We are the largest stockists of welding wire in NZ.

Our Metal Cored Wires from Kobelco Welding and Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering of Japan are the best performing welding wires available in NZ  and represent our emphasis on providing the latest technology products to NZ fabricators and manufacturers. Japan, as a narrow, coastal country in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," faces very similar seismic and weathering challenges to NZ and has invested heavily in R & D to minimise the effects of these. Nippon Steel's and Kobelco Welding's top performing metal cored wires are only made available to selected distributors in a limited number of countries, helping to keep New Zealand in the group at the forefront of welding knowledge and expertise.

Choosing the right welding wire for the job is crucial for maximising productivity and reducing costs, as well as ensuring quality welds every time. 80- 85% of welding job cost is Labour, saving time with a better quality wire can make a big difference. 

Talk to us about the latest developments in welding, you may be surprised at the cost savings you can make simply by using a more efficient, faster, cleaner welding wire.

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AWS : A5.36 E71T1-C1A2-CS1     

EN ISO : 17632-A: T42 2 Z P C 1 H5

Nippon SF-1e is an all-positional, seamless, copper-coated flux cored welding wire manufactured in Japan by Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering Co. Ltd to exacting high standards. 

One of the best Seismic Grade 3 wires for structural fabrication, ship building, bridges, etc. Distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Welding Engineers NZ Ltd.

Superb wire to run, described as smooth and buttery, with a high deposition rate.

AWS : A5.20 E71T-1C

Nippon SF-1 is an all-positional, seamless flux cored wire with a high deposition rate, easy and clean to weld.

Suitable for welding mild steel and 490MPa high tensile strength steel for machinery, non-seismic structures, etc.

Superior Japanese quality, manufactured by Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering Co. Ltd and distributed in NZ and Australia by Welding Engineers NZ Ltd.

Available in 1.2mm and 1.4mm diameter.

AWS: A5.36 E71T1-C1A0-G

SF-50WN is an all-positional, seamless, copper-coated flux cored welding wire manufactured by Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering Co. Ltd specifically for use welding Nippon Steel Corporation's 3% Ni-Added Coastal Weathering Steel, NAW-TEN15. 

The composition of SF-50WN matches the composition of NAW-TEN15, so the weathering characteristics are the same.

Use of any other filler metal to weld NAW-TEN15 is not recommended.

AWS : A5.36 E71T1-M21A4-CS1  

EN SO 17632-A: T 46 4 Z P M 1 H5

Often referred to as Nippon SF-3A, this is a seamless, all-positional, rutile flux cored wire designed for welding of steel with impact requirements down to -40 °C such as grade E, often used in shipbuilding. 

Common applications include welding mild steel and 490MPa high tensile strength steel for ships, machinery, steel structures, bridges, ships, rolling stock, etc.

Due to the seamless design, Nippon SF3A has an extremely low hydrogen content, (typical of ≤2.8 ml/100g), which greatly reduces the possibility of cold cracks.SF-3A emits little welding fume and minimal spatter. and has great weldability in all positions.

AWS : A5.36 E81T1-M21A8-Ni1-H4   

EN ISO : 17632-A: T 46 4 Z P M 2 H5

Nippon SF-3AM is a seamless, all-positional, rutile flux cored wire for welding low temperature steels in applications such as off-shore structures.

SF-3AM has acceptable charpy impact values down to -60 °C. The flux cored wire is CTOD-tested with good results.

Due to the seamless design, SF-3AM has an extremely low diffusible hydrogen content (typical 3 ml/100g) which greatly reduces the risk of hydrogen (cold) cracking.

AWS : A5.20 E71T-1C

ISO : 17632-A: T42 0 P C 1 H10

Japanese precision, titania type, all-positional flux cored wire for Seismic Grade 2 welding. 

DW100 is a superb wire for out-of-position work, the stable arc makes it a forgiving wire which is very easy to run with consistently excellent quality welds.

AWS : A5.20 E71T-1C/1M, -9C/9M

ISO : 17632-A - T 42 2 P C/M 1 H5

Kobe DW-50 is a Seismic Grade 3, all-positional, flux cored wire ideal for out-of-position work in structural fabrication.

Versatile, easy to use, suitable for use with high currents with both CO2 and mixed gases.

Also very good on galvanised steel.

AWS : E71T-1C, -M

ISO : 17632-A: T42 0 P C[M] 1 H10

All-positional, Seismic grade 2, flux cored wire suitable for butt, fillet welding of mild steel and high tensile strength steels in light or non-structural work.

Very good efficiency at economic pricepoint.

AWS : 5.20 E71T-9C          

ISO : 17632-A: T46 3 P C 1

Seismic Grade 3, all-positional, flux cored wire designed for butt and fillet welding high strength and low temperature steels, particularly for structural work.

Excellent quality and economically efficient.

CHO CSF-600H12

 Flux cored wire for hard-facing in high wear applications

AWS : A5.20 E71T

Good wire for home or small workshops, available in 0.6 - 0.9mm diameter, 4.5kg spools.

All positional, self-shielding (gasless), and  easy to use.

AWS : A5.22 E309LT 0-1     

SF-309LP is a seamless cored welding wire for welding of stainless steel and dissimilar metals manufactured by Nippon Steel Welding & Engineering Co. Ltd.

