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How to Weld With a Frontiarc-711

Frontiarc-711 is flux-cored wire used in flux-core arc welding (FCAW). Flux-cored wire contains a shielding gas that, when heated by the arc welder, forms a solid weld. The thin coating on the outside of the Frontiarc-711 melts away as you heat it with the arc welder to reveal the flux. Flux is the agent that forms the bond between the two pieces of steel you weld. Frontiarc-711 is used to weld ship hulls, factory equipment and large industry machinery.

Things You'll Need

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Welder’s gloves
  • Welder’s mask
  • Arc welder with AC output
  • Welding rod
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    • 1

      Wear a long-sleeved shirt, welder’s gloves and a welder’s mask to protect yourself from sparks and slag. Slag is the residue from the flux that forms while you weld. Don’t lower the shield on the mask at this time.

    • 2

      Insert a welding rod that meets the specifications for the job at hand into the end of the arc welder. There are multiple types of welding rods, each of which is coded with a different number to specify which material for which it is better suited. All-purpose welding rods include 6010, 6011, 6013, 7018 and 7024.

    • 3

      Power on the arc welder. Use an arc welder with alternate current, not direct current.

    • 4

      Lower the shield on the welder’s mask to cover your face.

    • 5

      Hold the arc welder above the material you need to weld. Position the tip of the welding rod about 1 inch above the surface and position it at an angle between 30 and 45 degrees.

    • 6

      Touch the end of the Frontiarc-711 wire to the area you need to weld.

    • 7

      Step on the pedal on the arc welder to generate electric current.

    • 8

      Lower the arc welder until you see sparks between the welding rod and the Frontiarc-711. An arc welder creates electric current that travels from the tip of the welding rod to the Frontiarc-711. The heat created by the electricity melts the Frontiarc-711 and creates a bond between the two materials you weld.

    • 9

      Move the Frontiarc-711 along the entire surface of the area you need to weld, creating an arc with the arc welder the entire time. Continue welding the entire surface.