High Silicon GTAW Stainless Steel Cut Lengths

Oct. 11, 2019


Lincoln Electric introduces new GTAW (TIG) cut lengths, offered in high silicon formulations in three common stainless steel alloys. The GTAW process allows for incredibly clean, high-quality welds with reduced spatter and welding fume. With upgraded manufacturing processes on the new products, quality is additionally enhanced and the opportunity for weld inclusions is reduced.


The stainless steel Lincoln Electric GTAW cut lengths include:

  • Lincoln ER308Si/308LSi – Best for 304 or 304L stainless steels and 18-8 steels
  • Lincoln ER309Si/309LSi - Recommended for joining stainless steel to mild or low alloy steel
  • Lincoln ER316Si/316LSi - For added corrosion resistance on molybdenum bearing austenitic stainless steels


Common features for the cut lengths include:

  • High silicon levels deliver a more fluid puddle and greater toe wetting that is ideal for a number of materials, applications and welder preferences
  • Extremely clean surface treatment improves consistent bead stacking while reducing inclusions in the weld – time after time
  • Q2 Lot® Tested - a certificate showing actual wire composition and calculated ferrite number (FN) is available online
  • AWS classification information is inkjet-printed on the entire length of the rod 


Whether used by industrial fabricators in traditional metalforming applications, or for aftermarket small shop work, Lincoln stainless steel GTAW cut lengths are designed to deliver a clean and consistent weld.