The American Welding Society (AWS) has completed the new edition of Specification for Bare Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods (AWS A5. 10/A5.10M:1999). This ANSI-approved standard was prepared by the AWS Committee on Filler Metals and Allied Materials. The new edition prescribes requirements for classification of bare, wrought, and cast-aluminum-alloy electrodes and rods for use with gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, oxyfuel gas, and plasma arc welding processes.
Specification for Bare Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods is 32 pages long and includes two annexes, nine tables, and six figures. It is available for $32 ($24 for AWS members) and can be ordered by phoning 800-334-9353 in the United States, 305-443-9353 outside the United States, or accessing www.aws.org.