Having started flux cored wire production in 2009; Gedik Welding will increase its production capacity from 5000 tons/year to 10.000 tons/year in 2011, because of the high volume of orders received from domestic and foreign markets. The company has been expanding its product range and has already reached high number of types via R&D restructuring that includes butt and seamless flux cored wire production technologies. The advantages of flux cored wire are high deposition rate, smoothness of seam, the easiest functionality in every position and less distortion and stress as compared to shielded metal arc welding.