NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 is a low-alloy, high-strength solid filler metal containing 0.5% molybdenum to maintain hardness and strength following post weld heat treatment. The manganese and silicon assist in producing a smooth, uniform weld bead and help minimize spatter.
NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 Copper-Free Welding Wire
NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 is a low-alloy welding wire renowned for its high strength and solid performance that offers unparalleled flexibility to enhance any welder’s GMAW operations using ER80S-D2 and ER90S-D2. With a composition that includes 0.5% molybdenum, this filler metal maintains hardness and strength even after undergoing post-weld heat treatment. The presence of manganese and silicon ensures the production of a smooth and uniform weld bead while effectively minimizing spatter.
For optimized welding performance, the NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ guarantees improved feedability and precise wire positions with its casting range of 35” (.88m) to 55” (1.3m) and a helix below 1” (25.4mm). Its outstanding mechanical properties result in welds characterized by exceptional strength and resilience, ensuring consistent and reliable welds in every application for a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and much more.
Manufactured at NS ARC's plant at Stillwater, Oklahoma, an ISO 9001:2015 facility, we guarantee the wire’s quality production. With this reliable copper-free welding wire, welders can experience smooth and consistent welding processes with excellent arc starts, arc stability, and feedability, resulting in cleaner welds and reduced post-weld cleanup.
When it comes to high-strength welding, our Silver-Glide™ copper-coated welding wire sets a new standard of excellence. With its beneficial mechanical properties, superior arc performance, and smooth weld appearance, this welding wire empowers welders to achieve remarkable results in various applications. Our experts are available if you are looking for more information on our copper-free welding wire or would like to know more about how any of our various wires can help out with your next welding project.
Applications for NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 Welding Wire
NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 welding wire is best suited for the following applications:
- Agricultural Equipment
- Automotive Manufacturing
- General Fabrication
- Pipe Welding
Other Industrial Applications for NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102
Backed by stringent manufacturing standards and usable in a variety of industries, NS ARC's Silver-Glide™ is the copper-free welding wire of choice for professionals who demand reliability, flexibility, and outstanding weld quality. It can be used with all metal transfer modes of GMAW along with robotic, mechanized, and semi-automatic welding. This type of wire is also well-suited for ASTM A182, A217, A234, and A335 high-temperature pipe, fittings, flanges, and valves as well as for A336 pressure vessel forgings.
Shielding Gas Blends for NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 Welding Wire
Optimal results can be acquired when using the following shielding gas blends with NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102:
- 100% CO2: Ideal for ER80S-D2
- 75-95% Argon/Balance CO2
- 95-98% Argon/Balance O2: Suitable for ER90S-D2
- Flow rate of 35-50 CFH
NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 allows for all-position welding when using the correct shielding gas blends, welding process, and parameters.
Copper-Free Welding Wire Industry Standards
NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 meets or exceeds various industry standards such as:
- AWS A5.28: ER80S-D2 (100% CO2), ER90S-D2 (Mixed)
- ASME SFA-A5.28: ER80S-D2
- CWB W48: B-G 55A 3 C1 S4 M31
- AWS A5.23/A5.23M: EA3K
Copper-Free Welding Wire Storage Instructions
To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of the NS National-Arc™ Silver-Glide™ NS 102 copper-coated welding wire, proper storage is essential. We recommend storing the welding wire in a dry and enclosed environment, ideally within its original sealed package. This safeguards the wire from exposure to moisture, dust, and other contaminants that could affect its quality and performance.