SKU: 5356-mig-filler 5356 Mig Aluminum Wire
5356 aluminum MIG welding alloy is an all-position, non-heat treatable MIG wire used to weld the 5XXX series alloys when 40,000 psi tensile strength is not a requirement. Alloy 5356 is a very good all-purpose wire. It is the most widely used of all aluminum filler metals. Common applications are welding of boats/ships, bicycles, trucks, pressure vessels and automotive parts. Features 5356 aluminum/silicon GMAW (MIG) welding alloy Designed for welding heat treatable base alloys, specifically 6XXX series alloys Lower melting point and more fluidity than 5XXX series filler alloys Low sensitivity to weld cracking with 6XXX series base alloys Suitable for sustained elevated temperature service, i.e. above 150°F (65°C) All position, except vertical down welding Gray (post anodized) color Specifications Liquidus 1175°F (635°C) (as welded 5086 base plate) Solidus 1060°F (571°C) (as welded 5086 base plate) Tensile Strength 39,000 psi (as welded 5086 base plate) Yield Strength 19,000 psi (as welded 5086 base plate) Density 0.096 lbs./cu.in. (as welded 5086 base plate) Elongation in 2" 17% (as welded 5086 base plate) Applications Automotive bumpers and supports Structural frames in the shipbuilding industry Formed truck panels Railing Industry Power Industry Trailer Manufacturing Caution All parameters are suggested as basic guidelines and will vary depending on joint design, number of passes and other factors.