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March 26, 2014
Flux-cored wire offers low-hydrogen weld deposits
Hobart Brothers Co. offers Hobart® FabCO® 712M gas-shielded, flux-cored wire for offshore drilling rig applications and jack-up rig fabrication. The wire features less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment. This... Read more...

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November 18, 2013
Switching from SMAW to self-shielded FCAW?
As contractors in the structural steel industry look for ways to boost productivity and efficiency in an increasingly competitive environment, some are making the switch from shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to self-shielded flux-cored arc... Read more...

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August 6, 2013
Process pipe welding: Filler metal options to improve productivity and quality
Like any other welding application, process piping has its own unique requirements and challenges. Welders must adhere to strict codes when welding in these applications, as well as take precautions to avoid potential defects like lack of fusion,... Read more...

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June 28, 2013
Need a filler metal for a 300 series stainless steel?
Known for its exceptional corrosion resistance, austenitic stainless steel, the 300 series, has become a staple in tube and pipe applications, with 304L and 316 grades being the most prevalent. The corrosion resistance comes mainly from their... Read more...

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June 6, 2013
Hobart Brothers unveils new logo, consolidates filler metal brands
Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has unveiled a new logo for its Hobart® brand of filler metals. The decision to redesign the logo coincides with the strategic consolidation of the company's five brands of filler metals — Hobart,... Read more...

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May 9, 2013
Flux-cored wires offer low manganese levels
Hobart Brothers has introduced six new Hobart® Element™ gas-shielded FCAW wires. According to the company, the wires produce manganese emissions well below the levels of other gas-shielded, flux-cored wires on the market without... Read more...

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April 5, 2013
Aluminum filler metals: What you should know about selection, storage, operation, and equipment
From trailer fabrication to shipbuilding and aerospace applications, companies rely on aluminum for its versatility, its strength, and, in certain service environments, its corrosion resistance. Aluminum, however, requires special attention... Read more...

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March 15, 2013
The impact of impact toughness
When choosing filler metals, finding those with the right mechanical and chemical properties for the application is critical. Correct properties not only ensure the proper weld strength, but may also help prevent costly complications. In... Read more...

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July 25, 2012
SMAW: The lowdown on the lingo
When it comes to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), following formal welding procedures is critical to achieving quality results and meaningful productivity. The way welding operators speak about the process, however, isn’t always so... Read more...

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May 25, 2012
Metallurgy for welders
Webster’s dictionary defines metallurgy broadly as “the science and technology of metals.” But in practical terms, metallurgy affects the way you approach welding applications, the equipment and filler metal you use, and the... Read more...

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May 8, 2012
Miller, Hobart Bros. named official welding equipment providers for Lambeau Field expansion
The Green Bay Packers have named Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, as the official welding equipment providers for the Lambeau Field expansion. The two companies have partnered with Neenah,... Read more...

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April 3, 2012
How metal-cored wires reduce hidden welding costs
When making decisions about the fabrication process, fabricators have begun to look not just at the costs incurred in the weld cell, but also at the total cost of the welding operation—and rightly so. Pre- and postweld activities,... Read more...

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January 12, 2012
Filler metals meet seismic application requirements
Hobart Brothers offers 16 metal-cored and flux-cored wires that meet the AWS D1.8/D1.8M Structural Welding Code-Seismic Supplement for demand-critical welds in seismic-moment, frame-welded connections. These filler metals have been three-lot... Read more...

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December 20, 2011
Metal-cored wire for robotic, automated welding applications suitable for welding nonalloyed and fine-grain steels
Hobart Brothers offers Hobart® FabCOR® 86R gas-shielded, metal-cored wire for robotic and automated welding applications. The wire operates on both constant-voltage (CV) and pulsed welding power sources and is suitable for welding... Read more...

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November 10, 2011
Miller Electric names senior VP at ITW Welding North America
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the promotion of Scott Jenkins, former general manager of the Miller Portable Power division, to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing for ITW Welding North... Read more...

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September 19, 2011
Welding wire developed for sour gas pipelines
Hobart Brothers has developed a gas-shielded, metal-cored wire designed to help improve welding performance and quality on sour gas pipeline applications. Metalloy® 71 SG wire features high deoxidizer levels that can produce consistent... Read more...

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August 9, 2011
Flux-cored wires designed for high-strength pipe welding applications
Hobart Brothers has announced the availability of two new self-shielded, flux-cored wires designed to improve welding performance on high-strength pipe welding applications.The Hobart® Fabshield® 79T8™ and Fabshield 79T8... Read more...

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June 14, 2011
Metal-cored wire line expanded for thicker material welding applications
Hobart Brothers has expanded its Tri-Mark® Matrix™ metal-cored wire line to include 0.063-in.-dia. wire for welding on applications composed of thicker materials. The wire also is available in 0.045- and 0.052-in. diameters. The... Read more...

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March 14, 2011
Demystifying metal-cored wires
Every welding power source, component, and filler metal has its unique benefits, as well as certain limitations. Metal-cored wires are no different. While certainly not a new technology, metal-cored wires have been gaining popularity in... Read more...

