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Hobart Brothers Introduces New Metal-Cored Wire: FabCOR Edge XP

The new metal-cored wire is formulated to deliver a balanced arc, along with excellent silicon gathering and weld bead contouring, to help improve productivity and reduce costs for post-weld cleaning, scrap, and rework.

"The wire provides excellent arc characteristics, so it appeals to welders of all skill levels and makes obtaining quality welds easier," says Robert Fox, welding engineer and marketing specialist, Hobart.

FabCOR® Edge™ XP wire is formulated to migrate silicon to large islands at the centerline of the weld, where they are easily identifiable and accessible for removal. This feature reduces downtime for post-weld cleaning that can be critical for sequent operations, such as paint application.

The wire’s silicon gathering is best on clean materials, but the wire also provides superior performance when welding over mill scale. FabCOR Edge XP’s good wetting action allows for excellent weld bead appearance and contour in these applications.

Users can gain high deposition rates, can lower spatter, and can improve operator efficiencies with FabCOR Edge XP compared to solid wires, along with achieving faster travel speeds for greater productivity. The wire is also versatile enough to weld on a wide variety of joint angles and material thicknesses.

Hobart is offering the wire in diameters of 0.045″, 0.052″ and 1/16″ and in spools of 33 lbs. and 50 lbs. Also available are 500-lb. X-Paks™ and a new 1,000-lb. recyclable X-Pak.

FabCOR Edge XP carries an American Welding Society (AWS) A5.18 classification of E70C-6M H4. The wire offers low levels of diffusible hydrogen (under 3.0 ml per 100 g of weldment) to minimize the risk of hydrogen-induced cracking and typically provides between 85,000 to 90,000 psi tensile strength, depending on the shielding gas mixture used. FabCOR Edge XP has been tested for use with shielding gas mixtures ranging from 75 percent argon/25 percent carbon dioxide to 95 percent argon/5 percent carbon dioxide.

The wire is excellent for manufacturing earthmoving equipment; for rail, truck, and trailer fabrication; and for the welding of non-alloyed and fine-grain steels or steel structures. It can also be used in automatic and mechanized welding.

“We’re excited to add FabCOR Edge XP to our portfolio of metal-cored wires,” Fox says.

Hobart Brothers LLC (Troy, OH) manufactures the Hobart® brand of filler metals and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. The ITW welding brand portfolio also includes Miller® branded welding and cutting equipment.


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