October 22, 2014 | By Blaine Guy
Low alloy steels gain their mechanical and chemical properties from the addition of alloying elements, including nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and manganese. They typically offer an ultimate tensile strength of 80,000 PSI or greater, and as with any material, they require a filler metal that matches their chemistry and provides the desired strength.
September 8, 2014 | By Blaine Guy
When does switching to metal-cored wires make sense? Answers to the most commonly asked questions about this consumable can help you decide if it’s right for your operation.
November 18, 2013 | By Blaine Guy
If you are considering making the change to self-shielded FCAW from SMAW, remember to consider the proactive measures you’ll need to take to make that transition successful. It’s important to have a solid understanding of the characteristics and operating requirements of the new filler metal being used to weld successfully with it.