Aluminium Welding Alloy 5556A

Technical Data Sheet


Chemical Composition Limits
Weight% Al Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Ti Other
Alloy 5556A Bal 0.25 max 0.40 max 0.10 max 0.6-1.0 5.0-5.50 0.05-0.20 0.20 max 0.05-0.20 0.05 max each

Welding Alloy 5556A is an Aluminium Alloy containing 5.3% Magnesium and 0.8% Manganese. The elements are controlled closely to enable optimum weld strength. Alloy 5556A has a higher strength weld metal than standard 5% Mg in Alloy 5356. Alloy 5556A is an aluminium filler that has good ductility and improved crack resistance.

Aluminium 5556A MIG and 5556A TIG Welding Wire and Rods

Used on

5556A is an aluminium filler that has good ductility and improved crack resistance. 

Commonly used to weld aluminium alloys 5154, 5254, 5454 and 5456.

Cross-Reference of Specifications DE70
S AL 5556A
EN ISO 18273: S Al 5556A
BS2901: 5556
Availability Spools (MIG/GMAW) Dia 1.0mm - 6.5 kg
Spools (MIG/GMAW) Dia 1.2mm - 0.5kg, 2.0kg, 6.5kg
Spools (MIG/GMAW) Dia 1.6mm - 6.5kg
Other Spools 0.5kg, 2.5kg and 15kg European manufacture
Rods 1 kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg packs European manufacture.
1000mm lengths, Flag tagged for trace ability

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Weld Properties

Melting range:  574-638 °C
Density 2.66gm/cc

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