Postalloy® 3044-FCG

Postalloy® 3044-FCG is a high strength, gas-shielded, flux-cored welding wire designed for "all position" welding of carbon and alloy steels, low alloy steels such as Jalloy, T-1, HY-90, SS-100, and AR400, AR450, and AR500 type wear plate. In addition to offering excellent physical properties, weld deposits of Postalloy® 3044-FCG are highly crack resistant and can be use on weld joints that are under high restraint. Very good low temperature notch toughness. For some applications, preheating can be reduced or even eliminated.

  • All-Position weldability
  • Use for single or multi-pass welding
  • Deposits can be flame-cut
  • Welds are exceptionally smooth and spatter-free


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Gas-shielded
  • Flux-cored


  • Postalloy® 3044-FCG should be used for fabricating structural shapes such as "I" and "H" beams, channels, plates and pipe. Ideal for fabricating wear plate
  • Excellent for use on construction and mining equipment such as dozer blades, buckets, crane and shovel booms.
  • Also for truck and bus frames.

Weld Deposit Properties

Tensile Strength:
106,000 psi
Yield Strength:
89,000 psi
Charpy V-notch @ 0 °F (-18 °C):
55 ft. lbs.
Deposit Thickness:
Single or multi-pass

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

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21-30 Flat: 125-325 .045" (1.1mm) 1/2"-5/8"(12-15mm)
22-28 Vertical-up: 150-250 045" (1.1mm) 1/2"-5/8"(12-15mm)
22-28 Overhead: 150-250 045" (1.1mm) 1/2"-5/8"(12-15mm)
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23-31 Flat: 200-400 1/16" (1.6mm) 1/2"-3/4"(12-19mm)
22-26 Vertical-up: 150-275 1/16" (1.6mm) 1/2"-3/4"(12-19mm)
22-28 Overhead: 150-275 1/16" (1.6mm) 1/2"-3/4"(12-19mm)
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25-29 Flat: 240-380 3/32" (2.4mm) 1"-1¼" (25-32mm)
25-29 Vertical-up: 200-250 3/32" (2.4mm) 1"-1¼" (25-32mm)
25-29 Vertical-up: 200-250 3/32" (2.4mm) 1"-1¼" (25-32mm)

Welding Procedure:

Gas Coverage - 75% Argon / 25% CO2 , or 100% CO2 at 40 - 45 cfh

Product Equivalent:

Electrode: Postalloy® 305 Flux-coated Electrode

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
.045" (1.1mm) 10 lb (4.54kg) spool, 25 lb (11.30kg) spool
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool
3/32" (2.4mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool