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Flux/Metal cored arc Welding (FCAW/MCAW)

Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) is an arc welding process in which the heat for welding is produced by an arc between a continuously fed tubular electrode wire and the work.
Shielding is obtained by a flux contained within the tubular electrode wire (self-shielded, FCAW-S) or by the flux and an externally supplied shielding gas (gas-shielded, FCAW-G).

What are the advantages of FCAW over SMAW process?

  • A high-deposition rate process (speed at which the filler metal is applied) in the 1G/1F/2F
  • Semi or complete automatic welding process with high welding speed
  • Metallurgical benefits from the flux
  • Less pre-cleaning of metal is required
  • Porosity chances are very low

Air Liquide Flux Core Arc Welding Consumables combine 3 general features: productivity of continuous wire welding, metallurgical benefits that can be derived from a flux, a slag that supports and shapes the weld bead. Air Liquide Canada has a wide selection of FCAW wires for mild, high alloy and stainless steels.

Metal cored arc welding (MCAW) is a variant of the MIG/MAG welding process using a metal sheath and a core of various powdered Materials, producing silicate (slag) Islands on the face of a weld bead. External gas shielding is required.

What are the advantages of MCAW over MIG/MAG welding process?

  • High deposition rate and deposition efficiency
  • High welding speed and duty cycle
  • High productivity and low heat input
  • Low slag volume, low spatter levels
  • Nice bead appearance
  • Suitable for galvanized and aluminized materials

Air Liquide Canada provides best combos of filler metal (BLUESHIELDTM) and shielding gas (BLUESHIELDTM and ARCALTM) for your various applications that help you to enhance quality and productivity but save cost.

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Air Liquide Canada provides best combos of filler metals and shielding gas for your various applications that help you to enhance quality and productivity but save cost.

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