Welding Automation &
Arc Gouging (CAC-A) & Exothermic
- All categories
- Plasma Transferred Arc & Laser Cladding (PTA)
- Covered (Stick) Electrodes (SMAW)
- Gas-Shielded Flux-Cored Wires (FCAW)
- Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Wires (FCAW)
- Metal-Cored Wires (MCAW)
- TIG Rods (GTAW)
- MIG/MAG Wires (GMAW)
- Submerged Arc Wires & Fluxes (SAW)
- Repair and Maintenance
- Ceramic BackUp Tape
Stoody 308L stainless steel wire is a tubular alloy cored wire than can be used in the GMAW (MIG) or SAW (Submerged Arc) processes. The tubular wire provides deposition rates equal to that of solid wires at lower amperages. This feature allows less heat input into the work piece and therefore causes less distortion. Penetration, however, is still excellent. Stoody 308L can be used to join or clad AISI 301, 302, 304 commonly used in the chemical industry and food processing applications.
- GMAW Welding - Stoody® "Shielded" stainless steel wires are designed for downhand welding in GMAW (MIG) operation.
- Electrode positive polarity should be used for maximizing penetration when doing a joining application.
- For overlay work on a mild steel base metal, electrode negative polarity is recommended to reduce dilution and penetration.
- Out of position welding is greatly improved with the use of pulsed arc power supplies.
- Submerged Arc Welding - Mechanical properties of submerged arc deposits are similar to those of "Standard" coated electrodes.
- Typically the larger diameter wires (3/32", 1/8") are used for submerged arc applications