MIG Troubleshooting for Metal-Cored and Solid Wire

MIG welding (also known as GMAW) is a popular process because of the productivity, reliability and ease of use it offers. However, issues can arise if a welder doesn’t use proper technique and parameters or perform proper equipment setup and maintenance…

How to Convert to Metal-Cored Welding Wire

Cost is always a factor when making a decision about your welding operation. Fortunately, the cost to change from solid wire to metal-cored wire is generally minimal — especially if you factor in the labor savings and increased productivity you can gain…

Is Metal-Cored Welding Wire Right for You?

In the right welding operation, metal-cored wire can provide process improvements and simplify training, particularly if you have less-skilled welders…

The Benefits of Metal-Cored Welding Wire

Metal-cored wire can bring key benefits to your welding operation compared to using solid wire — namely, improved productivity, higher weld quality, and lower costs…

What is Impact Toughness?

When it comes to choosing filler metals for critical applications, it’s essential to find ones with the right mechanical and chemical properties. Having the right properties can help provide the proper impact toughness for the application, which is especially important when welding high-strength, low alloy materials…

Ways to reduce welding spatter

Welding spatter is not only visually unappealing, but it also impacts the efficiency of a welding operation. In most cases, the spatter must be removed to pass a company’s quality checks…