Hobart’s Metal Core Filler Wires – For On-site and the Workshop

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FabCOR 86R Metal Cored Wire


A metal cored wire with a higher deoxidization elements allow this wire to have greater tolerance for mill scale welding applications. Single and multiple pass applications.

High Deposition Rates and Efficiencies

Virtually no slag coverage

Outstanding high-production performance

Smooth arc characteristics

Low diffusible hydrogen weld deposit

Low smoke and spatter levels

Excellent for both CV and pulsed welding

Productivity Gain

Improves productivity compared to solid wire or flux-cored electrodes

Reduces clean up time, improves productivity

Excellent for robotic welding

Improved operator appeal, assists in maintaining consistent weld quality

Minimises risk of hydrogen-induced cracking

Improves operator appeal and productivity

Promotes versatility in procedure development



AS/NZS ISO 17632-B – T494T15-)MA-UH5

AWS A5.18: E70C-6M H4



C Mn Si S P
0.03 1.44 0.67 0.015 0.008
Hydrogen Equipment 75% Ar/25% CO2
Gas Chromatography 2.0 ml/100g
Mechanical Tests 75% Ar/25% CO2
Tensile Strength 558 MPa
Yield Strength 476 MPa
Elongation 30%
CVN Impact Values 101J @ -30ºC
54J @ -40ºC


FabCo XL-525


A rutile flux cored all position wire designed for welding mild and carbon steels, especially when good impact toughness is required at sub zero temperatures.

Ideal for single and multi-pass applications, it delivers outstanding welding performance and produces high quality X-ray clear weld deposit with a bead contour that is flat to slightly convex.

It performs exeptionally well over rust, mill scale and some primers with no pre-cleaning of the steel necessary.

Formula XL-525 has outstanding mechanical properties that resemble those of E7018 MMAW (SMAW) electrodes, plus high operator appeal with low fume levels, low spatter and easy slag removal.

Typical Applications

Recommended for ship building, storage vessels, off-shore structures, earth moving equipment and pipe welding.


AS/NZS IS0 17632-B – T494T1-1MA-U H5

AS/NZS ISO 17632-B – T494T12-1MA-U H5

AWS A5.20: E71T-1M, E71T-12MJ H8


C Mn Si Ni Fe
0.03 1.10 0.30 0.34 Bal


Gas Type Yield Strength Tensile Strength Elongation CVN Impact Values
Ar+20% CO₂ 503 MPa 566 MPa 29% 90J @ -40ºC




Fabshield XLR-8


Low hydrogen T-8 self-shielded, all positional flux cored wire, producing a stable arc and flat bead profile, especially suited for vertical-up welds at high currents with excellent mechanical properties and a tensile strength of 490 MPa.

Capable of depositing X-ray quality welds, making it highly suitable for critical welding applications requiring a high degree of crack resistance due to its low diffusible hydrogen levels, less than 6.7ml per 100g of weld metal deposited.

XLR-8 has been designed for single and multi-pass welding applications with improved productivity in out-of-position welding, offering high impact strength of 42J at sub zero temperatures to -40°C.

Typical Applications

Specifically designed for increased productivity and high deposition rates on challenging structural steel erection, heavy equipment repair, mining equipment, bucket repairs, storage tanks, pipe spooling, ship construction and site work applications.


AS/NZS IS0 17632-B – T492T8-1NA-U H10

AWS A5.20: E71T-8JD H8


C Mn Si P S AI Fe
0.19 0.51 0.17 0.009 0.006 0.51 Bal


Yield Strength Tensile Strength Elongation CVN Impact Values
469 MPa 579 MPa 28% 68J @ -20ºC
54J @ -30ºC
42J @ -40ºC


Fabshield 21B


An all positional general purpose, self-shielding, flux cored wire, designed specifically for multi-pass welding of mild steel and galvanised steel up to a maximum of 20mm in thickness.

Typical Applications

For on-site welding applications including farm and rural fabrication, fences, frames and sheds, etc. Other uses include prefabricated steel frame construction, galvanised tank fabrication, repair of trucks, tractors and earth moving equipment.


AS/NZS ISO 17632-B – T49ZT11-1NA-H15

AWS A5.20: E71T-11


C Mn Si S P AI Fe  
0.28 0.34 0.15 0.008 0.003 1.72 Bal


Yield Strength Tensile Strength Elongation CVN Impact Values
427 MPa 627 MPa 22% Not Required





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