Welding Industry Reference Now Available

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75th Anniversary Edition

The American Torch Tip Parts Reference Catalog is now available in a hard cover print version. Our new catalog contains complete parts break-downs for over 100 brands of cutting torches and welding equipment. It contains over 400 pages of information about the front-end components, including torches, guns, cables, power connectors, consumables and repair parts.

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ATTC Celebrating 75th Anniversary

Since 1940

building-1940-webJack Walters Sr. started the American Torch Tip Company in a small rented garage in 1940.

After 10 years of rapid growth, he moved the production facility to a larger building in Bloomfield, PA. It was there that the second generation of the Walters family, Jack Jr., Charlie and Mark, became key players in guiding the company.

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Sales Representative Earns A.W.S. Certification

10404065_814026378616334_7830031750314349209_nWe’re proud to announce that Ian Squires has completed requirements and passed the examination for the American Welding Society’s CWSR Certificate (Certified Welding Sales Representative). This certificate is highly prized within our industry and is not easy to obtain because of the many hours of study required.

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Grainger Show

The Grainger Show brings customers, exhibitors and Grainger team members together to share ideas, product innovations and proven strategies for working smarter, saving time and money, and operating in a safe, efficient environment.

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GAWDA National

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More Than Just Pushing Buttons

Calling CNC operators button-pushers is one of those things that may have started out as an insult or a reason to offer less pay, but has grown into more of a term of endearment. Online job sites recognize “button pusher” as a search keyword, and you can even buy fun swag that proudly lays claim to the term.

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How to Display Industrial Equipment That Sells

If first impressions are everything, helping your customers find what they need quickly comes in a close second. And in a welding store, where inventory includes not only the big equipment but also lots and lots (and lots) of accessories and small parts, creating an easy navigation system can pose a challenge.

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What You Can Do to Support Your Local Welders

April is National Welding Month, which makes this an appropriate time to celebrate the welding industry and the significant role that it’s played in our nation’s history and economic development—one that will continue to propel our country’s growth. To that end, the need for skilled welders remains in high demand. In fact, the National Association of Manufacturers reports that 81 percent of U.S. manufacturers say they can’t find enough skilled welders to meet their current job demands. Like most employers, they are looking for highly skilled workers with quality training from a well-known school.

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The Biggest Challenge Facing Manufacturers This Year

(Accompanying images provided by Kentucky Welding Institute, see and learn more about their schoolhttps://www.instagram.com/kentuckyweldinginstitute or https://kwi.us/)

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Fume Extraction – Which Device is Best?

A successful welding operation is about a lot more than the torch and workpiece. Because of the hazardous materials emitted during the welding process, the right fume extraction setup is essential for not only removing harmful gas particles and protecting the health and safety of employees, but also protecting against explosions or fires.

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Selecting the Correct Contact Tip for GMAW—Copper vs. Chrome Zirconium

There are several varieties of contact tips to choose from. These come in different types of material and different shapes. For the purpose of this article we are going to discuss the two most popular contact tips used in industry today. These contact tips are either copper (E-CU) or copper chrome zirconium (CuCrZr).

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Cutting Stainless Steel and Hex Chrome

Hex Chromium is found in many products, but we will focus on its use in stainless steel and how cutting produces it. Hex Chrome, or Hexavalent Chromium 6 is found naturally and is related to Chromium 3, which is necessary for human diets. Chromium 6 is a more toxic form of Chromium 3 and is a known carcinogen when inhaled.

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The Importance of Coolant

The Reason For Coolant

Coolant is very important to plasma, it prevents the electrode and nozzle from melting due to the high temperature of the plasma arc. Some units can use air to cool these consumables but those are the smaller units cutting below 100 amps. When cutting at higher amps you have to have coolant to keep the torch from overheating; coolant will carry away the heat.

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