November 16, 2016 | By Robert Fox
Discovering as much as possible about the application’s requirements helps identify potentially costly and time-consuming conflicts between expectations and reality during the selection process, as opposed to during implementation. Most important, answering the following key questions provides insight into the big question: Which wire and flux is best for you?
June 11, 2015 | By Robert Fox
Like all arc welding processes, submerged arc welding (SAW) requires the right consumables for the specific application to achieve optimal results. Are cored wires right for yours?
October 6, 2014 | By Robert Fox
The factors that influence filler metal consumption, such as joint design and the choice of welding process, are key to helping you better understand, anticipate, and monitor operational costs and the bottom line.
March 15, 2013 | By Robert Fox
Choosing a filler metal with the right mechanical and chemical properties for your application is critical. Correct properties not only ensure the proper weld strength, but may also help prevent costly complications. In applications that endure rapid or cyclic loading, experience extreme service temperatures, or are subject to other stressors that threaten the integrity of the weld, using a filler metal that provides the proper impact toughness is especially important.