The campaign, “It’s the tie that binds,” showcases the Marine Group Boat Works partnership with the U.S. Navy to celebrate creating some of the most distinctive and instrumental things that impact the world.
“It’s the tie that binds” celebrates the journey from the filler metals customers use to the relationships developed on the journey to find the right filler metal solution.
Many applications in the fabrication industry still require stick welding. Like other filler metals, stick electrodes are available in many types, each of which provide different mechanical properties and operate with a specific type of welding power source. Before you power up your machine and pick up your stick electrode holder, consider these basic guidelines to help simplify your stick welding experience.
There are certainly differences in strengths for aluminum alloys, whether they are heat-treatable or not. These different characteristics impact the final strength of the weld because these alloys differ in their chemical and metallurgical structure and in how they react during the welding process.
In recent years, metal-cored wires have become an increasingly common option to enhance productivity, improve quality and reduce costs in the metal fabrication industry. Here are four important details about metal-cored wire that shops should know if they are considering a filler metal conversion.
FabCOR® F6 wire from Hobart Brothers provides higher deposition rates and faster travel speeds to help increase productivity on single-pass, flat and horizontal welding applications, with deposition efficiencies similar to solid wire but with reduced spatter to minimize clean up.
Through the the innovative formulation of the flux fill, Element™ wires from Hobart Brothers produce manganese emissions well below the levels of other gas-shielded flux-cored wires without sacrificing mechanical properties or weldability. They provide very low spatter levels and consistent arc stability that ensures reliable welding performance on a variety of applications.
Maxal offers patent-pending 4943 aluminum MIG wire and TIG cut-lengths for a higher-strength aluminum welding solution that also offers the advantages of using a 4043 aluminum filler metal, including excellent corrosion resistance, ease of welding and low hot cracking sensitivity. It is also suitable for elevated temperature applications, and provides the ability to reduce weld size without compromising strength.