Duroxite® Cr-free Wire
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Duroxite® Cr-free Wire is a non-chromium bearing flux cored hardfacing wire for open arc welding. The deposited overlay contains boron carbides which has wear resistance and hardness equal to or greater than conventional chromium carbide deposits. Duroxite® Cr-free Wire is specifically formulated to eliminate chromium in the wire, and still provide outstanding wear resistance. Since there are no chromium alloys added in the welding wire, the emission of hexavalent chromium during welding is reduced or completely eliminated (depending on the chromium content in substrate materials or pre-existing weld deposit).
Duroxite® Cr-free Wire is a good choice of hardfacing wire for earthmoving applications when the hexavalent chromium smoke is a big concern at the workshop. It is suitable for single and double-layer deposit. Preheating, interpass temperature, and post-weld heat treatment are as needed according to base metal recommendations. If welding with downhill or uphill position, reduced wire feed speed and voltage are preferred to apply.
Duroxite® Cr-free Wire is used for hardfacing components undergoing wear by earth, sand and abrasives in the agricultural, quarry, mining, and public works fields. Examples: Mixer shafts, impellers, buckets, shovels, transport screws, and crushers for the concrete industry.
|Standard diameter Metric
|Number of overlay passes
|Hardness: 2-layer deposit on mild steel
|Hardness: 3-layer deposit on mild steel
|75 % depth of overlay 3)(g max)
1) Surface hardness is measured on machined flat surface just below overlay surface.
2) ASTM G65 is a standard test measuring sliding abrasion resistance using a dry sand/rubber wheel apparatus. ASTM G65-Procedure A is the most severe test method.
3) ASTM G65 wear test is conducted at 75% depth of the overlay materials to ensure consistently good wear resistance from the top surface through to the depth of 75% of the overlay.
Test results for mechanical properties, deposit overlay chemical composition, surface hardness, and ASTM G65-A weight loss were obtained from a weld produced and tested according to prescribed standards, and should not be assumed to be the expected results in a particular application or weldment. Actual results will vary depending on many factors, including, but not limited to, weld procedure, substrate chemistry and working temperature, weldment design and fabrication methods. Users are cautioned to confirm by qualification testing, or other appropriate means, the suitability of any welding consumable and procedure before use in the intended applications.
The welded overlay components can be processed by welding, cutting, forming and machining. Specific recommendations can be found in the Duroxite® Product brochure or by consulting your local technical support representative.