Thoriated tungsten electrodes are still widely used in GTAW/TIG welding despite the potential health hazards. Thoria is added primarily to stabilize the arc but it is radio-toxic and radio-toxic dust is generated during electrode grinding.
To overcome the risk posed by harmful products Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®’s blue-tipped MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes contain a mix of rare earth stabilizing compounds without thoria and are thus radio-toxic free. They also offer a life extension of up to ten times that of other stabilized electrodes.
Each packet comes with a traceability number to ensure that companies with a quality control procedure have traceability over another aspect of their joining processes.
MultiStrikes® can be used for welding aluminium with the AC process, as well as steels and alloys with the DC process, which allows the welder to have just one type of Tungsten Electrode to weld all materials and reduce the amount of stock and purchasing requisitions.
MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes demonstration video is available at: https://youtu.be/bx1BeepVMaw
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