08 Sep Cor-Match™: Making Welding Easy
Have you tried our Cor-Match™ product? As a weathering steel wire and electrode, it serves as a weld metal that matches the corrosion resistance and patina color of corten-equivalent weathering steels. We launched the product last year and are receiving fantastic feedback from our customers.
For example, one of our Public Art Sculptor customers said, “The Cor-Match wire is fantastic! It is much better than whatever it was we used on two previous weathering steel sculptures. And the thermos is nice too.”
Making Welding Easy
We are pleased to learn how this product contributes to our customers’ success. After all, it is our objective as a company to obtain an understanding of your needs and determine how we can facilitate your success by providing quality products and unmatched service.
In this case, we saw an opportunity to develop a wire and electrode containing the same alloys contained in self-weathering steels to serve as a weld metal not only matching the corrosion resistance of weathering steel but also the unique orange/brown patina color.
The characteristics and mechanical properties of Cor-Match™ enhance the efficiency and streamline the process of welding with weathering steels.
Our Cor-Match™ products feature excellent mechanical properties and a close color match to weathering steels. Cor-Match™ 80-CW and 810-W are both low-alloy steel electrodes for single- and multiple-pass welding of self-weathering steels per ASTM A588, A606-4, A242, A709-50W and A847 where color match and corrosion resistance are required. The difference between Cor-Match™ 80-CW and 810-W is how they are used.
Cor-Match™ 80-CW is a composite, metal-cored electrode for FLAT AND HORIZONTAL welding of weathering steels. It welds in a pure spray transfer, using 75-80 percent argon-balance carbon dioxide, which results in a spatter emission that is nearly non-existent. The penetrating characteristics of this tubular electrode are better than most solid electrodes because it eliminates the “cold-lap” on heavier plate or scaled areas. Plus, 80-CW generates less fume than flux-cored electrodes making it useful where slag removal and cleanup present problems.
Cor-Match™ 810-W, on the other hand, is a gas-shielded, flux-cored electrode for ALL POSITION welding of weathering steels. We have found that the spray transfer, which removes easily and cleanly appeals to many welders. Plus, it provides a smooth bead profile.
Order Cor-Match™ from Central Steel Service
If you are interested in our Cor-Match™ products, contact one of our experienced sales associates. We can help you determine which product is right for your needs. Plus, thermos will be included in the first 50 orders of Cor-Match™ in September 2020!