May 9, 2008

Hobart Brothers Offers the Cure to Common Stick Welding Troubles

TROY, Ohio. May 9, 2008-Hobart Brothers has created the fourth in an ongoing series of free educational welding posters, addressing the 10 most common welding problems and their likely causes and solutions. Using color diagrams and concisely written explanations, the poster is a handy reference tool for both professional and educational welding environments.

The problems discussed apply to MIG, FCAW, SMAW and TIG welding. Included in the poster are discussions of the following welding problems: porous welds, cracked welds, undercutting, distortion, spattr, lack of fusion, overlapping, poor penetration and magnetic arc blow.

This poster and the previous three posters in the series, “Types and Positions,” “AWS Classifications” and “Tensile and Impact Strength,” are also available in Spanish.The posters, measuring 28-in. X 22-in., are available free of charge by contacting the Hobart Brothers Information Center at (888) 462-2789 or email the company fulfillment center at [email protected]

Hobart Brothers is dedicated to the highest level of Performance Welding™. For product specification sheets or to learn more about Hobart Brothers products, visit hobartbrothers.com, email [email protected], call 1-800-424-1543, fax 1-800-541-6607, or write Hobart Brothers Company, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373.

Hobart Brothers Company of Troy, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of welding filler metals marketed under the brand names Hobart, Tri-Mark, McKay and Corex. Hobart Brothers Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. based in Glenview, Ill. ITW is a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of value-adding and short-lead-time industrial products and equipment.