Filler Metals/Electrodes

Reduce Moisture-Absorption and Cracking Risks with Seamless Wires

Not every welding application requires the benefits that higher priced seamless wires provide. But when moisture must be controlled to help minimize the risk of hydrogen-induced cracking in demanding high-strength applications – and with it, costly repairs or potentially catastrophic weld failures – seamless welds are the ideal solution for the job.
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Filler Metals/Electrodes: Articles

Understanding Stainless Steel Filler Metals

The properties of stainless steel offer corrosion resistance, toughness and strength, a good appearance and longer useful life. But there are some challenges when welding stainless steel. Consider these tips and best practices, including proper filler metal selection, to get the most from stainless steel welding applications.

How Submerged Arc Welding Can Improve Productivity

Ideal for demanding applications in pipe, pressure vessel and tank, railcar manufacturing and heavy construction/mining, this process offers great benefits in its simplest form of single wire welding, plus more in twin wire, tandem wire and multi-wire SAW configurations.

How to Get More Weld Strength in Powerboat Propulsion Systems

Nothing pushes the limits of machine performance – or weld strength – like offshore powerboat racing. To meet its demands of higher strength, corrosion resistance, ease of welding and low hot cracking sensitivity, this powerboat drive builder uses an advanced aluminum filler metal that significantly strengthens weld joints after post-weld heat treatment and machining, without affecting the integrity of the base metals.

Welding Abrasion-Resistant Plate: Three Common Challenges and Their Solutions

Here are some tips that make it easier to avoid cracks and prevent lost time and money when welding these incredibly hard plates.

The Importance of Proper Welding Operator Training

To gain more business in the face of a skilled labor shortage, fabrication shops need welding operators that are familiar with a wider variety of welding processes and materials and can take on new jobs to set their shops apart. Proper operator training plays a key role in reaching these goals.

 

Filler Metals/Electrodes: Industry News

Miller Electric and Hobart Brothers Earn Stringent Quality Certification

Both companies are registered to ISO 9001:2015 for sharing organizational knowledge, risk assessment, top management leadership and improvements.

Hobart Brothers Celebrates 100th Anniversary

A rich legacy of welding innovation was celebrated by more than 500 current and retired employees, friends and corporate partners, customers and business colleagues, and local city officials.

IWDC Spending Sets New Record

The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.

 

Filler Metals/Electrodes: Products

The Growing Need for Stainless Steel Filler Metals

The comprehensive stainless steel filler metals line from Hobart Brothers has expanded to include stick electrodes and metal-cored wires by adding options in solid wire and flux-cored wire.

Successful Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Unlike the red-tipped thoriated tungsten electrode that contains two percent thoria, blue-tipped MultiStrike tungsten electrodes from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT contain a mix of non-radioactive rare earth elements, eliminating the risk to health posed by thoriated tungsten electrodes.

FABTECH 2016 Sneak Preview: Welding

The 2016 edition of FABTECH is on track to be one of the largest metal fabrication events ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from November 16-18. This special sneak peek provides technical reviews of some of the equipment, power sources, positioners, systems and accessories that will be exhibited in the Welding Pavilion to help you get a head start on navigating the show floor and managing your time while you’re there.