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Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is by far the most common metal that is welded. Chosen for its relatively low-cost, it is easily cut, formed and welded. It is frequently chosen for its strength and versatility, although normally it needs to be coated, whether with paint, powder coating or by galvanising.

Carbon steel is available with varying levels of carbon content; these are grouped as per the following:

  • Low (or mild) carbon steel
  • Medium carbon steel
  • High carbon steel
  • Ultra-high

Carbon steel, with a low carbon content, is by far the most common variant and therefore, for this reason, carbon steel is often referred to as mild steel even when it has a higher carbon content.

The applications for carbon steel spans all applications, ranging from small items such as chairs through to cars, bridges or ships.

The Ferromaxx® weld process gases range has been purpose-designed for MAG welding carbon, carbon manganese and low alloy steels. The gases give superb weld quality and excellent penetration together with minimal spatter and low fume levels.

Ferromaxx® Plus is our best gas for carbon steel and it increases manual weld speeds by up to 19% compared with conventional weld process gases.

Ferromaxx® 7 is our thin steel specialist gas. This mixture improves weld quality and reduces rejects and provides excellent weld pool control, particularly at low voltages on thin sheet materials (up to 10mm thick) and is well suited for positional welding.

Completing the range is Ferromaxx® 15 weld process gas. This reliable all-rounder improves weld quality and reduces rejects, gives excellent penetration characteristics, and is tolerant to variations in weld parameter settings.

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Supply Options

Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.

Cylinders & Hard Goods

The traditional solution for low-volume gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a range of gases and gas mixtures. Search our extensive network of distributors in the U.S. and parts of Canada for your cylinder and hard goods supply needs.

Welding Cutting Gases

A range of gases, technologies and services for metal fabrication, whether you are welding, cutting, thermal spraying, brazing or gouging.

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