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Major Benefits of Using Cored Wires in Welding

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In the modern world, fabricators can make a wide range of choices on the best consumable and welding process to use in the welding process. In essence, there are several considerations required such as the equipment, welder skill, underlying environmental issues, availability of consumables and the economics involved in the process. However, the use of metal-cored wires in welding is growing rapidly due to the kind of benefits it draws. Have a look at some of the benefits of using cored wires in the welding process. 

High Deposition Efficiency 

When a weld is made, a portion of the welding consumable is lost to spatter, slag and fume. The deposition efficiency in the weld depends on the amount of consumable that gets deposited to the weld. Therefore, the higher the deposition efficiency of the consumable employed the lower the amount of consumable that gets wasted by not being part of the deposited weld metal. The use of cored wires in the welding process ensures that there is a low spatter level and slag volume. In addition, the use of cored wires produces a high spray column, which increases the quality of the weld. 

High Travel Speeds

 A continuous welding process exhibits a higher duty cycle and the total amount of continuous arc time. The process of stick electrodes is largely influenced by the kind of consumable used in the welding process. Basically, a lower travel speed would require the welder to stop in short intervals, an issue that affects the quality of the weld. By using cored wires, the welder will have longer intervals of stoppage, which increases the quality of the weld. 


You probably want to save a coin in any welding process. A common mistake is by obtaining the incumbent filler metal at the lowest price possible. The total cost of using cored wires in the process of welding is extremely low compared to other types of consumables. 


Corrosion is one of the major challenges that welders experience. A well-done weld should last ages before traces of corrosion can be seen. Therefore, the use of cored wires proves the best consumable to control instances of corrosion. In essence, no single trace of corrosion has been seen for welds done using cored wires. Finally, cleaning of welds done using cored wires does not cause corrosion and is price friendly, unlike many other consumables that have been used before. 

For more information on structural steel welding, contact a company near you.