AWS EC1 (Z208) Cast Iron Welding Electrodes

AWS EC1 (Z208)  is a cast iron electrode with a low-carbon steel core and a strong graphitized coating.

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Cast Iron Welding Electrode Z208                                                         


AWS A5.15 EC1                

Description: Z208 is a cast iron electrode with a low carbon steel core and a strong graphitized coating. It can be used for both AC and DC. The weld can become gray cast iron when it is cooled slowly, but its crack resistance is poor.  Application: Used to repair defects in gray iron castings.    Chemical composition of weld metal(%):







2.0 ~ 4.0

2.5 ~ 6.5





  Recommended current:

Rod diameter






Welding current


60 ~ 90

90 ~ 120

150 ~ 180

190 ~ 220

  Notice: 1. The electrode must be baked for 1 hour at 150℃ before welding operation; 2. The defects of less rigid parts in small thin-wall cast iron pieces can be welded without preheating, but general weldments need to be preheated up to around 400℃. If the weldments preserve heat and slowly cool down, they are on the cards that the soldering joints can bear cut processing. 3. This electrode is not suitable for important casting structures that are subject to stress and impact.     Wenzhou Tianyu Electronic Co., Ltd. was established in 2000. We have been engaged in the manufacturing of welding electrodes, welding rods, and welding consumables for more than 20 years. Our main products include stainless steel welding electrodes, carbon steel welding electrodes, low alloy welding electrodes, surfacing welding electrodes, nickel & cobalt alloy welding electrodes, mild steel & low alloy welding wires, stainless steel welding wires, gas-shielded flux cored wires, aluminum welding wires, submerged arc welding. wires, nickel & cobalt alloy welding wires, brass welding wires, TIG & MIG welding wires, tungsten electrodes, carbon gouging electrodes, and other welding accessories & consumables.  

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