Stoody 970-G and Stoody 968-O are patent-pending metal cored wires that provide outstanding wear resistance and eliminates chromium from the welding consumable. Specifically designed for applications where hexavalent chromium in welding fumes cannot be reduced by work practice controls alone, such as fume extractors or powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs). Stoody 970-G (gas shielded) wire is available in 0.045” and 1/16” diameters on 33-lb. spools and in 1/16” diameter in a 50-lb. polypack.  Stoody 968-O (open arc) wire is available in 0.045" and 1/16" diameters on 33-lb. spools.

Stoody  Introduces New Non-Chromium Bearing Hardfacing Wires

Most hardfacing welding wires contain chromium to improve wear resistance. During welding, the chromium in the welding wire can produce undesirable levels of hexavalent chromium, which can be potentially harmful to the end user.

Table 1 (below) compares hardness, chromium content and wear resistance of a single layer weld deposit of Stoody 970-G and Stoody 968-O to a typical chromium carbide and martensitic consumable. The wear test was conducted per ASTM G-65 procedure A using 6,000 revolutions. Chromium content is the undiluted weld metal percent by weight.

Table 1

About Stoody
Since 1988, Stoody has been a member of the Thermadyne Industries family, working with other brands that are leaders in metal cutting and welding. Its hardfacing and high alloy joining wire and electrode products support the steel, power generation, petroleum oil and gas drilling, recycling, cement, pulp and paper, agricultural, metal casting, construction and other industries. Founded in 1921, the Stoody division employs 90 people at its on-site facilities in Bowling Green, KY and proudly states that its U.S. manufactured products are focused on helping U.S. businesses to continue to grow.