Welding Equipment & Consumables

Growth will be fueled in part by an increasing number of welding applications, such as ultrasonic welding for joining dissimilar materials or the welding of nonferrous metals in aerospace equipment.

US demand to rise 6.4% annually through 2015

Demand in the US for welding equipment and consumables is forecast to increase 6.4 percent annually to $7.1 billion in 2015. Gains will be driven by continued recovery from the economic recession experienced between late 2007 and 2009 in major manufacturing and construction markets. Growth will also be fueled by the increasing number of applications in which various types of welding can be used, such as ultrasonic welding for joining dissimilar materials or the welding of nonferrous metals in aerospace equipment. Although arc, resistance and oxyfuel welding dominate the market, electron beam, friction-stir, laser, and ultrasonic welding methods have found use in aerospace, electronics and packaging applications. The most popular welding methods are used in mature market segments, and demand for them is subject to the cyclical nature of individual markets, although the diversity and number of markets in which welding is used mitigates the effects of this in the welding industry overall.

Arc & resistance welding systems to remain dominant

The welding equipment segment is dominated by arc and resistance welding systems, which accounted for a combined 70 percent of equipment demand in 2010. These will remain the dominant welding techniques, in part due to their successful integration with modern automation techniques that improve weld deposit rates and alleviate the shortage of skilled welders.

Welding consumables include electrodes, filler metal and industrial welding gases used in oxyfuel welding applications, and shielding gases used primarily in arc welding applications. Consumption of these products is primarily dependent on the amount of arc and oxyfuel welding activity, though arc welding is the dominant market driver. Demand for consumables, which will benefit from both economic recovery and the ubiquity of arc welding processes, will increase 6.3 percent annually and approach $2.2 billion in 2015.

Welding electrodes and filler metal accounted for 73 percent of all consumables in 2010, with oxyfuel and shielding gases accounting for the rest. Solid wire electrodes are the largest product category for electrodes and filler metal in dollar terms. However, emergent consumable products such as flux- and metal-cored electrodes are the most rapidly growing product segment, having gained increased acceptance in the general marketplace. Among the gases, oxygen and acetylene are dominant in metal joining and cutting. Argon is by far the most commonly used shielding gas, followed by carbon dioxide.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $5.2 billion US welding equipment and consumables industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by welding technology, product (e.g., arc welding equipment, resistance welding, oxyfuel welding, laser beam welding, welding electrode and filler metal, shielding gases, oxyfuel gases) and market (e.g., manufacturing, construction, energy and power generation, repair and maintenance).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 29 industry players, including Lincoln Electric, Illinois Tool Works and Praxair.

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  1. Welding Equipment & Consumables

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  2. INTRODUCTION - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $155.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2005 - 2020

    $60.00

  7. WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2005 - 2020

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  8. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

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  9. General

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  10. Macroeconomic Trends (1 of 3)

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  11. Macroeconomic Trends (2 of 3)

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  12. Macroeconomic Trends (3 of 3)

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  13. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

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  14. Fixed Investment Trends (1 of 2)

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  15. Fixed Investment Trends (2 of 2)

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  16. NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT (billion dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  17. Manufacturing Sector Outlook (1 of 2)

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  18. Manufacturing Sector Outlook (2 of 2)

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  19. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  20. Metal Product Shipments

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  21. METAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  22. Motor Vehicle Production (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  23. Motor Vehicle Production (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  24. MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS 2000 - 2020

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  25. Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment Outlook

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  26. AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  27. Construction Outlook (1 of 2)

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  28. Construction Outlook (2 of 2)

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  29. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars) 2000 - 2020

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  30. Building Construction Expenditures (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  31. Building Construction Expenditures (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  32. Nonresidential Building Construction (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  33. Nonresidential Building Construction (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  34. WELDING TECHNOLOGIES - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $1,075.00

  35. General

    $35.00

  36. Welding Technologies - Arc Welding

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  37. MAJOR ARC WELDING PROCESSES

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  38. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  39. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (2 of 3)

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  40. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  41. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  42. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  43. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  44. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  45. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  46. Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  47. Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  48. Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  49. Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  50. Other Arc Welding (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  51. Other Arc Welding (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  52. Welding Technologies - Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting (OFW & OFC) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  53. Welding Technologies - Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting (OFW & OFC) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  54. Welding Technologies - Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting (OFW & OFC) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  55. Welding Technologies - Resistance Welding (RW) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  56. Welding Technologies - Resistance Welding (RW) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  57. Welding Technologies - Ultrasonic Welding (USW)

