Welding Information

Filler per Lineal Foot w/ Reinforcement / Approximate Weight In Pounds (.lbs)
Joint Design Plate Thickness (.in) GTAW / TIG Electrodes Required (A) GMAW Wire Required (B)
Single Fillet 1/8
3/16
1/4
3/18
1/2
5/8
0.032
0.072
0.13
0.29
0.52
0.80
0.064
0.144
0.26
0.58
1.03
1.61
0.038
0.085
0.015
0.34
0.60
0.94
"V" Groove 1/4
3/8
1/2
0.37
0.62
0.73
1.23
1.7
0.43
0.73
1.00
Double "V" Groove 1/2
5/8
3/4
1
0.77
0.95
1.32
1.83
1.53
1.90
2.63
3.65
0.90
1.12
1.55
2.16

Filler Metal Inventory
RA330 718 T-800 ZERON 100 410
RA333 625 Ti 6-4 LDX 2101 317L
RA253MA X NILO CF36 2209 320LR
RA602CA W Mar-M918 308/308L 347
82/182 L-605 694 309 Alloy 31
617 188 630 (17-4) 310 C263
112 Waspaloy 316L 230

Value Added Services

Premium E-Grade

E-Grade is an extraordinarily clean product manufactured through a mechanical process to remove impurities from the wire’s surface and provide exceptional welds.

Specifications

Rolled Alloys supplies weld wire to meet requirements of AMS, AWS, and many aerospace companies such as Pratt & Whitney and GE. Most weld filler is covered by the American Welding Society [AWS] specifications. The Aerospace welding wires are predominately purchased to an AMS spec, whether or not they also have AWS.

Alloy Identification [LCS]

Flag Tagging, Labeling and Packaging are available to meet all customer specifications.

Flag Tagging

Flag tagging is a positive method of identification. The tag has a pressure sensitive adhesive backing and is placed approximately 1.2" from the end of the rod. Tags are printed with alloy and specifications for identification. Custom tags are available.

Custom Packaging [AMS 2814]

We have custom packaging to meet customer requirements or specifications. We do standard packaging to protect the products we manufacture.

Centerless Grinding

Centerless grinding is used for surface finishing of straight material. This includes through feed grinding of various materials for Aerospace Screw Machine, Electronics, Automotive, and Medical. Our size range is 0.012" to 0.200" in diameter.

Spooled Wire

1 to 33 lb. layer wound spools or random wound spools available. Subarc 50 and 60 lb. reels are available.

Wire Cleaning

Rolled Alloys provides superior quality cleanliness of all wire products tested to the Kodak gray scale.

Straightening and Cutting Capabilities

Diameter: From 0.015" Diameter to 0.200" Diameter
Length: From 12" +/-0.010" Lengths to 72" Lengths


Types of Welding

GMAW [Gas Metal Arc Welding]

Metal Inert Gas [MIG] now known as GMAW [Gas Metal Arc Welding] is an arc welding process in which the weld is shielded by an external gas. This process is always done using a spooled weld wire usually 0.035” or 0.045” in diameter.

GTAW [Gas Tungsten Arc Weld]

Tungsten Inert Gas [TIG] now known as GTAW [Gas Tungsten Arc Welding]. GTAW is usually done with 36” straight lengths of wire.

SMAW [Shielded Metal Arc Weld]

Shielded Metal Arc Welding [SMAW] is commonly called “stick welding”, Manual Arc Welding, or welding with covered electrodes.

SAW [Submerged Arc Weld]

SAW is an automatic process using spooled wire like GMAW/MIG, except the wire is larger diameter. 3/32” diameter is common for nickel alloys, but 1/16” and 1/8” diameter wires are also used. Instead of shielding the welding arc with the inert gas argon, in SAW a hopper drops granulated flux [like coarse sand] down, to melt in the arc and protect the weld puddle from oxidation. For every pound of weld wire used, SAW consumes roughly a pound of flux as well.

FCAW [Flux Cored Arc Welding]

FCAW is also spooled wire and looks the same as MIG/GMAW wire. Flux cored wire is a hollow metal tube, with powdered flux and alloying elements in the tube. FCAW is a flexible welding method that gives high deposition rates. It can be in all welding positions and is extremely welder-friendly. The flux filled wire is automatically fed through the center of the gun using the same equipment as GMAW. The shielding gas is supplied through the gun and protects the weld pool from oxidation during welding. The flux inside the wire will protect the weld from the atmosphere since it forms a slag which covers the weld. It is available in stainless and in nickel grade alloys.