5356 Aluminium TIG Rods / Wire

5356 aluminium TIG rods are a general-purpose filler metal that is used for welding magnesium-bearing aluminium alloys. These rods have excellent corrosion resistance and high strength, making them ideal for applications where these properties are important. 5356 rods can be used in all welding positions, except vertical down. They are also suitable for welding components that are to be subsequently anodised.

5356 rods are typically available in diameters of 1.6mm, 2.4mm, and 3.2mm. They can be purchased in a variety of weights, from 1kg to 5kg packs.

AWS Class


Bohler Union ALMG 5 TIG Rods – 5356 – 2.5kg Box

  • For GTAW of AlMg alloys containing up to 5% Mg
  • Seawater resistant weld metal
  • Good colour matching with base metal after anodising

ESAB OK Tigrod 5356 – R5356 – Pack

  • General purpose filler alloy
  • High shear strength
  • Ideal for 5XXX alloy base materials
  • Versatile and easy to use
  • Non-heat treatable

What are the benefits of using 5356 aluminium TIG rod?

5356 aluminium TIG rod has several benefits, including:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • High strength
  • Easy to use and weld with
  • Produces a smooth, consistent weld bead
  • Resistant to cracking and porosity

What are the drawbacks of using 5356 aluminium TIG rod?

5356 aluminium TIG rod has a few drawbacks, including:

  • It is not as strong as some other aluminium alloys
  • It can be difficult to weld in vertical down position

What is the best way to weld with 5356 aluminium TIG rod?

The best way to weld with 5356 aluminium TIG rod is to use a TIG welder with a DCEN (direct current electrode negative) polarity. The welding parameters will vary depending on the thickness of the material being welded, but a good starting point is a current of 100-150 amps and a voltage of 12-15 volts.