Lincoln Electric introduced a Low Silicate GMAW solution that delivers high-speed, low-spatter welds with low-surface silicates to reduce post-weld cleanup and improve paint adhesion. The solution addresses heightened industry requirements for increased corrosion life on automotive frames, sub-frames, and suspension components, which have created significant challenges for suppliers.
The Low Silicate GMAW solution combines a Rapid X LS waveform and a specifically formulated SuperArc XLS filler metal. The chemistry of SuperArc XLS filler metal produces GMAW welds with significantly reduced surface silicates, increased corrosion resistance due to improved paint adhesion, and smoother arc operation that reduces spatter and improves arc stability, the company says. In corrosion tests with identical pre-treatment and paint coating types, SuperArc XLS demonstrated improved corrosion resistance both on the weld bead and at the weld toes.
The Rapid X LS Advanced Waveform is designed to deliver low-spatter operation with SuperArc XLS filler metal, providing a high-speed waveform that increases travel speeds and productivity while generating a stable arc.