Hobart® has introduced a new gas-shielded metal-cored wire to its growing portfolio of innovative filler metals. The FabCOR® F6 wire provides higher deposition rates and faster travel speeds than solid wires to help increase productivity on single-pass, flat and horizontal welding applications. It also offers deposition efficiencies similar to solid wire, but with reduced spatter to minimize clean up.
Specifically designed for welding on galvanized or thin-gauge steels FabCOR F6 wire is ideal for automotive and transportation applications, and it is optimal for automated and mechanized applications. It also excels at welding on aluminized and zinc-coated steels, fencing or railings and in HVAC fabrication. Like other Hobart metal-cored wires, the FabCOR F6 wire offers excellent arc characteristics that result in consistent welds and reliable gap-bridging capabilities. Plus, its exceptionally low sub-surface porosity supports consistent weld quality. Formulated and intended for use with DCEN polarity, the FabCOR 6 wire assures minimal risk of burn-through that could lead to costly rework.
In addition, the high-strength weld deposits provided by the wire maintain their ductility and impact toughness, and with that minimize the opportunity for cracking. The FabCOR F6 wire operates with a 75 to 95 percent argon/CO2 balanced shielding gas, resulting in welds with 76,000 to 76,500 psi tensile strength and exceeding the specifications set forth by the American Welding Society (AWS).The wire is available in 0.035-, 0.039- and .045-inch diameters on either a 33-pound spools or in the exclusive Hobart 750-pound X-Pak. The X-Pak is a precision wire payout drum designed specifically for automatic and robotic welding, and provides straighter wire feeding, better joint tracking and higher weld quality due to the arc’s consistent focus.