Alumi Glide® 4043 Welding Wire is a 5% silicon aluminum filler metal that is commonly used for fabrication and general repair. It features superior wetting characteristics and offers reduced crack sensitivity. It is available in spools and cut lengths for both MIG and TIG welding and is recommended for base metals 3003, 3004,5052, 6061, 6063, and casting alloys 43, 355, 356, and 214.
Alumi Glide® 4043 Aluminum Welding Wire
Alumi Glide® 4043 aluminum welding wire is a top-performing welding solution that delivers excellent results for a wide range of applications. Its 5% silicon composition makes it a popular choice among welders because it offers benefits that are not commonly found in other aluminum welding wires. One of the primary benefits of Alumi Glide® 4043 is its wetting characteristics, which make it easy to use and produce smooth, uniform welds. This feature is especially important for welders who work on intricate or complex projects that require a high degree of precision.
In addition to its wetting characteristics, Alumi Glide® 4043 also has a reduced crack sensitivity compared to other aluminum welding wires, which is crucial for welders looking for a highly dependable aluminum filler metal across several applications. The reduced crack sensitivity helps ensure that welds remain strong and durable over time, even in applications that experience high levels of stress or wear.
Alumi Glide® 4043 aluminum welding wire also features excellent wire surface finish for trouble-free welding. The superior cleanliness of this welding wire produces sound weldments, meaning that welds are strong and free from defects. For optimal ease-of-use an efficiency, our aluminum welding wire also boasts smooth-running characteristics, which help welders save time and increase productivity.
This versatile welding wire is recommended for several base metals and casting alloys, including 3003, 3004, 5052, 6061, 6063, and casting alloys 43, 355, 356, and 214. It has a melting range of 1065-1170°F and a density of .097 lbs./ci. Its post-anodizing color is gray.
Whether it’s used for joining parts together, repairing components, modifying equipment, or fabricating structures, the Alumi Glide® aluminum welding wire is the ideal choice for producing high-quality bonds. Its lightweight and high strength-to-weight ratio give it unique benefits. If you’re looking for more information on our Alumi Glide®, you can easily contact one of our NS ARC experts. They’ll provide you with the right advice and guidance to help you select the right type of welding wire for your next welding project.
Applications for Alumi Glide® 4043 Welding Wire
Alumi Glide® 4043 aluminum welding wire is best suited for the following applications:
- Agricultural Equipment
- Auto Body
- Automotive Exhaust
- General Fabrication
- Heavy Equipment
- Pipe Welding
- Pressure Vessels
Other Industrial Applications for Alumi Glide® 4043 Welding Wire
Alumi Glide® 4043 is a versatile and reliable GTAW/TIG and GMAW/GMAW-P welding wire that lends its strength to several industries, including automotive, transportation, energy, construction, and so much more. As a general-purpose repair and maintenance aluminum filler metal, it is most commonly used in welding bicycles, trucks, automotive parts, and equipment. It can work with non-heat treatable weldments and with welding 6XXX series alloys and most aluminum cast alloys (mold repair). This aluminum welding wire can also work with 5XXX/6XXX series with less than 2.5% magnesium and when weldments are subject to elevated temperatures such as above 150°F.
Shielding Gas Blends for Alumi Glide® 4043 Welding Wire
When using the following shielding gas blends, optimal results can be acquired with Alumi Glide® 4043 aluminum welding wire:
- 100% Argon
- Argon/Helium Mixtures
This welding wire can be used in all positions. Appropriate shielding gas usage, settings, and arc transfer modes are required for welding.
Aluminum Welding Wire Industry Standards
Alumi Glide® meets or exceeds several industry specifications, including:
- AWS A5.10 classification ER4043, R4043
- Canadian Bureau of Welding – CWB A5.10
- ISO 9001:2015
Aluminum Welding Wire Storage Instructions
It is recommended to store Alumi Glide® 4043 in a dry, enclosed environment and in its originally sealed package to prevent contamination.