    $35.00

  58. Welding Technologies - Laser Beam Welding (LBW) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  59. Welding Technologies - Laser Beam Welding (LBW) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  60. Other Welding Technologies (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  61. Other Welding Technologies (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  62. Other Welding Technologies (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  63. Automation & the Welding Market (1 of 2)

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  64. Automation & the Welding Market (2 of 2)

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  65. OVERVIEW - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

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  66. General

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  67. Welding Equipment & Consumables Supply & Demand

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  68. WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  69. Foreign Trade - Welding Equipment

    $35.00

  70. WELDING EQUIPMENT FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  71. Foreign Trade - Welding Consumables

    $35.00

  72. WELDING CONSUMABLES FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  73. Welding Equipment & Consumables Imports by Source

    $35.00

  74. WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES IMPORTS BY SOURCE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  75. WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES EXPORTS BY DESTINATION (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  76. Pricing Trends - Equipment

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  77. WELDING EQUIPMENT PRICE INDICES (2000=100) 2000 - 2020

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  78. Pricing Trends - Electrodes & Filler Metals

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  79. WELDING ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL PRICES (dollars per pound) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  80. Pricing Trends - Gases

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  81. SELECTED WELDING GAS PRICES (dollars per thousand cubic feet) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  82. Historical Market Trends

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  83. US WELDING MARKET, 2000 - 2010

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  84. Welder Employment Trends

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  85. Safety & Health Issues (1 of 3)

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  86. Safety & Health Issues (2 of 3)

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  87. Safety & Health Issues (3 of 3)

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  88. WELDING EQUIPMENT - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $1,075.00

  89. General

    $35.00

  90. Welding Equipment Supply & Demand (1 of 2)

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  91. Welding Equipment Supply & Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  92. WELDING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  93. WELDING EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  94. Arc Welding Equipment (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  95. Arc Welding Equipment (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  96. Arc Welding Equipment (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  97. ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  98. Resistance Welding Equipment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  99. Resistance Welding Equipment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  100. RESISTANCE WELDING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  101. Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting Equipment (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  102. Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting Equipment (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  103. Oxyfuel Welding & Cutting Equipment (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  104. OXYFUEL WELDING & CUTTING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  105. Laser Beam Welding Equipment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  106. Laser Beam Welding Equipment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  107. LASER BEAM WELDING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  108. Ultrasonic Welding Equipment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  109. Ultrasonic Welding Equipment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  110. ULTRASONIC WELDING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  111. Other Welding Equipment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  112. Other Welding Equipment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  113. OTHER WELDING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  114. WELDING CONSUMABLES - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $1,815.00

  115. Overview

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  116. WELDING CONSUMABLES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  117. Welding Electrode & Filler Metal Demand - Overview

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  118. WELDING ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL VALUE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  119. WELDING ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL VOLUME DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  120. WELDING ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL DEMAND BY MATERIAL 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  121. Solid Wire Electrodes & Filler Metal (1 of 2)

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  122. Solid Wire Electrodes & Filler Metal (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  123. SOLID WIRE ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  124. Stick Electrodes & Filler Metal (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  125. Stick Electrodes & Filler Metal (2 of 2)

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  126. STICK ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  127. Flux- & Metal-Cored Welding Electrodes (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  128. Flux- & Metal-Cored Welding Electrodes (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  129. FLUX- & METAL-CORED WELDING ELECTRODE DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  130. Shielding & Oxyfuel Gases - Overview

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  131. SHIELDING & OXYFUEL GAS DEMAND (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  132. Shielding Gases - Overview

    $35.00

  133. SHIELDING GAS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  134. Shielding Gases - Argon

    $35.00

  135. ARGON SHIELDING GAS DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  136. Shielding Gases - Helium

    $35.00

  137. HELIUM SHIELDING GAS DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  138. Shielding Gases - Carbon Dioxide

    $35.00

  139. CARBON DIOXIDE SHIELDING GAS DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  140. Shielding Gases - Nitrogen

    $35.00

  141. NITROGEN SHIELDING GAS DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  142. Shielding Gases - Hydrogen

    $35.00

  143. HYDROGEN SHIELDING GAS DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  144. Oxyfuel Gases - Overview

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  145. OXYFUEL GAS DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  146. Oxyfuel Gases - Oxygen

