Enter the electrode diameter (in), the wire feed speed (in/min), and the electrode efficiency (%) into the Weld Deposition Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weld Deposition Rate.

## Weld Deposition Rate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Weld Deposition Rate.

WDR = 13.1*D^2*FS*EE/100
• Where WDR is the Weld Deposition Rate (lbs/hr)
• D is the electrode diameter (in)
• FS is the wire feed speed (in/min)
• EE is the electrode efficiency (%)

To calculate the weld deposition rate, multiply the electrode diameter squared by the wire feed speed and the electrode efficiency, multiply this result by 13.1, then divide by 100.

## How to Calculate Weld Deposition Rate?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Weld Deposition Rate.

Example Problem #1

1. First, determine the electrode diameter (in).
• The electrode diameter (in) is calculated to be : 2.
2. Next, determine the wire feed speed (in/min).
• The wire feed speed (in/min) is measured to be: 3.
3. Next, determine the electrode efficiency (%).
• The electrode efficiency (%) is found to be: 98.
4. Finally, calculate the Weld Deposition Rate using the formula above:

WDR = 13.1*D^2*FS*EE

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

WDR = 13.1*2^2*3*98/100 = 154.04 (lbs/hr)

Example Problem #2

The variables required for this problem are provided below:

electrode diameter (in) = 5

wire feed speed (in/min) = 6

electrode efficiency (%) = 7