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Preventing Anti Weld Spatter

Preventing Anti Weld Spatter

In welding, a far too common problem is weld spatter. They build up on the fixtures creating problems for the welder. At Secoa Technology we are very aware of the concerns that can result from this issue. Our solution is the application of anti weld spatter to fixtures such as MIG welding nozzles.

What Is Weld Spatter?

Spatter is the term for small balls of molten metal ejected from the welding arc. They then fall throughout the area on and around the weld. These adhere to the gas shroud of the welding gun. This stops up the flow of the gas. The spatter also sticks to the tooling and workpieces.

Allowing the spatter to continue to build up can result in serious problems. It can:

  • Diminish weld joint quality by obstructing the consistency of the gas flow
  • Reduce the durability of the weld joint by contaminating it
  • Lead, in extreme instances, to porosity
  • Increase the chances of burn back
  • Necessitate lost time and labor spent on cleaning up
  • Produce a loss in material
  • Result in an accident

Overall, weld spatters can cause lost production time through reworking, repairing or even scrapping workpieces.

Enter Anti Weld Spatter Measures

To preserve the integrity of torch head attachments e.g. nozzles, diffusers, contact tips, and shrouds, requires the implementation of certain protective measures. While it is possible to reduce the problem through selecting only high-quality consumables, an integrated approach is best. This includes the application of an anti weld spatter solution.

At Secoa Technology Company, our technicians are there to offer solutions. This includes such items as MIG welding nozzles with an inimitable coating. This black covering stops weld spatter from sticking to the part. To date, our FluoroClad SDFC, two-coat water-based dispersion metallic reinforced polymer coating system has proven very effective as anti weld spatter protection.