Lincoln Electric Offers Universal Solution for Welding on Zinc-Coated Material

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03 October 2015

Lincoln Electric Offers Universal Solution for Welding on Zinc-Coated Material

New Process Z™ Combines Wire and Waveforms for Outstanding Results

Process Z™

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Cleveland – Designed to conquer the challenges of welding galvanized materials in the automotive industry, Process Z™ from Lincoln Electric produces welds with significantly reduced porosity while maintaining rapid travel speeds on zinc-coated material. The process is specifically designed to maximize productivity and quality on any galvanized welding application.

Lincoln Electric’s Metalshield® Z metal-cored wire provides the backbone for the Process Z solution, delivering excellent performance in fast-follow, high-travel-speed applications. Its specialized formulation minimizes the amount of zinc in the weld metal, eliminating surface porosity and drastically reducing internal weld metal porosity. It achieves this while providing virtually spatter-free welds that result in quick post-weld prep work.

The benefits of the Metalshield Z wire can be realized across a range of equipment and waveform solutions. Operators may use standard, constant-voltage power sources running DC-negative polarity to achieve higher travel speeds and lower porosity compared to solid wire. Or, they can push throughput and quality to the maximum by combining Metalshield Z with Lincoln Electric’s Power Wave® advanced process welding power sources. Lincoln Electric’s equipment and Waveform Control Technology™ deliver exceptional stability when welding galvanized material. The Rapid Z™ waveform, tailored for zinc applications, can push travel speeds beyond 55 inches per minute, with zero surface porosity, and less than 1 percent internal porosity.

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Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 47 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the company’s website at

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