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The industry to a large extent still views metal cored wires as being somewhat Marketing smoke and mirrors. It is sometimes very hard to understand how a product that has a higher cost per pound as a filler metal will actually save money when evaluated as cost per pound deposited, or the true cost for the welding application.
Welds produced with flux cored electrodes are smooth with almost no ripple. The metal transfer of Dual Shield electrodes produces very little spatter which significantly reduces cleanup time.
Since the introduction of cored wires in 1957, the North American Market has seen steady growth and acceptance. Virtually every industry from automotive, structural, transportation, off shore, ship building, light and heavy fabrication is using cored wires while realizing the benefits of increased productivity and efficiency.
Consistently good welds throughout a wide range of welding conditions are easily obtained when the variables that affect the flux cored process are understood and controlled.
Dualshield X-series wires video.