Can be used with CO2 or mixed gas with more than 20%CO2.

Little spatter, easy to remove slag. High welding efficiency in flat and horizontal fillet positions.

AWS : A5.22 E309LT 1-1     

Nippon SF-309LP is an all-positional, seamless cored welding wire for welding of low -C 22%Cr 12Ni stainless steel and dissimilar metals.

Only available in 1.2mm.

AWS : 5.22 E316LT0-1/-4

ISO : 17633-A T 19 12 3 L R C/M 3

Kobe DW316L is a highly recommended flux cored wire for welding stainless steel, can be used with CO2 or Argon CO2 mix. 

Noted for very stable, spatter free arcs producing bright, smooth weld bead surfaces and self releasing slag.

AWS : A5.22  E309LMoTo-1/4

ISO : 17633-A T 23 12 2 L R C/M 3

 Flux cored mig wire for welding stainless or dissimilar metals.

Kobe DW309MoL is very stable with a spatter free arc, high quality weld appearance and self-releasing slag.

AWS : A5.22 E309LT0(1)-1/-4

Quality flux cored wire for welding 309 stainless steel and dissimilar metals made in Korea. 

CSF-309MoL(P) is suitable for welding of 22%Cr-12%Ni-2%Mo steel and heat resistant steel and dissimilar joints such as a stainless steel to carbon steel of low alloy steel.

Also suitable for under layer welding of stainless steel on carbon steel.

AWS : A5.22 E316LT0(1)-1/-4

ISO 17633-A T 19 12 3 L R C1[M21] 3
ISO 17633-B TS 316L-F C1[M21] 0

Flux-cored wire suitable for welding of low carbon 18%Cr-12%Ni-2%Mo stainless steel.

Fillet, all-positional welding, CO2 gas.

AWS : A5.36 E71T15-M21A4-CS1

EN ISO : 17632-A T42 4 Z M M 1 H5

Nippon Steel's SM-3A is a copper coated, seamless, Seismic Grade 3 metal cored wire with exceptional arc stability and smooth running.

Very low hydrogen content gives excellent crack resistance.

SM-3A can be used in all positions for single pass welding and multi-layer welding using dip transfer mode or similar.

So using SM-3A gives maximum deposition, speed, low heat input and, with the right welding machine, can switch from horizontal to vertical welding without stopping. 

Big productivity and safety advantage when you don't have to turn a beam or workpiece, or switch to a different wire to continue.

Combine with customized speed process programme on a Lorch MicorMIG welding machine for up to 30% gain in speed.

AWS : A5.18 E70C-6M

ISO : 17632-A: T42 3 M M 3 H5

Seismic Grade 3, ideal for welding medium to thick plate joints with maximum efficiency.

Superbly engineered Japanese quality wire, very low fuming metal cored wires.

MX-A70C6LF has a very high deposition rate, fast travel speed, produces clean, high quality welds with excellent penetration and sidewall fusion.

Very low hydrogen, excellent crack resistance.

Smooth and buttery to weld with, very easy.

AWS : A5.18 E70C-6C/6M

ISO : 17632-A: T42 2 M C/M1 H5

Kobe MX100T is a special, all-positional, metal cored wire for two reasons; it can be run as low as 50 amps and it can be used for welding root passes without the need for ceramic backing.

Better deposition rate, faster, and less filler metal is used than TIG or electrode welding similar work.

This makes it the ideal wire for welding thin sheets of mild steel and root runs; welding at low temperatures means no distortion or burn through.

MX100T can be used for welding root passes without ceramic backing, for example in pipeline construction, which also contributes to significant gains in productivity when compared to the TIG or stick electrode process.

AWS : 5.18 ER70S-6 
ISO : 14341-A G 42 A 3 C1[M21] Z or
ISO :14341-B G 49 A 3 C1[M21] S12

MC-50T is a solid wire whose arc stability is good at low current ranges (short-circuiting arc range) and spatter loss is low.
Suitable for all-position welding of steel sheets by CO2 or Ar+CO2 mix gas shielding, for higher speed welding. Very stable arc at wide range of currents.

Applications: Butt and fillet MAG structural welding of buildings, bridges, ships, vehicles, electric appliances, etc.

AS/NZS 14341-B G 49A 3UM/C S6
AWS 5.18 ER70S-6

Looking for a low priced solid MIG wire which is of proven good quality?

WESS 70S-6 Welding Wire is made to meet Australian/New Zealand Standards and has Grade 3 shipping approvals.

Shielding gas can be either Mixed Argon/CO2 or 100% CO2.

This is very good quality, copper-coated, solid welding wire suitable for MIG welding mild and low alloy steels.

It welds smoothly, the higher silicon content reduces spatter and clean up while also ensuring optimal sidewall fusion and clean bead shape.

0.8 - 1.2mm, available in 15 kg spools. 

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Cost-effective solid wire for smaller jobs. Ideal for the home handyman or small trade use.

0.6 - 0.9mm, available in 1 and 5 kg spools. 


AWS : A5.10  ER5356
AS/NZS ISO : 18273  S Al 5356  

Developed for welding wrought and cast aluminium with addition of 5% Magnesium.

 Intermediate deposit strength and good ductility and corrosion resistance for the GMA welding of a range of 3XXX, and stronger, Aluminium alloys.

0.9mm and 1.0mm, 7kg spools.