Aluminum Plate Grade Suitability

Discussion in 'Materials' started by raf pali, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. raf pali
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    raf pali Junior Member

    Hello all, is Al Plate Grade 5083 suitable to make a Mast Foot welded to an Al mast?
    The 5083 is the only available plate where I am and want to know if it stands the marine environment and welding compatibility.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    Simple answer - yes.
    But it is also best to know what grade of alloy the mast is made of first...as this will influence the filler wire you need.
    If it is a typical alloy grade for masts it will most likely be 6061 or 6082, however best check first.
    In which case if 6061/6082 the 5183 filler wire will be acceptable.
     
  3. raf pali
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    raf pali Junior Member

    Thank you very much Ad Hoc,
    The mast is a standard mast extrusion. The Al. graded can only be guessed as you did. The must is old and the maker is unknown.
    Thank you for your help again.
     
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