Flux Core Welding is similar to that of MIG, as both processes use similar machines and wire feeds; they are both considered semi-automatic procedures, and produce a great rate. The difference between these two processes is the shielding of the electrode from the air; flux cored, has a flux wire in the middle which shields the electrode. Because the flux cored shields the electrode, we are able to weld outside, as you may recall, you are unable to weld outside if you’re using the MIG. A flux core machine can produce up to 25 pounds of weld per hour! The boating industry will see a lot of flux core welding because flux is able to weld ½” plates in a single pass through, and ships are made of very thick and heavy plates.
For more information about our Flux Core welding services please feel free to give Mike’s Welding a call at 781-286-7221.