Postalloy® DuraChrome™ 2832-MCO

Postalloy® DuraChrome™ 2832-MCO is a premium chromium carbide hardfacing alloy that has a high volume fraction of carbides dispersed in a hard matrix. For applications involving high abrasion and mild or moderate impact. Deposit polish in service and are heat resistant to 1000 °F (538 °C). Use on carbon, low alloy steel, and manganese steel.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Metal-cored
  • Open-arc
  • Gas-shielded


  • Scraper blades
  • Auger flights
  • Road ripper teeth
  • Screw conveyors
  • Shredder & Fibrizer Hammers
  • Bucket teeth
  • Bucket sides and bottoms
  • Mixer blades
  • Tillage tools
  • Fan blades
  • Farm Implements
  • Irrigation tiling plows
  • Sugar cane turn plates (trash plates)
  • Cane rake

Weld Deposit Properties

Deposits are slag-free
Deposits cannot be flame-cut
Deposits will check-crack to relieve stresses
Deposit Thickness:
1-2 layers
58Rc - 62Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive , DC Electrode Negative

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
18-24 140-200 .045" (1.2mm) 3/4"-1" (19-25mm)
22-28 170-300 1/16" (1.6mm) 1"-1¼" (25-32mm)
25-29 240-400 3/32" (2.4mm) 1"-1½" (25-38mm)
26-32 250-450 7/64" (2.8mm) 1"-1½" (25-38mm)

Welding Procedure:

When welding out of position, use .045 (1.2mm) with Electrode Positive polarity and the lower range of amperages and voltages. Weld vertical down with 3/4" (19mm) wide weave beads. A gas cover will be helpful, especially when using a constant current power source and voltage sensing feeder.

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
.045" (1.2mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 110 lb (49.90kg) drum
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil, 110 lb (49.90kg) drum
3/32" (2.4mm) 55 lb (25kg) coil, 110 lb (49.90kg) drum
7/64" (2.8mm) 55 lb (25kg) coil, 110 lb (49.90kg) drum