Construction & Fabrication
Construction and Fabrication Connects our World. Hobart® filler metal connects structures.
From small construction jobs, to large bridges and skyscrapers, confab welding projects demand high-quality welds — which means you need filler metals you can count on: Hobart® filler metals.
Poor weld quality hurts your projects — and your company.
Welding is critical to structural projects, so don’t compromise: Hobart provides superior weldability for a wide range of applications. From light construction and home fabrication projects to large structures like the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Hobart has the solution.
It’s the tie that binds STABILITY + TRUST
Every day, 250,000 vehicles pass over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. To ensure safe journeys, engineers responsible for the integrity of the bridge’s structural steel depended on Hobart filler metals — see why.
Metal-Cored Welding Wire Maximizes Success
LeJeune Steel Company uses Hobart metal-cored wire to reduce costs and improve productivity on structural steel projects like the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Learn how.
Moving From Stick Electrodes To Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Welding Wire: Part One
Double your deposition rate by switching from stick to self-shielded flux core. Learn how.
Moving From Stick Electrodes To Self-Shielded Flux-Cored Welding Wire: Part Two
Considering self-shielded flux-cored welding wire for more productivity and efficiency? Learn more.
Field Or Shop: Best Processes For Structural Welding
Structural steel fabricators face challenges on every job. Get helpful guidance to pick the right process for your next structural welding project. Learn more.
AWS: E7018 H4R, E7018-1 H4R
Good general purpose low hydrogen electrode. Easy to use in all welding positions, with excellent arc stability, low spatter levels, and easy slag removal.
Fabshield® XLR-8 ™
AWS: A5.20: E71T-8JD-H8
For those applications requiring all position capability with low temperature impacts. Designed for use outside.
AWS: A5.20: E70T-6
For applications that require a self shielded high deposition wire with low temperature impact toughness. Designed for use outside.
AWS: A5.20: E71T-11
This wire is used for almost any general purpose welding application and in any position. Works well on coated steels.
AWS: A5.18: E70C-6M H4
Higher deoxidization elements allow this metal cored wire to have more tolerance for mill scale welding applications
AWS: A5.20: E70T-1C/-9C
RXR is an E70T-1 wire that has a higher level of de-oxidizing elements to handle mill scale, rust and other contaminants.
FabCO® Excel-Arc™ 71
AWS: A5.20: E71T-1C/M H8, E71T-9C/M H8
All position wire for both CO2 and mixed gas. For mild and low alloy steel applications.
FabCO® Triple 7
AWS: A5.20: E71T-1C/M H8, E71T-9C/M H8 A5.29: E81T1-GC/-GM H8
Intended for single and multiple pass applications in all positions. Designed for carbon and higher strength steels.