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A martensitic tool steel type hardfacing alloy with numerous tightly packed carbides for excellent abrasion resistance under high impact. Deposits are smooth and free of any slag. One layer deposits exhibit wear characteristics that you would expect from chromium carbide hardfacing products. An excellent choice for OEM and after market wear parts. Also an excellent wire for MIG Carbide. An excellent alloy for repair of chromium carbide overlay plate defects.
Product Type
Wire: Metal-cored, Gas-shielded
Deposits are slag-free.

Weld Deposit Properties
Average Hardness  
Good Hot-hardness  
up to 1100° F (593°C)
Maximum overlay  
2-3 layers
Must be ground

•Farm implements and tillage tools
•Mining and earth-moving equipment
•Augers and screw conveyors
•Welding chromium carbide overlay plate defects

Postalloy® PS-164    Welding Parameters
Current: Use DC Electrode Negative
Short Arc Amps Volts Stick Out
.045" (1.1mm) 90-200 15-21 1/2"(12mm)
1/16" (1.6mm)100-28019-253/4"(19mm)

Welding ProcedureWhen welding out-of-position, use the lower ranges of voltages and amperages: 16-19 volts and 100-150 amps.
Packaging Options
Standard Packaging
Special Packaging Available
.045" (1.1mm)
25 lb spool
50 lb spool, 110 lb drum, 220 lb drum
1/16" (1.6mm)
25 lb spool, 220 lb drum
50 lb spool, 55 lb coil, 110 lb drum