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Flitewear 1

Postalloy® Flitewear 1 is a highly alloyed hardfacing wire for extreme abrasion resistance, high corrosion resistance, and high hardness at elevated temperature. Contains columbium (niobium), molybdenum, vanadium and tungsten, which contributes to its excellent high temperature abrasion resistance up to 1300°F (700°C).

Flitewear Hardfacing wires have been engineered to improve the efficiency and longevity of screw conveyors, augers, rendering screws and other similar components. They are designed with the OEM in mind, where environmental and production issues are unique. They offer excellent welder appeal and out-of-position welding capability. Bead configurations can vary from stringer to wide weave patterns. Welding arcs are smooth and quiet; smoke levels are extremely low; weld deposits are slag free and spatter-free.

Product Type

Wire: Metal-cored, Open-arc or Gas-shielded.
Deposits are slag-free.

Weld Deposit Properties
Deposit Thickness  
1-2 layers
Cannot be flame-cut  
Deposit will readily relief check-crack  


Foundation drills, Post-hole augers flights, Brick and clay augers, Hollow stem augers and auger flights.

Postalloy® Flitewear 1    Welding Parameters
Current: DC Electrode Positive or DC Electrode Negative
Diameter Amps Volts Stick Out
.045" (1.1mm)100-225 15-26 3/4"-1"(19-25mm)
1/16" (1.6mm)160-30020-281"-1┬╝"(25-32mm)

Welding Procedure

While all sizes of Flitewear 1 will operate with or without a gas cover, you may find applications for .045 and 1/16 for which you prefer a shielding gas. If a gas cover is used, Argon/CO2 or 100% CO2 is recommended. This will cause amperages to go up by about 10% and the stick-out should be shortened. When welding out of position, use the lower range of amperages and voltages. In addition, a gas cover maybe useful, especially when using a constant current power source and voltage sensing feeder.

Packaging Options
Standard Packaging
Special Packaging Available
.045" (1.1mm)
25 lb spool
220 lb drum, 500 lb drum
1/16" (1.6mm)
25 lb spool