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When making a joint using a process of welding, brazing or soldering, metal is added in the making of a joint. This metal is called filler metal. A variety of filler metal types exist: bare electrode wire or rod, covered electrodes, tubular electrode wire, and welding fluxes. Click here to find AWS specifications which is a dependable, efficient recognition system. The classifications defined in these standards allow the identification of filler metals uniformly, without consideration of manufacturers’ trade names or brand names. AWS A5 Filler Metal Specifications are ANSI Approved and Department of Defense Adopted.

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