Factory 3

The latest addition to the Leeden Powerweld operations, Factory 3 was commissioned in 2011. Specifically designed for the manufacture and testing of MMA Stick Electrodes, Factory 3 covers a total land area of 138,320 square feet with 66,300 square feet of covered area.

The total capacity of the plant is 28 tons per single shift of 11 hours and is completely dependent upon the type and size of electrodes produced. With an average product mix, the capacity is 8,400 tons.


The products manufactured in Factory 3 cover a comprehensive range of consumables used in a wide range of welding processes. This myriad of product offerings includes:

  • All sizes of general purpose 6013 electrodes
  • High tensile 7018 & 7018-1 electrodes
  • Stainless Steel – 308L, 309, 309Mo, 310, 312, 316L and 347
  • Iron powder electrodes 7024
  • Hardfacing 350, 700
  • Abrasion Resistant AB9, AB22, AB33, AB41, AB43 and Tool reclamation TC electrodes
  • Several grades of MnNi electrodes
  • Nickel and Nickel Iron Cast Iron repair electrodes


Plant and machinery employed in the Electrode Factory include:

  • 1 Semi-Automatic Powder Weighing and Blending Plant. For the production of Flux Coating compounds
  • 3 Dry Drawing machines. For the drawing of feed rods 5.5mm to the required core wire – 2.5mm, 3.2mm, 4.0mm and 5.0mm
  • Straightening and Cutting machines
  • 5 sets of Wet Flux Mixing machines
  • 4 Flux Slug (Cylinder) presses
  • 4 Electrode Extrusion Presses including Conveyor system, End Cleaning and Buffing, and Take Off conveyor
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