Press Release Summary:
Multi Strike Electrodes avoid radioactive and carcinogenic dopants such as thoria, so there is no hazardous dust to be inhaled during grinding. They also avoid clumping of dopants, which can occur with thoriated tungsten electrodes. Multi-Stike's dopants have Â½ density of thoria, allowing up to 10 times the number of arc strikes. They are suited for welding titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Original Press Release:
'Multi-Strike' Electrodes Offer Safer, Cheaper Tig Welding
A new recipe for TIG welding electrode material offers significant benefits in quality, cost, safety and ease-of-use, says its British developer.
Multi Strikes, developed by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, are designed to weld for longer periods than conventional thoriated tungsten electrodes, particularly in automated or mechanized weld processes. The weld beads are narrower with Multi Strikes, most notably when welding aluminum. Arc stability is improved and working arc voltages reduced.
The new material avoids traditional radioactive and carcinogenic dopants such as thoria, so there is no hazardous dust to be inhaled during grinding. It also avoids clumping of dopants, which can occur with thoriated tungsten electrodes, and requires no special training to use.
Multi-Strike's dopants have only half the density of thoria, so the 2% dopant addition provides twice as much dopant as thoriated tungstens. This allows up to ten times the number of arc strikes as thoriated tungsten electrodes in mechanized or automated welding conditions. High quality welding results are assured over wide current ranges in both AC and DC TIG welding.
Suitable for a wide variety of welding operations, Multi-Strikes are said to be particularly effective in the welding of titanium, stainless steel and aluminum, in industry sectors such as aerospace, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and motor sport.
Multi-Strikes are the brainchild of Ron Sewell, chairman of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, who states that "Research into tungsten electrodes in recent years has been sporadic, with contentious results, so we have grasped the opportunity and developed an exclusive product that we intend to make an industry standard.
"Multi-Strike electrodes provide savings through longer life; more strikes per electrode before re-grinding; less re-work; less wastage; and lower power requirements. There is now no need to stock a range of electrode types - Multi-Strike does everything."
The company would welcome inquiries from potential agents.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd, Stukeley Meadow, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom SA16 0BU.
Contact: Gerald Evans.
Tel: 011 44 1554 836836
Fax: 011 44 1554 836837
Web site: www.huntingdonfusion.com