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Böhler Welding Consumables play a big part in new Manchester landmark

Success Story | Manchester, UK

The new landmark in Manchester’s Civic Quarter, the so called Tower of Light, is made from tailored 3-8 mm thick Stainless 304 laser-cut sheets that are then curved and welded together to create a stiff strong surface. For the best results, construction company Shawton Engineering, trusts in the high quality stainless welding consumables “Böhler AWS ER308LSi” and “FOXcore 308L-T1” of Böhler Welding.

Shawton Engineering and the decision-making process for Böhler AWS ER308LSi and FOXcore 308L-T1

Shawton Engineering, who was in charge of the construction of the Tower of Light, has established a reputation for excellence in the fabrication of structural steelwork, architectural metalwork and specialist stainless steel pressure vessels, containments and structures for the nuclear and pharmaceutical industries.

The company sent out an invitation to tender where voestalpine Böhler Welding UK Ltd. secured the supply of the stainless welding consumables against all competitors with their high quality products:

  • Böhler AWS ER308LSi
  • FOXcore 308L-T1 (formerly BÖHLER EAS 2 PW-FD)

Additionally the customer received ongoing support, especially through Mark Haycocks and Gary Taylor from the voestalpine Böhler Welding UK Ltd. team as well as know-how transfer in form of joint configurations and procedure assistance at drawing stage and NDT cracking investigations through the Böhler Welding Technical Engineers.

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Product summary

  • EN ISO 14343-A: G 19 9 L Si
  • EN ISO 14343-B: SS308LSi
  • AWS A5.9: ER308LSi

Characteristics and typical fields of application

  • GMAW solid wire
  • designed for first class welding, wetting and feeding characteristics

Product benefits

  • excellent weld metal CVN values down to –196 °C
  • resistance to intergranular corrosion up to +350 °C


TÜV (12936.), DB (43.132.38), CE



Product summary

  • EN ISO 17633-A: T 19 9 L P M21 (C1) 1
  • EN ISO 17633-B: TS 308L-F M21 (C1) 1
  • AWS A5.22 / SFA-5.22: E308LT1-4(1)

Characteristics and typical fields of application

  • Rutile flux cored wire
  • for welding of stainless steels such as 1.4307 / 304L
  • Suitable for service temperatures from –196°C to 350°C.
  • The scaling temperature is approximately 850°C in air.

Product Benefits

  • fast freezing slag
  • excellent weldability and slag control in all positions
  • easy handling and high deposition rate
  • high productivity with excellent welding performance
  • very low spatter formation
  • increased travel speeds
  • little demand for cleaning and pickling


TÜV (09117), DB (43.014.23), DNV GL, NAKS, CE