Plant & Works Engineering
Selecting filler metals
Published:  06 November, 2017

ESAB_MR_22591_-_GTAW.JPGESAB says the capabilities that make stainless steel so attractive — the ability to tailor its mechanical properties and resistance to corrosion and oxidation — also increase the complexity of selecting an appropriate filler metal. For any given base material combination, any one of several types of electrodes may be appropriate depending on cost issues, service conditions, desired mechanical properties and a host of welding-related issues.

ESAB has produced an article providing the necessary technical background to give the reader an appreciation for the complexity of the topic and then answers some of the most common questions filler metal suppliers receive. It establishes general guidelines for selecting appropriate stainless steel filler metals. 

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