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Steel Rod for Repair and Joining of Air-Hardening Tools & Dies

TigTectic 5AH ®

TIG ROD • For A-Series Steels • Maintains properties In-Service • Heat-Treatable


DESCRIPTION:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

TigTectic 5AH TIG rod is specially designed to weld A-series tool steels and particularly Grade A-2. This grade of rod is an air-hardening steel with superior non-deforming properties. Deposits show minimum heat crazing and are tolerant of high and in-service quenching operations. Deposits maintain shape and tolerance dimensions during service.

Preparation: Clean weld area of scale and/or oxide and degrease using VOC-free cleaners. Dye penetrant test to locate cracks. Prepare cracks by grinding so as to generate a “U” profile. For enclosed cracks without an end point continue the preparation some 1” (25mm) ahead of the crack. Preheat slowly according to the grade and heat treated condition of the tool or die.

Weld deposits maintain impression profiles over many forging cycles and resist time-in-service tempering while maintaining superior toughness.

Technique: Start the arc by using impulse high-frequency or by using a copper startblock. Do not use a carbon block as this will contaminate the weld deposit! Deposit stringer beads. Do not weave more than 2x as wide beads can cause distortion.

APPLICATIONS: Cold-work tool steels such as those used in drawing dies, coining dies, blanking and shaping dies, etc.

Post-welding: Parts should be covered with a heat-retardant blanket or placed in a pre-heated furnace for controlled cool-down.

TECHNICAL DATA:

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

Typical Hardness: 50-55 HRC as-deposited Annealing Temperature: 1550 – 1600°F Hardening Temperature: Heat slowly to 1300-1400°F Tempering Temperature: 500-1000°F depending on the hardness required. Preheat Temperature: 300 – 400°F Inter-pass Temperature: ±50°F of Preheat range for general applications. Current & Polarity: DCEP (+) and AC

Observe normal welding practices, respiratory protection and proper air flow pattern advised. For general welding practices, see AWS publications Z49.1 “Safety in Welding and Cutting and Allied Process”. Welding is a completely safe process when performed in accordance with proper safety measures. Become familiar with local safety regulations before beginning welding operations. DO NOT operate welding equipment or use welding materials before you have thoroughly read the proper instruction manual(s).

WELD PARAMETERS:

Please refer to the Eutectic internet site for Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information.

Diameter

Amperage

Shielding Gas

1/16” (1.6mm)

70-150

100% Ar @ 30-45 scfh

Add: ‘Note: Amperages are recommended based on the diameter of the Tungsten Electrode and NOT the filler.

DISREGARDING THESE INSTRUCTIONS, AND/OR THE INSTRUCTIONS OF WELDING EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL MANUALS, MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.

YOUR RESOURCE FOR PROTECTION, REPAIR AND JOINING SOLUTIONS Eutectic Corporation N94 W14355 Garwin Mace Drive Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 USA P 800-558-8524 • F 262-255-5542 www.eutecticusa.com

Eutectic Canada 428, rue Aime Vincent Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec J7V 5V5 Phone: (800) 361-9439 Fax: (514) 695-8793 www.eutectic-na.com

Eutectic Mexico KM 36.5 Autopista Mexico-Quertaro 54730 Cautitlan-Izcalli Estado de Mexico, Mexico Phone: 011 (52) 55-5872-1111 e-mail: eutectic@eutectic.com.mx

Statement of Liability: Due to variations inherent in specific applications, the technical information contained herein, including any information as to suggested product applications or results, is presented without representation or warranty, expressed or implied. Without limitation, there are no warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. Each process and application must be fully evaluated by the user in all respects, including suitability, compliance with applicable law and non-infringement of the rights of others, and Eutectic Corporation and its affiliates shall have no liability in respect thereof. 5AH 06-11-12 © 2008, Eutectic Corporation, ® Reg. T.M., Printed in the U.S.A.


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