Does Flux Core Welding Require Gas?
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Does Flux Core Welding Require Gas?

A common question often asked by new welders is new welders have questions about whether or not it requires a shielding gas. The short answer is – it depends! Flux core welding refers to a process that uses a wire electrode filled with flux. This flux protects the weld from contamination during welding. However, there are two main…

Flux Core Wire for Welding Aluminum – Exploding the Myth
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Flux Core Wire for Welding Aluminum – Exploding the Myth

In simple terms you can’t use flux core welding method with aluminum so flux core wire for welding aluminum doesn’t exist and you will waste a lot of effort trying to find or weld aluminum using the flux core method. It is easy to see why this myth perpetuates. The flux core method holds a…

The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Best Flux Core Wire
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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Best Flux Core Wire

The selection of the most best flux core wire for welding projects is crucial, as it directly impacts the quality and durability of welds. When picking the most suitable flux core wire for a job various factors should impact your decision, including the materials being welded, the welding use case, wire diameter, flux type, shielding…

Weld Galvanized Steel with Flux-Cored Wire
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Weld Galvanized Steel with Flux-Cored Wire

Welding galvanized steel with flux core wire can be challenging especially if you are not familiar with the flux core method. Galvanized steel is coated with a layer of zinc that protects it from corrosion, but also creates problems when welding. The zinc can vaporize and form toxic fumes, which can cause health issues and…

What Are the Differences Between MIG Welding versus Flux- Cored Arc Welding
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What Are the Differences Between MIG Welding versus Flux- Cored Arc Welding

Flux-Core and MIG welding are two of the most commonly used welding techniques. Flux-Core welding uses a continuously-fed consumable electrode, which is shielded by a flux compound to protect the weld area from atmospheric contamination. MIG welding, on the other hand, uses a continuously-fed consumable wire electrode and a shielding gas to protect the weld…

How to MIG Weld Without Gas (Flux Core MIG Welding)
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How to MIG Weld Without Gas (Flux Core MIG Welding)

Whether you’re a homeowner trying to repair your roof or a professional steelworker trying to get your job done there are going to be times when you might need to weld without using gas. There are various different ways of welding with the use if a shielding gas and each has its own drawbacks. Generally…

MIG Welder Spool Gun | Spool Gun Welder Do You Need One?
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MIG Welder Spool Gun | Spool Gun Welder Do You Need One?

A MIG Welder spool gun is one of those welding attachments for MIG machines that most welders know about yet seemingly not many have actually used or even know how useful the addition of a spool gun welder is to their welding kit could be . If you’re serious about becoming an experienced welder, you…

What is the Right Shielding Gas for Welding Aluminum?
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What is the Right Shielding Gas for Welding Aluminum?

What is the Right Shielding Gas for Welding Aluminum? Controlling aluminium welds entails a variety of elements, including selecting the proper filler metal and shielding gas composition, as well as ensuring your power supply is properly set up to ensure quality welds as the end result. Inert Shielding Gases When deciding what is the right…

What is the Best Shielding Gas for Welding Stainless Steel?
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What is the Best Shielding Gas for Welding Stainless Steel?

What is the best shielding gas for welding stainless steel? Welding stainless steel may be accomplished in a variety of methods, each requiring a particular shielding gas. We will examine the most popular stainless steel welding methods and determine which gas types is best for each.  Properties of Stainless Steel Stainless steel has been used…