Aluminium Welding Alloy 5356

Technical Data Sheet


Chemical Composition Limits
Weight% Al Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Ti Other Others
Alloy 5356 Bal 0.25 max 0.40 max 0.05 max 0.5-1.1 1.6-2.5 0.3 max 0.20 max 0.15 max 0.05 max each 0.15 max total

Aluminium Alloy 5356 contains 5% magnesium. Alloy 5356 is one of the most widely used welding alloys and is commonly referred to as a general purpose type filler alloy. Alloy 5356 is typically chosen for its excellent corrosion resistance and high shear strength. 

Aluminium 5249 MIG and 5249 TIG Welding Wire and Rods

Used on Alloy 5356 is suitable for welding magnesium bearing aluminium alloys such as 5251 (N4), 5154 (N5), 5454 (N51) and also heat treatable alloys 6063 (H9), 6061 (H20) and 6082 (H30)
Cross-Reference of Specifications DRU 1374
UNS A95356
DTD 279
ER5356 (AWS A5.10.92)
R5356(AWS A5.10.92)
(Replacement for 5056) (N6, NG6)
W N( 3.35566
DIN Al-Mg5
S Al5356
EN ISO 18273
BS 2901
Availability Spools 0.5kg, 2.5kg and 15kg European manufacture
Spools 1 lb, 5 lb and 25 lb American manufacture
Rods 1 kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg packs European manufacture.
1000mm lengths, Flag tagged for traceability
Rods 5 lb American manufacture
Flag tagged for traceability

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Weld Properties

Melting range 575 - 633 °C, 
Density 2.64gm/cc
ALLOY 5356 is an Al-Mg-Mn (Cr Ti) heat treatable alloy used for welding alloys of similar composition. 5356 is increasingly used in preference to type 5056, since it contains Ti for grain refining. (Note: 5056 tends only to be available for rivet stock).

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