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ER5356 BARE

FILLER METAL 5356 is a 5% Magnesium Aluminum that offers corrosion resistance when exposed to salt water. It is used to weld 5050, 5052, 5083, 5356, 5454, and 5456 base metal.

Typical Deposit Analysis
Cu Mg Other Cr Fe Mn
0.10 max 4.5 - 5.5 0.15 max 0.05-0.20 0.40 max 0.05-0.20
Si Be Al Zn Ti  
0.25 max 0.0008 max Rem 0.10 max 0.06-0.20  
  • Specifications: AWS SFA A5.10
  • Classification: ER5356
Typical Deposit Characteristics
Tensile Strength 27-46 ksi
Yield Strength 12-30 ksi
Elongation % 10-17%

ER5554 BARE

FILLER METAL 5554 is widely used in the manufacture of chemical storage tanks, automotive wheels, and in particular, those applications that may be subjected to temperatures in excess of 150°F. This combination of alloys does not become sensitive to stress corrosion cracking at elevated temperatures.

Typical Deposit Analysis
Cu Mg Other Cr Fe Mn
0.10 Max 2.4 - 3.0 0.15Max 0.05-0.20 0.40 Max 0.50-1.0
Si Be Al Zn Ti  
0.25 Max 0.0008Max Rem 0.25Max 0.05-0.20  
  • Specifications: AWS SFA A5.10
  • Classification: ER5554
Typical Deposit Characteristics
Tensile Strength 35 ksi
Yield Strength 16 ksi
Elongation % 17.0%

ER5556 BARE

FILLER METAL 5556 offers an excellent combination of corrosion resistance, strength, toughness, workability, and weldability. It is recommended for welding 5083, 5086 5154, 5254 and 5456 high tensile aluminum alloys.

Typical Deposit Analysis
Cu Mg Other Cr Fe Mn
0.10 max 4.7 - 5.5 0.15 max 0.05-0.20 0.40 max 0.5 - 1.0
Si Be Al Zn Ti  
0.25 max 0.0008 max Rem 0.25 max 0.05-0.20  
  • Specifications: AWS SFA A5.10
  • Classification: ER5556

UNIBRAZE 1300

UBZ1300 is an all position 5% silicon aluminum arc welding electrode with exclusive self lifting slag. It is used for low temperature production and maintenance welding of cast and wrought aluminum sheets, plates, castings and extrusions. It provides good color match and excellent corrosion resistance. Applications include tanks, pipes, appliances, refrigeration equipment, irrigation equipment, automobile parts and parts found in the chemical, food, and laundry industries.

Typical Deposit Analysis
Cu Mg Other Fe Mn Si
0.30 max 0.05 max 0.15 max 0.8 max 0.05 max 4.5 - 6.0
Be Al Zn Ti    
0.0008 max Rem 0.10 max 0.20 max    
  • Classification: E4043
Typical Deposit Characteristics
Tensile Strength 34000 psi
Yield Strength 20000 psi
Elongation % 18.0%
Impact Resistance Fair
Corrosion Resistance Good
Hardness HRC 48 - 56
Hot Hardness Very Good