Filler metals reflect how welding operations are evolving, as materials change to meet application demands that require technologies capable of meeting more specific — and sometimes more stringent — welding requirements.
It only makes up about 20 percent of the cost of your typical welding operation, but incorrectly estimating the amount of filler metal needed can have a far-reaching impact to your bottom line.
Knowing the means by which hydrogen can enter the weld is a good defense against potential problems. These steps can help reduce the risk of cracking that leads to costly rework, downtime, increased labor needs, poor productivity and most importantly, product failure.
Knowing the basics about E7018 low-hydrogen stick electrodes can be helpful in understanding how to maximize their operation, their performance and the welds they can produce.
As with any filler metal, welders must weigh out the advantages and disadvantages of gas-shielded and self-shielded FCAW wires to determine if these are the best choice for their specific application.
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.
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.
A snapshot of some of the newest filler metals used in welding applications.
Coreweld C6 LF low manganese emission metal-cored welding wire from ESAB is ideal for hand held or automated welding in automotive, civil construction, mobile and heavy equipment, shipbuilding, rail car manufacturing and general fabrication.
Dual Shield II 4130 SR and Dual Shield II 70-Ni1 H4 low-alloy flux-cored wires from ESAB are excellent for all-position welding with high deposition rates and increased efficiency.