Product News: Materials & Material Processing

Seamless Wires resist moisture pickup.

Press Release Summary:

Seamless Wires  resist moisture pickup.

Jun 30, 2014 - Available in flux-cored and metal-cored versions, Hobart® MEGAFIL® Wires have less than 4 mL of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment, which helps mitigate cracking risks. Copper coating optimizes current carrying capabilities as well as weld quality. Proprietary manufacturing process adds to consistency of wires by ensuring uniform flux filling, while uniform shape helps minimize contact tip wear, making wires suitable for semi-automatic and robotic welding applications.

Hobart Brothers, an ITW Company - Troy, OH

Original Press Release

New Seamless Wires Offer Extreme Resistance to Moisture Pickup, Minimize Cracking

Press release date: Jun 18, 2014

TROY, Ohio.  — Addressing common industry concerns with weld cracking, Hobart Brothers Company has introduced new seamless flux-cored and metal-cored wires designed to offer extreme resistance to moisture pickup and minimize this costly defect. The new Hobart® MEGAFIL® wires also have less than 4 ml of diffusible hydrogen per 100 g of weldment, which further mitigates cracking risks.

Both the flux-cored and metal-cored versions of the MEGAFIL wires feature a copper coating to improve current carrying capabilities and with it, provide excellent weld quality. A proprietary manufacturing process adds to the consistency of the MEGAFIL wires by ensuring a uniform flux filling, while the wires’ uniform shape helps minimize contact tip wear. These properties make the wires a good choice for both semi-automatic and robotic welding applications.

The MEGAFIL wires also offer robust mechanical properties, allowing the welds created with these products to withstand the harshest environments. The wires are designed specifically for use in offshore platform and bridge construction, shipbuilding, and steel and pressure vessel construction, as well as pipe, tube and heavy equipment manufacturing.

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.