Postle Industries Inc. introduced Vanguard PS150, a vanadium-tungsten carbide hardfacing alloy available as an open-arc welding wire. The tubular, metal-cored wire provides a dense, heterogeneous deposit of vanadium-tungsten carbides for a good combination of abrasion and impact resistance. The composition of the alloy provides a uniform distribution of vanadium-tungsten carbides throughout a tough steel matrix that takes more impact than chromium and tungsten carbides. Hardness range is 59 to 61 HRC. The product can be used in a variety of hardfacing applications in mining, construction, recycling, dredging and forestry.