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Welder MIG welding in a metal fabrication plant

7 KEYS FACTORS TO SELECT A FILLER METAL

Whether it’s a welding wire or stick electrode, the base material, joint design and more impact the choice of filler metal. Learn how to make the best selection.

Welder fixing weld crack in a  metal fabrication application

UNDERSTANDING WELD CRACKING, ITS CAUSES AND REMEDIES

Weld cracking can happen when stick, MIG or flux-cored welding. Reduce the risk by understanding the causes and how to fix them. Learn how.

Welder MIG welding in a metal fabrication application

THE IMPACT OF SHIELDING GAS ON FILLER METALS

Shielding gas affects arc quality and stability, as well as a filler metal’s mechanical properties. Learn how it plays a role in welding performance.

Welder behind sparks from metal fabrication

A NEW WELDING WIRE CAN OFFER PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY BENEFITS

Implementing a new welding wire can be a cost-effective way to improve a welding operation and yield long-term benefits. Learn why you should change — and how to do it.

Welder stick welding in a metal fabrication application

Stick Welding Still Has a Place in the Fabrication Industry

Stick welding, while slower than wire processes, is particularly helpful in fabrication applications with restricted joint access. Learn some basic guidelines to get the best results.

Welder TIG welding on an  aluminum fabrication job

INCREASING ALUMINUM WELD STRENGTH AND QUALITY

Successful aluminum fabrication requires cleanliness and the appropriate filler metal. Learn how new aluminum welding wire technology increases weld strength and helps prevent failures.

Spool of FabCO® Triple 7 flux-cored welding wire next to product boxes.

FabCO® Triple 7

This gas-shielded flux-cored welding wire features a stable, spray-like arc that produces a high-quality bead appearance. Low spatter levels and easy slag removal reduce cleanup and improve productivity in fabrication applications.

 Spool of FabCO® Excel-Arc™ 71 flux-cored welding wire next to product boxes

FabCO®Excel-Arc™ 71

The ability to bridge poor fit-up without burn-through makes this gas-shielded flux-cored welding wire ideal for increasing productivity and reducing rework in metal fabrication. Good impact toughness resists cracking, while a fast-freezing slag allows for excellent out-of-position capabilities.

Spool of FabCO® TR-70 flux-cored welding wire on top of box

FabCO®TR-70

Featuring a smooth, stable arc that is tolerant to changes in stick-out, this gas-shielded flux-cored welding wire helps compensate for gaps in flat and horizontal applications. Low hydrogen levels minimize cracking on restrained joints and thicker sections.

Fabshield® 21B flux-cored welding wire next to product boxes

Fabshield® 21B

This versatile self-shielded flux-cored welding wire is an ideal option for many fabrication applications that need to take place outdoors or when using shielding gas is inconvenient. All-position capabilities — along with excellent operator appeal, a smooth bead appearance and easy slag removal — help increase productivity.

Hobart® 418 low hydrogen stick electrodes next to cans

Hobart®418

Offering low hydrogen levels and low moisture absorption, this all-purpose stick electrode minimizes cracking risks. Effortless starts reduce porosity, while the smooth wetting action helps prevent undercutting to reduce rework and improve productivity.

Spools of MaxalMig® 4943 aluminum welding wire and tig filler rods next to product box

MaxalMig® 4943

This aluminum welding wire is formulated for the same welding applications as 4043 and 4643 filler metals, but offers increased weld strength and quality. Low melting temperature and high fluidity generate low shrinkage rates and reduce distortion.