December 16, 2008
Hobart Brothers offers the Fabshield® 23 self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire for general purpose welding and repairs on thin gauge mild or galvanized steel and coated materials. The wire produces a soft, smooth arc with good wetting action and is suitable for use on multiple welding applications and material thicknesses, reports the manufacturer. Because it requires no shielding gas, the wire can be used outdoors or in drafty conditions.
The wire features low spatter levels to help minimize postweld cleanup. It is suitable for single-pass welding applications, especially for fillet and lap welds, and welding operators can use it in all welding positions, which helps minimize the need to store additional wires for different applications.
The wire is available in diameters of 0.030 in., 0.035 in., 0.045 in., 1/16 in., and 3/32 in. in multiple packaging weights.