PRODUCT NEWS FOR METALWORKING, MACHINE TOOLS AND AFTERMARKET PARTS www.consumablesmagazine.net SEPTEMBER 2016 A TREND PUBLICATION ABRASIVES WELDING SUPPLIES Pearl Abrasive’s new wheels are ideal for metal and stainless steel Pearl Abrasive Co. unveiled its new Slim-Cut Plus Cut & Grind Combo wheels. The aluminum oxide thin cut-off wheels are designed for metal and stainless steel and ideal for cutting, notching, deburr-ing and light grinding. SlimCut Combo wheels are also contamination-free. Pearl Abrasive Co. , Norcross, Georgia, 800/969-5561, www.pearlabrasive.com. Select-Arc unveils new electrode Select-Arc Inc. unveiled an all-position, flux cored, gas-shielded electrode that is designed for welding high-strength, low alloy steels such as HY-80 and other similar metals. The new Select 550Ni, ideal for large structural fabrication, including lifting equipment, jack-up rigs, shipbuilding and other offshore applica-tions, maintains a yield strength of 80ksi and impact toughness at temperatures down to minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Select-Arc Inc. , Fort Loramie, Ohio, 937/295-5215, www.select-arc.com. SPOTLIGHT A SPRAY ABOVE Dwight D. Eisenhower was presiding in the White House when an industrial chemist from Chicago named Norman Larsen developed WD-40 in 1953. Larsen decided to call his invention “WD-40” be-cause it’s an abbreviation for water displacement and it took 40 chemistry experiments to perfect. More than six decades after Larsen unveiled WD-40, the product remains the most widely rec-ognized penetrating oil and water-displacing spray on the market… [ continued on page 4 ] APPAREL Durable work gloves provide protection The new demolition work gloves offer the perfect combination of durability and all-day comfort for users that re-quire reliable protection when working with different jobsite materials. All key working areas of the gloves—fingertips, palms and thumbs—are reinforced with Armortex. A knuckle pad provides protection from scrapes and impact without limiting movement, and a terry cloth wipe on the backside provides a place to remove sweat from the face and brow. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. , Brookfield, Wisconsin, 800/729-3878, www.milwaukeetool.com. PLASMA BRUSHES Brush has new line of specialty Flex-Hones Brush Research Manufacturing now offers a new line of specialty Flex-Hones that blend and radius sharp edges and remove microburrs on chamfered holes eliminating stress risers caused by the chamfer-ing operation. Standard Flex-Hone tools are effective on the interior corners (the intersection of the chamfer & the hole wall). Our new series of tools are more flexible and designed to polish and radius the outer corners (the intersection of the chamfer and flange face), as well as the inner corners and hole. Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc. , Los Angeles, 323/261-2193, www.brushresearch.com. Plasma torch heads with high pierce counts ATTC’s PHDX and PHD series of plasma torches offer solutions for automated plasma-cutting systems up to 400 amps. The PHD line of torches and consum-ables provide clean cut profiles and high pierce counts. Design reduces consumable changeouts. Unintended bevel is less than 2 degrees. Cut surfaces are ready to weld or paint with minimal cleanup, resulting in superior quality and lower costs. American Torch Tip Co. , Bradenton, Fla., 941/753-7562, www.americantorchtip.com.