Kennametal Stellite continuous cast rod is produced on the very latest multi-strand, computer controlled casters. The rod is supplied in the following forms:
As Cast - meets most hardfacing requirements
Densified - Hipped to eliminate any centerline porosity
Ground / Finished - Removes any surface imperfections
Stellite rod is suitable for TIG and OXY welding processes
In TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, an arc is drawn between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the workpiece. The electrode, the arc and the weld-pool are protected from the atmosphere with an inert shielding gas. For manual welding the hard-facing material is in the form of a rod. Advantages of the TIG process include simple manual operation and good control of the welding arc. The process can also be mechanised, in which case a manipulator is used to move the workpiece in relation to the welding torch and the hard-facing rod or wire. Rods are also used for hard-facing with the oxy-acetylene welding process. With the correct operation, a very low level of iron dilution can be achieved in the overlay.
Applicable Alloy Families
Kennametal Stellite™ manufactures welding rods via the continuous cast method. The rod can be supplied as cast, straightened, linished or ground. Our rods come in standard 1m lengths (36” for North America & Canada) and the following diameters:
2.6 mm (3/32")
3.2 mm (1/8")
4.0 mm ( 5/32")
5.0 mm (3/16")
6.4 mm (1/4")
8.0 mm (5/16")
Note that special sizes, lengths or packing requirements are available on all requests.
Please see table below for details of our alloys available in rod form.