316l 1 6mm tig stainless steel coil for welding
Stainless steel welding is a complex mix of metallurgy, chemistry, geometry and aesthetics. Knowledge and skill are essential in achieving optimum properties and surface finishes. A major element in this has been the development of covered electrodes, solid wires, flux-cored wires and fluxes for high-alloyed steels and specific applications.
WELDING OF STAINLESS STEELS 1.0 INTRODUCTION Stainless steels are defined as iron base alloys which contain at least 10.5% chromium. The thin but dense chromium oxide film which forms on the surface of a stainless steel provides corrosion resistance and prevents further oxidation. There are five types of stainless steels depending on the other TIG Welding Amp Charts1 A 1.6mm tungsten is OK down to about 30 amps. It can be used on thinner material if the tip is kept very sharp. Reduce the amps a little if using a 1.0mm tungsten. 2 2mm is the transition between 1.0mm and 1.6mm filler rod. The larger filler rod cools the weld pool more than the smaller rod so you might add about 5 amps if using 1.6mm filler rod.
316L (including ER316LSi) filler metal should be used with 316L and 316 base metals. CF-8M and CF-3M are the cast equivalents of 316 and 316L, respectively. Use 309L (including ER309LSi) when joining mild steel or low alloy steel to stainless steels, for joining dissimilar stainless steels such as 409 to itself or to 304L stainless, as well as for joining 309 base metal. Stainless Steel TIG Rod 316L 1.6MM x 1 KG - Welding & Stainless Steel TIG Rod 316L 1.6MM x 1 KG. RO211601. £ 31.07 ex VAT £ 37.28 inc VAT. Brand:Weldability Sif. Product Model:RO211601. Availaibility:In Stock. Stainless Steel TIG Rod 316L 1.6MM x 1 KG quantity. Add to Basket.