Foster offers a range of quality stainless steel Mig wires in a range of spool sizes. The two most common grades of stainless steel are 308(also known as 304) and 316, both of which are welded using the corresponding stainless MIG wire. 316lsi is the most popular wire as it offers a bright, aesthetically pleasing finish. Typically, 309Lsi is utilised to weld mild steel to stainless steel, but 312 can also be used where cracking maybe an issue.
They key is to identify the parent material of the product to be welded, assess the finish required & the application. Our technical team can advise you on the correct product, argon gas mix & Mig set up required to complete your job with integrity.
Buying Stainless Steel MIG Wire from Foster Industrial
All our products come with a quality guarantee and are sourced from reputable welding houses backed by factory test certification. You never have to worry about the integrity of your welding wire & traceability.
Don't forget to change your shielding gas from 95% argon/ 5% Co2 mix to a 97.5/2.5% mix for best results. We are an Air Products dealer, can advise on gas mixtures and more importantly deliver the product to your door.
Personal protection when MIG welding Stainless steel
Stainless Mig welding generates a higher chromium & nickel fume content than when welding mild steel. Ensure you purchase an air fed welding helmet or have welding fume extraction in place.