Founded in 1990, EUWELD® is the global specialist in alloyed cored welding wires. Each of our DRILL-SHIELD hardbanding wires is specifically formulated and produced in-house utilizing our own manufacturing technology and from extensive Oil & Gas industry knowledge.


DRILL-SHIELD®  the ultimate protection for your drill string and casing.


Best in Class: tool joint protection

Superior wear performance

Titanium, vanadium, and niobium carbides

Lowest rotating friction factor in the industry, lower than a bare smooth 4137m tool joint (reduces torque while drilling)


Non-spalling or flaking


High-grade raw materials / alloying elements

Industry-leading in-house manufacturing and quality control


Hardbanding Parameters:

Wire diameter 1/16″ (1.6 mm)
Current / Polarity DCEP / Reverse
Shielding Gas(s) 98% Ar – 2% O2  alternative 98% Ar – 2%CO2
Gas Flow: Rate 45 CFH (21 LPM)
Welding Amps 275 to 290 amps (285 amps recommended)
Welding Voltage 23 to 28 volts (25 volts recommended)
Wire Stickout “S” 0.75″ to 1.00″ (19mm to 25mm), from contact tip
Torch Angle “A” 5 deg. to 15 deg.
Torch Offset “O” 0.375″ to 1.0″ (10 mm to 25 mm), depends on O.D.
Oscillation Width 0.75″ to 1.0″ (19 mm to 25 mm), depends on O.D.
Oscillation Speed 45 to 75 cycles per minute
Spindle Speed See Chart, depends on O.D.
Preheat See Charts, depends on O.D. and drilling tool
Interpass Temp Maximum 850oF (454oC)

* May use a grinder on the surface after temperature is below 100oF (38oC)*

API®  Standard 7CW Wear Test

Frictional Factor: 0.26
Hardband O.D. Loss: 0.001 in Tool Joint Weight Loss: 0.000 lbs

Ti 2

Hardness: 55 to 58 Rockwell “C”


With over 25 years of experience and operations in 38 countries, Euweld, fully supports their products and end-users by providing technical support within the field as well as in the office and training centers.

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Welding products and techniques evolve constantly. All descriptions, illustrations and properties given in this data sheet are subject to change without notice and can only be considered as suitable for general guidance. This document is intended to help the user make the correct choice of product. It is his responsibility to assess its suitability for his intended application. Drill-Shield is a registered trademark of Euweld
* Fearnley Procter NS-1TM Level 3, Uses: Initial Application of Tool Joints.