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TUNGSTEN ELECTRODES

Astaras manufactures most varieties of private label Tungsten electrodes.

Astaras is the only manufacturer of E3® (purple) Tungsten in the world.

 
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Your best choice to replace 2% Thoriated.

Longer Tip Life. Less Sharpening. More Welding. 

Purple Color Code: E3 is a versatile Tungsten that can be used on AC or DC. It runs cooler than 2% Thoriated Tungsten, allowing it to maintain a longer tip life.

 
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2% LANTHANATED TUNGSTEN

Blue Color Code: 2% Lanthanated Tungsten can be run on AC or DC and is known for having good arc starts, stability and erosion rates.

 
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1.5% LANTHANATED TUNGSTEN

Gold Color Code: 1.5% Lanthanated Tungsten is used in low amp applications on AC and DC.

 
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PURE TUNGSTEN

Green Color Code: Pure Tungsten electrodes are ideal for AC welding applications. They work particularly well on aluminum and magnesium.

 
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ZIRCONIATED TUNGSTEN

Brown Tungsten: Ideal for AC welding because it retains a balled tip and has a high resistance to contamination.

 
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2% CERIATED TUNGSTEN

Gray Tungsten: Widely used in low amperage DC applications due to its ability to initiate an arc with low current.