We manufacture a wide range of flux coated welding electrodes for various applications. Click on a category to explore.
- ▮ Aluminum Electrodes
- ▸ Bronze and Bronze Alloy
- ▸ Cast Iron Electrodes
- ▸ Cutting and Chamfering Rods
- ▸ Hardsurfacing Electrodes
- ▸ Low Hydrogen and Low Alloy Electrodes
- ▸ Mild Steel Electrodes
- ▸ Stainless Steel Electrodes
- ▸ Submerged Arc Wires and Fluxes
- ▸ TIG Filler Wires
Wipweld AI electrodes are aluminum-cored electrodes for use only with DC welding machines in welding aluminum and its alloys. Wipweld AI electrodes allow the easy maintenance of required arc length because the tip can be kept in contact with the work. Strength and ductility of the weld metal are excellent and resistant equal to that of the base metal. Fast welding speed, attainable with the electrode, reduces distortion to the minimum. Slag is light. Two types of Wipweld AI electrodes are available which differ in silicon content of the weld deposit.
For welding aluminum-silicon alloys (Silumin)
Use DC reverse polarity (DC+) only. For heavy aluminum pieces, preheat to 300-390 degrees Fahrenheit. If the workpiece is not sufficiently preheated, the electrode will stick to the workpiece. It is preferable to weld in a flat position maintaining the electrode vertical and the arc short. Apply stringer beads. Remove the slag by brushing in hot water and rinsing.
2.5 / 3/32
3.2 / 1/8
4.0 / 5/32
5.0 / 3/16
Si 12 | Al 85