Flux cored wire electrodes
Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) is a fast and versatile welding method, which is an important complement to other welding processes. Sandvik has a wide range of flux cored electrodes for welding stainless steels designed to increase productivity and lower production cost.
The FCAW deposit is a combination of the metal sheath and the flux ingredients and both are closely monitored for size and chemical composition during production. The tight controls during manufacture yield an electrode with a stable arc, welds with a minimum of spatter, easy slag removal, and a weld that has smooth transition to the base material.
Sandvik flux cored electrodes have predominantly rutile characteristics. These electrodes provide high productivity with a minimum of repair work. We have developed flux cored electrodes adapted to match the base material and design for the optimum corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. The electrodes are easy to weld and consistently ensure the desired weld properties with excellent resistance to hot cracking.