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Downdraft vs. Water Table

Downdraft table basics Let’s start the discussion by explaining how a downdraft table works. A downdraft table is a simple concept, a blower pulls air out of an enclosed table while a plate is being plasma cut. This works because most of the plasma smoke is pushed below the [...]

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The Importance of MIG Maintenance

The Importance of MIG Welder Maintenance Proper maintenance of welding equipment is essential to its efficiency and lifespan. Maintenance, done on a regular basis, can extend the service life of your equipment and reduce the cost of rework or replacement of equipment and consumables. Below are some recommended maintenance [...]

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GMAW Basics of Welding Aluminum

Welding aluminum using the gas metal arc welding process Welding aluminum using the GMAW process is not that much different than welding mild steel or other materials. The operator should always follow recommended best practices when welding all materials. The purpose of this article will be to give the [...]

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How to Select the Correct Cutting Tips – Oxy Fuel

4-Step Method of selecting the right cutting tips: 1. Seat Type 2. Metal Thickness 3. Application 4. Fuel-gas Practical. Powerful. Portable. In recent years there’s been much discussion about the value of plasma-arc and laser processes for cutting and welding, but oxy-fuel is still the most commonly used method [...]

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Cable Trouble

Troubleshooting a poorly performing cable is an essential part of any MIG welding operation The cable is a key part of any MIG welding operation as it makes up the majority of the cost of the welding gun. It is surprising what goes into the MIG cable and where [...]

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Ask About our Conversion Program.

When you take the time to switch to American Torch Tip’s consumables, we want to make the transition as seamless as possible.  In an effort to do so, we will replace all of your current torches for FREE and add on a lifetime warranty. Get ready to kick inefficiency and downtime to the curb.

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