New Low Silicate GMAW Solution Reduces Spatter and Improves Arc Stability

Press Release Summary:

  • Features high-speed, low-spatter welds with low-surface silicates
  • Provides high-speed waveform that increases travel speeds and productivity
  • Comes with Rapid® X LS waveform and a specifically formulated SuperArc® XLS filler metal

Original Press Release:

Lincoln Electric Introduces Low Silicate GMAW Solution to Help Reduce Post-Weld Cleanup and Improve Paint Adhesion

Cleveland, OH (April 21, 2021) - Lincoln Electric has 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 new Rapid® X LS waveform and a specifically formulated SuperArc® XLS filler metal. The innovative 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. 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.

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About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric has 60 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries, and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 150 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the company’s website at

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