Metal-Cored Wire features low manganese emissions.

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With low manganese levels, FabCOR Element 70C6 helps companies conform to strict environmental regulations. When paired with 75/25 argon and carbon dioxide shielding gas mixture, wire offers 2.0 mL of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment. Operating with 90/10 shielding, gas blend yields ≤ 4.0 mL of hydrogen per 100 g of weldment. Available in diameters of 0.045, 0.052, and 1/16 in., FabCOR Element 70C6 simplifies silicon removal and is suited for single- or- multi-pass welding.

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Hobart Expands Low Manganese Filler Metal Family to Include Metal-Cored Wire

TROY, Ohio.  — To help companies create a safe, comfortable and compliant welding environment, Hobart has expanded its FabCOR® Element™ family of low manganese wires to include a new metal-cored wire — the FabCOR Element 70C6. Results of extensive testing show the FabCOR Element 70C6 wire — like the six available FabCOR Element gas-shielded flux-cored wires — features among the lowest manganese emissions of similarly classified American Welding Society (AWS) A5.18 E70C-6 wires in the marketplace. These low manganese levels assist companies in their efforts to conform to increasingly strict environmental regulations.

The new FabCOR Element 70C6 wire offers additional benefits associated with other Hobart metal-cored wires, including increased deposition rates (compared to solid wires) that result in faster travel speeds and greater productivity. In addition, this wire has been specifically formulated to simplify silicon removal, again increasing productivity by reducing the need for time-consuming post-weld cleanup. The FabCOR Element 70C6 wire also offers balanced arc characteristics, providing a smooth, penetrating transfer and a consistent, high-quality weld.

This versatile wire provides exceptionally low diffusible hydrogen levels to help mitigate the risk for hydrogen-induced cracking. When paired with a 75/25 argon and carbon dioxide shielding gas mixture, the FabCOR 70C6 offers 2.0ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100g of weldment. Operating with a 90/10 shielding gas blend yields ≤ 4.0ml of hydrogen per 100g of weldment.  The FabCOR 70C6 wire is suitable for single- or- multi-pass welding on heavy equipment, shipbuilding, general fabrication and railcar applications, and Hobart will offer it in industry-standard diameters of 0.045, 0.052 and 1/16 inch on 33-pound spools or 60-pound coils..

About Hobart Brothers Company

Hobart Brothers Company, headquartered in Troy, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of the innovative Hobart® brand of filler metals, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.  The ITW Welding brand portfolio also includes Miller® branded welding and cutting equipment.

For more information, visit the Hobart Brothers Company website at, call 1-800-424-1543, fax 1-800-541-6607, email or write Hobart Brothers Company, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373.

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