Filler Metals/Electrodes

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.
Filler Metals/Electrodes: Articles

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

Specifically designed for long service life in the harsh conditions of mining or quarrying, earthmoving and construction, the incredibly high hardness of AR plates is ideal for protecting critical components from excessive wear caused by frequent impact and/or sliding contact with abrasive materials, such as backhoe buckets and teeth, bulldozer blades and dump truck beds.
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

The weld pool in different processes may look different. For this reason, operators should be trained on “reading” the weld pool for the process at hand. There is no substitute for practice.
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.

Increasing Aluminum Weld Strength and Quality

4943 filler metals offer approximately 20 percent higher tensile strength compared to 4043 products and do not rely on dilution of the base material or increased operator skill to create a quality weld. It is also sometimes possible to create smaller welds and gain the right weld strength in a single pass, which eliminates the additional weld passes required with 4043 products, increases productivity and minimizes costs for the filler metal itself.
Aluminum is popular in many fabrication applications, but welding the material presents challenges of cracking, porosity and burn-through on thinner sections. Here are some critical insights on how to combat these potential problems. 

Weathering Steel: Taking the Guesswork Out of Filler Metal Selection

Weathering steels have small additions copper, nickel and chromium that help improve the corrosion resistance of the steel to atmospheric sources. 
Weathering steel offers excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion caused by rain, snow or humidity. During the welding process, the filler metal type and the manner in which it is applied determines whether the resulting weld will match corrosion resistance or have the same reddish appearance, more commonly known as color match.

Considerations When Selecting a Filler Metal (Part Two)

Filler metal has a significant impact on the quality, productivity and cost of a welding job, so it’s worthwhile to take the time to make the right selection.
Although the effect of various elements in filler metals can be rather complex, a review of their general properties can also help welding operators determine which filler metal is ideal for the job. It is important to consider the properties needed in a completed weld when making the filler metal selection.


Filler Metals/Electrodes: Industry News

Hobart Campaign Celebrates Partnership with U.S. Navy

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.

Hobart Launches New Brand Campaign

“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.

Rent a Robot at Miller Electric

The new Robotic Welding Cell Rental Program allows end users to test automation in their own welding operation before purchasing equipment, minimizing risk and barriers regarding capital expenditures, and helping businesses meet short-run production demands.


Filler Metals/Electrodes: Products

FABTECH 2016 Sneak Preview: Welding

Booth N-3904: The new Robacta Drive TPS/i push-pull robotic welding torch from Fronius features an unprecedentedly compact design, impressive cost effectiveness, and significantly enhanced mechanics that further improve component accessibility and TCP precision so that even more welding tasks can now be performed profitably by robots.
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.

Filler Metals Address Welding Challenges

Booth N-3729: Filler metals from Hobart Brothers address common welding challenges in metal fabrication while improving productivity, quality and cost savings.
Filler metal solutions from Hobart Brothers improve productivity, quality and cost savings in metal fabrication and manufacturing applications.

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Welding

With the new Tube and Pipe Weld Monitoring System from Xiris, tube and pipe fabricators can remotely view their live TIG, plasma or laser welding processes to clearly see if defects such as dross or porosity develop as the weld pool solidifies and monitor the condition of the weld tip, shielding gas and material fit up.
Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe welding equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.