Aluminum 5356


INTRODUCTION

Aufhauser Aluminum 5356 is the most widely used welding alloy and can be classified as a general purpose type filler alloy. AL5356 is typically chosen because of its relatively high shear strength. The 5XXX alloy base material, welded with AL5356, possessing a weld pool chemistry greater than 3% magnesium and service temperatures in excess of 150°F will be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking.

APPLICATIONS

  • Welding filler wire
  • Nail wire
  • Recommended for joining 5050, 5052, 5083, 5086, 5356, 5454, and 5456

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Non-Heat treatable
  • Principle alloying elements: Magnesium
  • Moderate high strength capabilities
  • Bright finish
  • ISO designation: AIMg5Cr(A)

 

Chemical Composition
Silicon Iron Copper Beryllium Manganese Magnesium Zinc Titanium Chromium Each Total
Other
Aluminum
0.25 0.4 0.1 0.0008 0.05-0.20 4.5-5.5 0.10 0.06-0.20 0.05-0.20 0.05 0.15 Remainder

 

PHYSICAL and MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Melting Range 1060-1175°F (571-635°C)
Density at 68°F 0.096 lbs./in³
Conductivity (-O) 29 %IACS
Conductivity (-H18) 27 %IACS
Resistance to Corrosion A (Gen) C (SCC)
Hardness (BHN) 105 (-H18)
Anodize Color White
 
SPECIFICATIONS MEET OR EXCEED
ANSI/AWS A5.10 (ER & R 5356)

 

STANDARD SIZES AND DIAMETERS
Diameters (inches) Package Form
0.030, 0.035, 3/64, 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 4 & 12 in. Spools
1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4 Straight lengths

 

TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GMAW GROOVE JOINT WELDS
  BASE ALLOY AS WELDED
BASE ALLOY UTS (KSI) UYS (KSI) ELONG (%) UTS (KSI) UYS (KSI) ELONG (%)
6061-T6-T651 45 40 12 30 19 11
6063-T6 35 31 12 20 12 12
7005-T6-T63 54 46 12 46 30 10
7039-T64 65 55 13 44 25 13

 

TYPICAL GMAW PARAMETERS
Wire diameter Range Base material thickness Suggested Wire feed Gas flow Consumption
100 ft of weld
INCHES AMPS VOLTS INCHES AMPS VOLTS IPM CFH POUNDS
0.030 60-170 13-24 0.062 90 21 350 35 1.5
      0.094 100 22 560   1.8
      0.125 120 22 670   2
      0.187 140 23 780   4
0.035 70-180 15-26 0.062 100 21 350 35 1.5
      0.125 130 22 420   2
      0.250 170 23 640   6
0.047 140-260 20-29 0.094 100 22 150 45 1.8
      0.125 150 23 220   2
      0.250 190 24 320   6
      0.375 220 25 400   16
0.062 190-350 25-30 0.250 200 23 200 55 6
      0.375 230 24 220   16
      0.500 260 26 270   30
      0.750 280 27 300   50
      1.000 300 28 320   105
0.094 280-400 26-31 >1.000 350 30 180 60 150+

NOTE: Parameters based on flat position, groove joint, backing strip, and 100% argon gas.

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