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HFT introduces new product

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has released its Argweld Trailing Shields®. The product is designed to avoid metallurgical defects, remove oxidation and discolouration and save expensive cleaning costs on titanium and stainless steel tubes, pipes and sheet metal welding.

Trailing Shields provide additional inert gas coverage during welding. They help to avoid metallurgical defects, prevent oxidation and give bright, oxide free, zero colour welds.

The Trailing Shields are reusable are suitable for any diameter of tube, pipe, tank or vessel and for flat sheet metal. They are lightweight and attach to all standard manual or automatic TIG/GTAW and Plasma/PAW welding torches.

Moreover, each Trailing Shield is has a variable diameter connector so that it can fit any size of TIG/GTAW/PAW welding torch for manual or mechanised welding.

Luke Keane of HFT said: “Once they are connected to the welding torch, our Trailing Shields are easily connected to the argon gas supply. The gas is diffused out evenly, without turbulence, through the multi layers of stainless steel mesh built into the body of each shield. At each side, removable silicone rubber side shields provide a barrier to prevent the argon escaping sideways so that it remains over the weld metal. These silicon shields are a consumable and are replaceable as they become worn.”

Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin

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