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Understanding the Factors Affecting Filler Metal Consumption

By: Hobart Brothers

While filler metals comprise only a small portion of the cost of a welding operation — typically much less than 20 percent — many variables influence the extent to which filler metal costs may positively or negatively contribute to a company’s profitability. For this reason, filler metals should be a topic of discussion throughout the planning and  lifespan of any welding job. Understanding the factors that influence filler metal consumption can help to better anticipate and monitor operational costs — and the bottom line.

Filler Metals
While filler metals comprise only small portion of the 
cost of a welding operation, over time they can contribute 
to the quality, productivity and profitability a company sees. 

This article was published as an exclusive in Practical Welding Today. To read the full story, click here.

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