January / February 2015

This is the End


Plasma torch consumables play an essential part in achieving a successful material cut. As the consumables within the plasma torch wear over time, however, the quality and accuracy of the finished parts is diminished. The most probable consequences of using worn consumables are out-of-tolerance production parts, resulting in costly rework, wasted material and torch damage.

Down to the Wire


The metal fabrication industry continues to develop new alloys for new applications and products at a quick pace. This rapid development of different base metals sometimes requires new filler metals, unique shielding gases and equipment.

Meeting & exceeding demands


Although new joining processes, such as bonding or punch riveting, are coming increasingly into play, welding is and will remain a key technology in the production of special vehicles.