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AMPCO-TRODE® 10

AMPCO-TRODE® 10

Description and Application

AMPCO-TRODE® 10 aluminum bronze is the most versatile welding electrode in this family of alloys. It is intended for deposition with electric arc welding processes.

AMPCO-TRODE® 10 will weld and join many ferrous and nonferrous metals and combinations of dissimilar metals. These metals include the more weldable grades of cast iron, high and low carbon steels, copper, bronzes and copper-nickel alloys.
Applications for AMPCO-TRODE® 10 include: building up bearing surfaces, joining and fabricating copper alloys, overlaying for resistance to corrosion and erosion and general maintenance and repair welding.

Typical Applications

Cast iron,
Malleable iron,
Cast iron to steel,
Cast iron to bronze,
Steel to bronze,
Aluminum bronze,
Silicon bronze,
Manganese bronze,
Cupro-nickel,
Tool steel,
Copper to steel,
Bearings,
Bushings,
Pump housings,
Condenser boxes,
Hydraulic pistons,
Brake drums,
Tractor gear housings,
Idler pulleys,
Pickling hooks,
Paper mill rolls,
Motor bases,
Tin plate mill rolls,
Impellers,
Valve seats,
Gears,
Mixer arms,
Press rams,
Ship propellers,
Lance heads

 

AMPCO-TRODE® 10 Coated

Limiting Chemical Composition

% (deposited weld metal)

Copper*Balance
Aluminum6.50 – 9.0
Iron0.50 – 5.0
Silicon1.5 max.
Others0.50 max.

* including silver

Mechanical Properties

(Nominal all-weld metal values)

Tensile Strength, ksi77 (531 MPa)
Yield Strength, ksi35 (241 MPa)
Elongation, % in 2″ (51 mm)27
Reduction of Area, %
BHN (3000kg)
27
1/4″ (6.4 mm) deposit119

Specifications

AWS A5.6 Class E CuAl-A2
ASME SFA 5.6 Class E CuAl-A2

AMPCO-TRODE® 10 Bare

Limiting Chemical Composition

% (filler metal)

Copper*Balance
Aluminum8.50 – 11.0
Iron0.50 – 1.50
Silicon0.10 max.
Others0.50 max.

* including silver

Mechanical Properties

(Nominal all-weld metal values)

Tensile Strength, ksi79 (545 MPa)
Yield Strength, ksi35 (241 MPa)
Elongation, % in 2″ (51 mm)28
Reduction of Area, %
BHN (3000kg)
28
1/4″ (6.4 mm) deposit140

Specifications

AWS A5.7 Class ER CuAl-A2
ASME SFA 5.7 Class ER CuAl-A2
*MIL-E-23765/3A Type MIL-CuAl-A2

*Note: A weld test is required on each Heat/lot of material to conform to MIL-E23765/3A

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AMPCO-TRODE® 10 Technical Data Sheet

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