business with operations spread over 17 locations in...

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