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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT), a welding ancillaries manufacturer, offers trailing shields to fit any make of TIG (GTAW), MIG or plasma (PAW) welding torch for manual or automatic welding.

According to HFT, for most stainless-steel and titanium welding applications, it is important to prevent any oxidation or discolouration from forming on or adjacent to the weld.

To give additional argon gas shield coverage during welding, a trailing shield can be fitted to the welding torch.

This ensures that the hot weld zone is shielded with argon for a longer period than if it were shielded with the torch nozzle gas only.

The extra inert gas shielding gives time for the metal to cool below the temperature at which it would oxidise.

The improved shielding produces a brighter, shinier weld without discolouration.

Flat trailing shields are available from HFT for the welding of sheet metalwork or plate work.

Radiused trailing shields are manufactured for every diameter of tube pipe or vessel from 1in (25mm) upwards.

As well as the ones radiused for outside welding, the company also manufactures a version for inside welding.

Other trailing shield models are available for robotic welding where the shields are wider and longer for greater welding speeds that are possible with manual welding.

Additional benefits are that gas consumption is reduced, faster welding times are obtained and the need to use a purge enclosure is eliminated.

Argweld trailing shields can be used for welding stainless steel, duplexes and titanium.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Limited are the Worlds Premier manufacturers of Weld Purging Equipment for Stainless Steel & Titanium

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The Company was established in 1975 and now has 35 years of trading history and experience HFT has become a brand name that is synonymous with being the first for weld purge.

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