Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2828NCTi-FCO

Crack Free Titanium Enriched Hardface Alloy

Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2828NCTI-FCO is a non-cracking flux-cored, open-arc hardfacing wire that deposits a martensitic alloy with a high volume of finely dispersed Titanium Carbides (TiC). It has excellent abrasion resistance under low and high stress conditions and retains hardness at high temperatures. Crack-free deposits are possible with proper procedures. Use on carbon and low alloy steels.

  • Excellent welding characteristics.
  • Multiple layers maintain their hardness and abrasion resistance.
  • Produces full slag coverage that does not require removal between passes. Slag is easily removed with a chipping hammer.
  • Deposits are crack-free even after multiple layers.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Flux-cored
  • Open-arc


  • Cement rolls
  • Hardbanding drill pipes
  • Hammers
  • Bucket pins
  • Shredder & Fibrizer hammers
  • Bucket teeth and lips
  • Tillage implements
  • Augers
  • Asphalt mixer paddles

Weld Deposit Properties

Maximum overlay:
Unlimited layers with proper procedures, including preheat and interpass temperatures
Good Hot-hardness up to 1100 °F (593 °C)
Must be ground
Cannot be flame-cut
57Rc - 60Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
26-29 210-250 1/16" (1.6mm) 1"- 1 1/4" (25-32mm)
26-30 280-340 3/32" (2.4mm) 1"-1 1/2" (25-38mm)
26-30 325-500 7/64" (2.8mm) 1"- 1 1/2" (25-38mm)

Welding Procedure:

Out of position welding is limited to horizontal stringers. Preheats and Inter-pass temperatures should be based on base metal chemistry.

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool
3/32" (2.4mm) 55 lb (25kg) coil
7/64" (2.8mm) 55 lb (25kg) coil