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February 22, 2011
Flux-cored welding wires suitable for HSLA steel applications
Hobart Brothers offers two gas-shielded, flux-cored welding wires: Tri-Mark® TM-811N1 and TM-811N2. With their low-temperature impact strengths, the wires are suitable for petrochemical applications and the fabrication of mining and earthmoving... Read more...

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January 31, 2011
Hobart Brothers receives CE mark certification for tubular welding wires
Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, has received the CE mark for four of its tubular welding wires: Tri-Mark® Metalloy® Vantage™, Hobart® FabCO® RXR, and Hobart Excel Arc™ 71 for general fabrication, construction, heavy equipment, and rail... Read more...

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November 8, 2010
Low-alloy welding wire designed to help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels
To help improve weld quality on modified Grade 91 steels used in high-temperature, high-pressure applications in the power generation and petroleum industries, Hobart Brothers offers its Tri-Mark® TM-B9 welding wire. This gas-shielded,... Read more...

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September 13, 2010
Self-shielded, flux-cored wires have new packaging design
Hobert Brothers now offers its Hobart® Fabshield® XLR-8 and Fabshield XLNT-6 self-shielded, flux-cored wires in a new packaging design. Each package features a screen-printed box with the product logos, along with wire parameter... Read more...

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September 8, 2010
Welding chrome-moly steel
Companies traditionally have relied on shielded metal arc welding (SMAW, or stick) electrodes for welding chrome-moly tube and pipe, in part for the mechanical and chemical properties they provide and in part because they are the... Read more...

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August 10, 2010
Metal-cored electrodes for SAW on chrome-moly steel introduced
Hobart Brothers has introduced two new metal-cored electrodes designed for submerged arc welding on chrome-moly steel. The Tri-Mark® Metalloy B2-S and Metalloy B3-S low-alloy SAW electrodes provide weld deposits that withstand elevated... Read more...

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May 4, 2010
Examining the X-factor
Regardless which welding process you use, many factors play a role in helping you achieve the best weld quality. From selecting the correct power source to choosing an appropriate filler metal and the most durable gun or torch, each item... Read more...

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April 30, 2010
Welding metals of dissimilar strengths
In an ideal world all metals would match perfectly, both in their mechanical and chemical composition. It would certainly simplify welding, especially when selecting filler metals. Yet in many applications it is necessary to weld materials... Read more...

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March 30, 2010
Metal wire offers high-impact strength at low temperatures
As a complement to its Fabshield® XLR-8™ all-position welding wire, Hobart Brothers now offers the Fabshield XLNT-6™ self-shielded flux-cored wire for flat and horizontal welding applications that require impact toughness... Read more...

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March 30, 2010
Metal-cored welding wire designed for high-volume robotic welding applications
Hobart Brothers has developed a metal-cored welding wire designed to maximize performance and increase productivity on high-volume robotic welding applications, especially those for heavy equipment manufacturing. The new Matrix&trade wire from... Read more...

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January 12, 2010
Keeping sight of the little things
Robotic gas metal arc welding (GMAW) can provide companies with significant gains in productivity and excellent return on investment — when done right. Unfortunately, companies often make the mistake of focusing too much on big-picture... Read more...

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September 1, 2009
Understanding low-alloy steel
Through the addition of particular alloys, low-alloy steels possess precise chemical compositions and provide better mechanical properties than many conventional mild or carbon steels. These alloys typically comprise 1 to 5 percent of the... Read more...

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July 28, 2009
Trends in offshore energy
Although Hurricane Katrina lasted just seven days from start to finish, it was among the most destructive natural disasters in the history of the U.S. The flooding, damage to residential districts, displacement of residents, and loss of life... Read more...

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May 12, 2009
Aluminum filler metals meet AWS Specification A5.10
Hobart Brothers has added two new lines of aluminum solid welding wires and GTAW cut lengths to its McKay® brand of filler metals. The company joined in a strategic relationship with Maxal Aluminum to offer the new products. Smootharc™... Read more...

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January 13, 2009
Self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire designed for X80 pipeline applications
Hobart Brothers offers Fabshield X80 self-shielded, flux-cored welding wire for use in X80 pipeline applications. According to the manufacturer, the wire creates welds with high tensile strength and Charpy V-notch (CVN) impact values from 107... Read more...

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December 16, 2008
Flux-cored wire intended for general purpose welding, repairs
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... Read more...

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December 16, 2008
Hobart Brothers expands manufacturing operations
Hobart Brothers Co. has announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations into a new, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility located in Troy, Ohio. The new facility will be used to increase production capacity for the company's welding consumables. Forty... Read more...

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September 16, 2008
Hardsurfacing wires are impact, abrasion resistant
Designed to provide impact and abrasion resistance, Hobart Brothers McKay® VertiWear® 600 and VertiWear® AP hardsurfacing wires help increase part life, prevent excessive equipment wear, and reduce the need for extra parts inventory,... Read more...

