Lincoln Electric's Stainless Consumables Family

Diameters / Packaging

2.5 MM UM308LCF-25
3.2 MM UM308LCF-32

Ultramet™ 308LCF

Stick (SMAW) electrode

AWS: E308L-16

Controlled Low Ferrite (Range 3-6)


Special Alloys (formerly known as Metrode) stainless stick electrodes are trusted designs for over 50 years


  • Controlled Low Ferrite (Range 3-6)
  • Charpy V-Notch test results capable of exceeding 27 J (20 ft•lbf) @ -196°C (-320°F)
  • Exceeds 15 mils (0.38 mm) of lateral expansion @ -196°C (-320°F)
  • Batch Managed Inventory

Typical Applications

  • Used to weld 18/8 stainless steels with service temperatures down to -320°F (-196°C) (cryogenic service).
  • Pipework and vessels subject to cryogenic service (-320°F (-196°C)) (i.e. LNG).
  • Power Plants

Welding Positions

  • All

Shielding Gas

  • Not Applicable

Special Features

Service Information