28 April 2021
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Alternative source of tungsten provides safety and performance benefit to welding electrodes

Tungsten electrodes are used during tungsten inert gas (TIG) or plasma welding, and are the most important consumable during welding. However they are often manufactured using thoria, dust from which poses a risk to health.

However, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques’s MultiStrike tungsten electrodes not only deliver an increased overall performance, they also contain a mix of non-radio-toxic compounds. These MultiStrike electrodes are said to give at least 10 times more arc-striking capacity than alternative electrodes tested under the same conditions.

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 stocks and purchasing requisitions.


MultiStrike electrodes are said to provide savings through longer life, more strikes per electrode before re-grinding, less re-work, less wastage and lower power requirements.

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