Hobart Brothers Introduces New Hornet Flux-Cored Welding Wire

• Features exceptional penetration characteristics

• Easily removable slag and low spatter levels

• Good impact strength at low temperatures

TROY, Ohio. June 8, 2009—For welding applications that demand excellent weld penetration, high productivity rates and good low temperature impact strength, Hobart Brothers introduces its FabCO® Hornet gas-shielded flux-cored welding wire Designed as a general fabrication welding wire for mild or low alloy steels, the FabCO Hornet wire can be used in all positions with either 100 percent CO2 or a 75% Ar/25% CO2 shielding gas mixture. To increase welding productivity, the wire features an easily removable slag and low spatter levels. The FabCO Hornet wire also produces a low amount of welding fumes, similar to most new wires in its class.

Available in .045-in., .052-in. and 1/16-in. diameters, the FabCO Hornet welding wire produces a flat bead profile and is suitable for either single- or multi-pass applications. It also meets the optional H8 diffusible hydrogen requirement. Classified under American Welding Society code A5.20 as E71T-1C H8, E71T-1M H8, E71T-9C H8 and E71T-9M H8, the FabCO Hornet welding wire features a tensile strength of between 70,000 and 95,000 psi. Typical impact strength is 75 ft-lbs at –20 degrees Fahrenheit when used with a mixed shielding gas. Visit the Hobart Brothers Web site to download a full specifications and capabilities document (hyperlink to PDF) for the FabCO Hornet welding wire.

Hobart Brothers is dedicated to the highest level of Performance Welding™. For product specification sheets or to learn more about Hobart Brothers brand products, visit, call 1-800-424-1543, fax 1-800-541-6607, or write Hobart Brothers Company, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373.

Hobart Brothers Company of Troy, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of welding filler metals marketed under the brand names Hobart, Tri-Mark, McKay and Corex. Hobart Brothers Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Based in Glenview, Ill., ITW is a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of value-adding and short lead-time industrial products and equipment.