Seamless wires resist moisture pickup

June 30, 2014

Hobart Brothers Co. has introduced new seamless flux-cored and metal-cored wires designed to offer extreme resistance to moisture pickup and minimize cracking. The new Hobart® MEGAFIL® wires also have less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment, which further mitigates cracking risks.

Both the flux-cored and metal-cored versions feature a copper coating to help improve current-carrying capabilities. A proprietary manufacturing process ensures a uniform flux filling, while the wires’ uniform shape helps minimize contact tip wear, the company states.

The wires are designed for use in offshore platform and bridge construction, shipbuilding, and steel and pressure vessel construction, as well as pipe, tube, and heavy equipment manufacturing.

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