Cast, sintered or tube rods for hardsurfacing are available from .045” to ½” diameters for Oxy-acetylene or TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. The manufacturing method depends mainly on the product, diameter and welding process required.
Welding electrodes are available in sizes ranging from 3/32” to ½” diameters. Some electrodes are manufactured by putting the alloy elements into the core of a steel tube and subsequently coating the tube. Other electrodes are manufactured using alloy rod and extruding coating containing additional alloying elements which will produce the final chemistry for welding.
Solid and Metal or Flux-Cored Wires are available from .035” to 1/8” diameter for MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG, Submerged Arc (SMAW), and Open-Arc welding (OAW). Most of the
alloys listed in our literature are available in wire form. This is a very efficient method for hardfacing and it is often a very good idea to use the available wire form for the alloy required. Wires are also available for thermal spray.
Powdered metal alloys, ceramics and composites are available in virtually all size ranges for the array of application methods utilized in industries. Surface Engineering Alloy Company supplies both gas and water atomized powders for sprayfuse and PTA applications as well as clad, spray dried, crushed and sintered powders for the various thermal spray methods. Mesh sizes are tailored to meet application equipment specifications, providing for consistent weldability, spray characteristics and deposit quality.
Most of the hardfacing alloys can be used to produce castings of all sizes. Castings are manufactured by investment, static, sand, shell, ceramic, centrifugal and lost foam processes. Castings offer value when the wear resistant component is small or difficult to hardface, when the tolerance for wear is greater than the thickness capability of hardsurfacing, particularly when the labor and processing costs for manufacturing the hardfaced component exceed those of casting.
The most common hardfacing alloys available in the form of wrought plate or bar stock are the cobalt base alloy #6 and Ultimet®. However, virtually all corrosion resistant and aerospace alloys are available in various diameters of bar stock or plate thicknesses.
Dental ingots are provided in various alloys, shapes and sizes. For the saw tipping industry we provide rectangle, square and round
hipped rod. We also provide ceramic and tungsten carbide tiles of various shapes and sizes, cast wear pads containing tungsten
carbide in various alloy matrices, certified master alloy and remelt, which includes scrap alloys. Additionally, we provide any other
specialty product that may be required to meet the demands of industry.