Alumi Glide® 5356 is a 5% magnesium aluminum filler metal, available in spools and cut length for both MIG and TIG applications. It has increased levels of Mg, Ti and Mn along with the addition of chrome and a slight reduction in silicon. These changes work together to increase its corrosion resistance, making it the best aluminum for use in or near saltwater. It is commonly used on 5050, 5052, 5083, 5356, 5454 and 5456 and is the second most widely used aluminum filler metal. It has a melting range of 1060-1175F, a density of 0.96 lbs/ci and a typical tensile strength of 38,000 psi. Its post anodizing color is white.

CHARACTERISTICS

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Superior wire surface finish ensures trouble free welding
  • Exceptional cleanliness ensures sound weldments
  • Unique diameter control for consistent feeding, robotic or manual

TYPICAL PROPERTIES:

  • Melting Range 1060 – 1175 F 571 – 635 C
  • Density .096 lbs\cu in.
  • Post Anodize Color White

APPLICATIONS

Common welding applications include boats, ships, bicycles, trucks, pressure vessels, automotive parts and equipment.

TYPICAL APPLICATION SHIELDING GAS BLENDS

(N/A)

WELDING POSITIONS

All-position MIG welding wire. Requires appropriate shielding gas usage, settings and arc transfer modes

STORAGE

Welding wire should be stored in a dry, enclosed environment and in its originally-sealed package.

PRODUCED AT

Canada

SPECIFICATIONS

AWS A5.10 classification ER5356, R5356
Canadian Bureau of Welding – CWB A5.10
ISO 9001:2008