WITH VARIOUS WIRE/FLUX COMBINATIONS FOR SUBMERGED ARC WELDING OF STAINLESS STEEL
Submerged arc welding (SAW) uses a metallic filler metal (wire) and a non-metallic consumable, the welding flux. The weld pool and the weld metal are protected from the deleterious influence from the air by the flux that forms a slag layer on top of the weld.
SAW is an automatic method that is normally used for thick sections (typically 10 mm and upwards) and is a high productivity welding method. It is also used for overlay welding, i.e. surfacing or cladding of both mild and low-alloyed steels by a stainless surface layer.
Böhler Welding offers a vast range of filler materials for submerged arc welding. The product range comprises over 120 wire/flux combinations covering all types of steels including stainless steel. They are fully developed in-house and are manufactured in our specialized production unit in Hamm, Germany.
You can see a list of the most commonly used SAW wire/flux combinations from Böhler Welding for stainless steel applications in our Stainless section.
or get more information on our SAW-fluxes here.