An insight into Flux Cored Welding

We all know that welding is the process wherein two or more metal pieces are joined together with the help of a very hot molten solution that solidifies and forms the bond between them upon cooling. There are several kinds of welding techniques available in the welding industry. Flux cored welding is one among them. Flux core welding is pretty much similar to MIG welding which stands for Metal Inert Gas welding. A highly qualified and professional welder would be really good in all of the welding techniques including Flux Core welding. However, Flux core welding is different from MIG welding under certain circumstances as this type of welding does not depend upon usage of gas for shielding. The welding technique got its name from the fact that the wire used in this process would have flux in its center. Making use of this technique without gas makes it a self shielding technique. However, sometimes shielding gas is also used depending upon what you are trying to weld. Under such scenarios this flux cored process is otherwise known as dual shielding. Both the variations have a set of pros and cons respectively.

Flux cored welding is highly efficient while welding thicker materials. The technique creates a lot of splatter and hence you need to equip and protect yourself appropriately. In order to create a first class weld the procedure requires a steady and consistent travel speed. The best deal about using the MIG welder for your welding requirements is that you could change over to the flux core welding as and when you please. However, you’ll have to change the gas, driver rollers, contact tips and liner mandatorily.