    $35.00

  147. WELDING & CUTTING OXYGEN DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  148. Oxyfuel Gases - Acetylene (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  149. Oxyfuel Gases - Acetylene (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  150. WELDING & CUTTING ACETYLENE DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  151. Oxyfuel Gases - Other Fuel Gases (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  152. Oxyfuel Gases - Other Fuel Gases (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  153. OTHER OXYFUEL GAS DEMAND 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  154. MARKETS - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $1,330.00

  155. Overview

    $35.00

  156. WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  157. MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  158. Fabricated Metal Products - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  159. FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS MARKET FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  160. TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  161. Motor Vehicles - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  162. MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  163. Marine Equipment - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  164. MARINE EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  165. Aerospace - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  166. AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  167. Other Transportation Equipment - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  168. OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  169. Agricultural, Construction & Mining Equipment - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  170. AGRICULTURAL, CONSTRUCTION & MINING EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  171. Other Manufacturing - Welding Demand

    $35.00

  172. OTHER MANUFACTURING MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  173. Construction Markets for Welding Equipment & Consumables (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  174. Construction Markets for Welding Equipment & Consumables (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  175. CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  176. Energy & Power Generation Markets for Welding Equipment & Consumables

    $35.00

  177. ENERGY & POWER GENERATION MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  178. Repair & Maintenance Markets for Welding Equipment & Consumables (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. Repair & Maintenance Markets for Welding Equipment & Consumables (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  180. REPAIR & MAINTENANCE MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  181. Consumer & Other Markets for Welding Equipment & Consumables

    $35.00

  182. CONSUMER & OTHER MARKETS FOR WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  183. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $780.00

  184. General (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  185. General (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  186. US WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  187. Market Share - Leading Companies (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  188. Market Share - Leading Companies (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  189. Market Share - Leading Companies (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  190. US WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2010 (percent)

    $60.00

  191. US WELDING EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2010 (percent)

    $60.00

  192. US CONSUMABLE ELECTRODE & FILLER METAL MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2010 (percent)

    $60.00

  193. US OXYFUEL & SHIELDING GAS MARKET SHARE BY TOP COMPANIES, 2010 (percent)

    $60.00

  194. Competitive Strategies (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  195. Competitive Strategies (2 of 2)

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  196. Product Development & Manufacturing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  197. Product Development & Manufacturing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  198. Distribution & Marketing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  199. Distribution & Marketing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  200. Mergers, Acquisitions & Industry Restructuring

    $35.00

  201. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  202. COMPANY PROFILES - WELDING EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES TO 2015

    $1,295.00

  203. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  204. Air Products and Chemicals

    $35.00

  205. Airgas Incorporated

    $35.00

  206. ARCON Welding

    $35.00

  207. Atlantic China Welding Consumables

    $35.00

  208. CenterLine Windsor

    $35.00

  209. Charter International (ESAB) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  210. Charter International (ESAB) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  211. DAIHEN Corporation

    $35.00

  212. Denyo Company

    $35.00

  213. Doncasters Group (Nelson Stud Welding)

    $35.00

  214. Fronius International

    $35.00

  215. Illinois Tool Works (Weldcraft) (Hobart Brothers) (Miller Electric) (Smith Equipment) (Bernard) (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  216. Illinois Tool Works (Weldcraft) (Hobart Brothers) (Miller Electric) (Smith Equipment) (Bernard) (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  217. Illinois Tool Works (Weldcraft) (Hobart Brothers) (Miller Electric) (Smith Equipment) (Bernard) (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  218. Illinois Tool Works (Weldcraft) (Hobart Brothers) (Miller Electric) (Smith Equipment) (Bernard) (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  219. Kaierda Group

    $35.00

  220. L’Air Liquide

    $35.00

  221. Lincoln Electric Holdings (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  222. Lincoln Electric Holdings (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  223. Lincoln Electric Holdings (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  224. Linde Group

    $35.00

  225. Manufacturing Technology (MTI Welding Technologies)

    $35.00

  226. Miyachi Corporation

    $35.00

  227. NIMAK GmbH

    $35.00

  228. OBARA Corporation

    $35.00

  229. Panasonic Corporation

    $35.00

  230. Praxair Incorporated

    $35.00

  231. Rofin-Sinar Technologies

    $35.00

  232. Schunk Group (Stapla Ultrasonics)

    $35.00

  233. Sonics & Materials

    $35.00

  234. Taylor-Winfield Technologies

    $35.00

  235. Thermadyne Holdings (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  236. Thermadyne Holdings (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  237. Tianjin Bridge Welding Materials Group Company

    $35.00

  238. TRUMPF Group

    $35.00

  239. voestalpine AG (Böhler Welding)

    $35.00

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