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ER5556


Alloy Type:

ER5556 is an aluminum filler with higher levels of magnesium and zinc than 5356 which will yield increased crack resistance, tensile strength and good ductility.  Commonly used on 5154, 5454 and 6456.

 

 

AWS Class: ER5556 Certification:  AWS A5.10/ A5.10M:1999
Alloy:  ER5556 AWS/ASME SFA A5.10

 

Welding Position:

F, V, OH, H

Current:

DCEP-GMAW

AC-GTAW

Typical Properties (as welded)

Conductivity: 29% IACS (-0)/27% IACS (-H18)
Tensile Strength, kpsi: 46
Color: White

 

 

Melting Range  1065-1175F Density 0.096 lbs/cu In.

Typical Wire Chemistry as per AWS A5.10 (single values are maximum)

Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Ti Other AL
0.25 0.40 0.10 0.50-1.0 4.7-5.5 0.05-0.20 0.25 0.05-0.20 0.05 Remainder

 

Typical Welding Parameters
Diameter Process Volt  

Amps

GAS
in (mm)
.030  (.8) GMAW 15-24 60-175 Argon (cfh)
.035  (.9) GMAW 15-27 70-185 Argon (cfh)
3/64” (1.2 ) GMAW 20-29 125-260 Argon (cfh)
1/16” (1.6) GMAW 24-30 170-300 Argon (cfh)
3/32” (2.4) GMAW 26-31 275-400 Argon (cfh)
Diameter Process  

Amps

GAS
in (mm)
 1/16”  (1.6) GTAW 60-80 Argon (cfh)
 3/32”  (2.4) GTAW 85-120 Argon (cfh)
 1/8”  (3.2) GTAW 190-220 Argon (cfh)
3/16” (4.8) GTAW 330-380 Argon (cfh)
¼” (6.4) GTAW 400-450 Argon (cfh)

 

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