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The wide world of welding

Viktoria Steininger
Holds editorial responsibility for blog topics, is researching and writing articles. Her stories give insights into the world of the voestalpine Group.

Welding is a process that joins two or more elements or materials.

voestalpine boehler weldingThe voestalpine Böhler Welding Group has many years of experience in the world of welding – or, more precisely, the world of welding consumables. The company began manufacturing welding consumables in 1926. Today voestalpine Böhler Welding Group offers its worldwide customers the entire range of products from solid and hollow wires to rod electrodes, welding powder and even soldering consumables. The company’s know-how also enables it to develop custom-tailored solutions. Welding engineers the world over appreciate that.

What exactly is welding?

Welding is the joining of two or more elements or materials into one unit – using heat and/or power. The heat source is generally an electric arc produced from the electricity of the welding power supply. This type of welding, based on an electric arc, is called arc welding. The most frequent welding materials are metals like steel, special steel or aluminum, but synthetic materials can also be welded.

Mostly with welding consumables

Materials can be joined with the heat of the electric arc. Arc welding usually requires welding consumables that fill in the seam volume. Welding consumables also stabilize the flame of the electric arc and their chemical composition ensures the correct mechanical properties.

  • Solid wire: The welding consumable in the form of a coiled wire is fed using a feed unit.
  • Cored wire: The welding consumable in the form of a coiled wire filled with powder is fed using a feed unit.
  • Rod electrodes: The welding consumable in rod form is fed manually.

Rod electrodes are produced on extrusion lines; solid and cored wire is produced on rolling and/or drawing lines.

voestalpine welding consumables welding

The latest video from the voestalpine image and brand campaign describes the product welding consumables, produced in Italy and shown in the video being sold in Asia and Singapore, the world’s second-most important center for oil and gas after Houston, Texas, in the United States. This spot focuses on welding consumables and therefore makes an important contribution to the energy segment.


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