Welding Alloy for Die Repair
Weld Mold Company
Weld Mold 5551 extends press die life in extreme heat conditions by providing superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1200°F (650°C). Testing proves that the hardness capabilities of formula 5551 improve as temperature increases. It is well suited for the forging industry because of its higher physical properties, its performance ability in higher temperatures and because it costs about 50% less than comparable cobalt materials. Formula 5551 is highly resistant to heat checking in environments where coolants are used, extremely abrasion resistant and tolerant of compressive loads. With a 30% higher deposition rating than typical flux cored wire, formula 5551 offers high weldability for general welding applications. It is ideal as an overlay on punches, mandrels, hot working dies, forming rolls. Formula 5551 also performs extremely well in areas with prolonged high temperatures.