MagnaFlow Minute: Catalytic Converter Welds

Welcome to this episode of MagnaFlow Minute, where we give you some quick facts about the construction or design of our product and why the MagnaFlow Difference matters. This time we are talking welds and welding processes for our catalytic converters.

How a catalytic converter is assembled is crucial to its life expectancy. At MagnaFlow, we look for all ways to prevent premature failure of a part. MagnaFlow uses only 308 Stainless Steel MIG welds. This highly corrosion resistant material ensures the welds maintain their strength throughout the life of the part. Additionally, MagnaFlow uses robotic welding where applicable, guaranteeing consistent results.

Generally, you’ll find other catalytic converters on the market that are welded with low carbon steel wire. MagnaFlow only uses stainless material which will prevent premature failure or cracking that is common when using low carbon steel.

MagnaFlow partners with industry leaders such as Lincoln Electric for all our welding needs. Through a process of extensive on-site testing and analysis with Lincoln, we were able to identify the best machine for our specific manufacturing process. Lincoln Electric worked with us to develop the standards and specifications for our machines and usage. Daily calibrations are performed to guarantee the machines always operate correctly. The goal is consistent weld performance, which is what you can see on every MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter.

Be sure to consider the material and quality of welds when it comes time to replace your original converter. Look for MagnaFlow’s consistent 308 Stainless Steel MIG welds on all our catalytic converters. Tune in to the next MagnaFlow Minute for another easy reason why we should be your number one choice for catalytic converters.