Anti-Spatter Compound Protects Weld Fixtures
An anti-spatter compound that forms a solid film to protect weld fixtures and other equipment, Metal Mates AS-99 is available from ITW Rocol. The creamy white paste dries in 2 hours, and operators need to apply only 2 to 4 mm to prevent spatter buildup, the company says. In addition, the compound is said to prevent misgauged parts resulting from weld slag, which occurs when molten metal falls and sticks onto the gauge. It is available in 5-, 55- and 330-gallon containers.