Alumi Glide® 5356 Aluminum Welding Wire

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Alumi Glide® 5356 Welding Wire is a 5% magnesium aluminum filler metal that has increased levels of Mg, Ti, and Mn, along with the addition of chrome and a slight reduction in silicon. These changes work together to increase its corrosion resistance, making it the best aluminum for use in or near saltwater. It is commonly used on 5050, 5052, 5083, 5356, 5454, and 5456 metals.

Alumi Glide® 5356 Aluminum Welding Wire

NS ARC, the leading manufacturer of high-quality welding wire, provides welders with the best of the best with our Alumi Glide® 5356 aluminum welding wire. Designed to deliver outstanding results, this welding wire is suitable for both MIG and TIG applications and is available in spools and cut length options. This filler metal contains 5% magnesium, along with increased levels of titanium, manganese, and a slight reduction in silicon, which all work harmoniously to enhance its corrosion resistance, making it the ideal choice for aluminum welding in or near saltwater environments.

With its versatility and performance, Alumi Glide® 5356 boasts a melting range of 1060-1175°F, a density of 0.96 lbs./ci., and a typical tensile strength of 38,000 psi. Its superior wire surface finish ensures trouble-free welding, while the cleanliness of the wire guarantees sound weldments. The unique diameter control of Alumi Glide® 5356 ensures consistent feeding, whether you’re using it for manual or robotic welding applications. It offers the convenience and reliability you need for a seamless welding process.

The Alumi Glide® 5356 aluminum welding wire is recommended for a range of base metals and casting alloys, including 5050, 5052, 5083, 5356, 5454 and 5456. Its unmatched performance and high strength-to-weight ratio provides you with the ability to join, repair, fabricate, customize, and modify aluminum components in many industries.

NS ARC's Alumi Glide® aluminum welding wire is a reliable filler metal for great welding results and superior quality. This welding wire features a high strength-to-weight ratio with higher resistance to corrosion and better versatility. As a highly ductile material, it presents a level of flexibility that allows the welder to shape it to best suit their current welding job. If you’d like to learn more, contact our team of experts. Not only can we provide you with more information about our various welding wires, but we can also provide you with the right tips, tricks, advice, and guidance for your next job. We will work together with you to help elevate your aluminum welding projects with the kind of confidence that comes from using our high-quality welding wire.


Applications for Alumi Glide® 5356 Welding Wire

Alumi Glide® 5356 welding wire is best suited for the following applications:

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • General Fabrication
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Pipe Welding
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Railcars
  • Shipbuilding
  • Structures
  • Trailers

Other Industrial Applications for Alumi Glide® 5356 Welding Wire

Alumi Glide® 5356 can be utilized in wide-ranging applications across various industries, including transportation, energy, and construction. Suitable for both GTAW/TIG and GMAW/GMAW-P as a general-purpose repair and maintenance aluminum filler metal, it’s commonly used in welding bicycles, trucks, and automotive equipment. The aluminum welding wire can be used for welding 6XXX series alloys and most aluminum cast alloys (mold repair) along with 5XXX/6XXX series with less than 2.5 percent magnesium. It’s great for non-heat treatable weldments as well as for when weldments are subject to elevated temperatures (above 150°F). Its versatility and superior performance make it the go-to choice for numerous welding projects.

Shielding Gas Blends for Alumi Glide® 5356 Welding Wire

When using the following shielding gas blends, optimal results can be acquired with Alumi Glide® 5356 aluminum welding wire:

  • 100% Argon
  • Argon/Helium Mixtures

This versatile TIG/MIG welding wire can be used in all positions. Factors such as 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 ER5356, R5356
  • CWB A5.10
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ABS Certified Product - Learn More

Aluminum Welding Wire Storage Instructions

In order to maintain the integrity and longevity of your welding wire, proper storage is essential. We recommend storing our Alumi Glide® 5356 in a dry, enclosed environment and keeping it sealed in its original package.

*Please see product SDS sheet for complete storage & handling instructions.