Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding

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This specification prescribes requirements for the classification of covered (flux coated) E1100, E3003, and E4043 aluminum- alloy electrodes for shielded metal arc welding. Tests conducted for classification are chemical analysis of the core wire as well as tensile and bend tests from groove weld test assemblies fabricated with each of two sizes of electrode for each classification. Standard electrode sizes, electrode identification, and chemical composition limits are specified.

This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.

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Author American Welding Society (AWS)
Published by AWS
Document type Standard
Edition 8
ICS 25.160.10 : Welding processes
Number of pages 30
Keyword A5.3,