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April 15, 2008
Metal-cored welding wires reduce silicon deposits
Hobart Brothers offers Tri-Mark® Metalloy Vantage™ and Metalloy Vantage Ni1 gas-shielded, metal-cored wires. The wires include patented technology that reduces silicon island formation and produces weld bead toe lines that are almost... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Hobart Brothers launches online filler metal selection resource
Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has added an interactive Product Approval Guide to its Web site. Located at www.hobartbrothers.com/product-approvals/, the resource allows visitors to locate filler metals that have been approved by the American... Read more...

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February 12, 2008
Recyclable 900-lb. welding wire drum reduces downtime
Hobart Brothers has introduced a 900-lb. recyclable drum for metal-cored welding wire, intended to reduce downtime associated with drum changeovers. According to the manufacturer, the X-Pak drum minimizes the number of changeovers per month and... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
Start with the basics: Understanding flux-cored wires
Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) wires certainly aren't new, but like any part of the welding process, understanding them can be confusing—without the right information. Becoming acquainted with some basics, including the most appropriate... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
Flux-cored wire offers high deposition with minimal cleaning
Hobart Brothers' FabCO® TR-70 self-shielded, flux-cored wire offers high deposition rates with minimal cleaning for applications such as earth-moving equipment, heavy fabrication, railroad cars, steel structures, and storage vessels.... Read more...

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October 9, 2007
Hobart Brothers celebrates 90th anniversary
Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, a manufacturer of welding filler metals, industrial systems, components, and consumables, celebrated its 90th anniversary in September. The company held a luncheon with its first-shift employees to celebrate the... Read more...

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July 10, 2007
Plasma cutting system has built-in air compressor
Hobart Welding Products has introduced the AirForce™250ci portable plasma cutting system. Featuring a built-in air compressor, the system weighs 27 lbs., half the weight of the company's previous model. The system, powered by a 115-VAC... Read more...

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July 10, 2007
Flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam, gas piping
Hobart Brothers Co. offers low-alloy, gas-shielded, flux-cored wires suitable for high-pressure steam and gas piping, boiler manufacturing, and certain casting applications. Designed for steels containing 1.25 percent chrome and 0.5 percent... Read more...

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June 12, 2007
Welding ASTM A514 or A514M-05 steel?
Cost and efficiency dictate manufacturing and fabricating trends in most industries. In addition to implementing lean work flow practices—better, faster transportation and processing and minimal inventory—many companies turn to the use of... Read more...

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June 12, 2007
Beyond Commodity
Because they comprise only about 4 percent of the overall cost of a welding operation, filler metals often are perceived as a simple commodity. They have a per-unit cost and require ongoing stocking, which separates them from equipment... Read more...

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May 8, 2007
Understanding metal-cored wire
If you're like most welders, you probably have heard of metal-cored wire and how it may offer quality improvements and time savings. But, like many, you might not know enough about metal-cored wire to understand whether it is the right fit for... Read more...

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March 13, 2007
Wire designed to ease cleanup
Hobart Brothers offers its Fabshield 21B self-shielded flux-cored wire designed to ease post-weld cleanup and increase portability. Suitable for general-purpose welding, light fabrication, and use on noncritical applications, the wire performs... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
Flux-cored wire delivers high-impact values at subzero temperatures
Hobart Brothers offers its Tri-Mark® TM-770 gas-shielded flux-cored wire for use on high-volume carbon steel applications that require high-impact properties. Suitable for use on shipbuilding, offshore structural, and general fabrication... Read more...

News

December 12, 2006
Hobart Brothers appoints vice president/general manager
Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has named Grant Harvey as vice president and general manager for its North American Tubular Wire Div. Harvey has more than 20 years of experience in welding. He served as the company's vice president of sales and... Read more...

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November 14, 2006
Hobart Brothers names general manager, filler metals
Hobart Brothers, Troy, Ohio, recently promoted Dan Jackson to general manager for distribution filler metals. In this new role, Jackson oversees the company's stick electrode and solid wire businesses. Jackson has more than 15 years of... Read more...

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November 7, 2006
Stick electrode protection system blocks moisture
The Hobart® P-PAK from Hobart Brothers blocks moisture that can lead to stick electrode damage. It is available in 3/32-, 1/8-, or 5/32-in. diameters. The system is available in 5 or 10 lbs. for five AWS stick electrode classifications: AWS... Read more...

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August 8, 2006
Hobart Brothers opens training center
Hobart Brothers Co., Troy, Ohio, has opened a training center at its Troy plant to address new filler metal systems along with safety and health practices. The training center is used to educate distributors, end users, and employees on optimal... Read more...

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July 11, 2006
Cracking the case
It's important to consider ways to make any welding process more efficient and effective. Welding abrasion-resistant plate, commonly known as AR plate, is no exception. Taking certain precautions and choosing the most appropriate filler... Read more...

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May 9, 2006
Hitting pay dirt -- in pipe
72-in.-dia., 1-in.-wall pipe is being welded using preheating coils on each side of the weld. A torch bracket reaches over the coils. Oil refineries aren't the only ones hitting pay dirt in Canada. Northern Alberta is the land of... Read more...