View Full Version : Welding Inconel 600 to 304 stainless

03-07-2004, 05:20 AM
Whats the best value for money filler for joining Inconell 600 to 304 stainless?
Previously I've used FM82 for TIG and that works great, but is real expensive here in Australia. Is there a cheaper alternative?
I'd like to get something where I'm not having to burn my fingers cause I'm using up every last mm of the stuff cause it's so expensive.
Any assistance appreciated.



03-07-2004, 06:37 PM
don't burn your fingers ....tack it to the next rod and use it that way ....as far as a cheaper filler i would have to look into it

03-07-2004, 07:39 PM
Speaking of Inconel, save even the smallest pieces...Took 125 lbs. of 600 rod to the scrap yard yesterday and netted a cool $187.50. Scrap prices going up so time to start saving the blown (copper) power leads and 304 stainless furnace rails again.

03-09-2004, 07:24 PM
Well for joining stainless to Inconel, the recommended stick rod is Inconel 132, for TIG, its Inconel 62.

Trivia fact - Inconel was developed in 1937 by the International Nickel Co., which is where the name came from.

Sure do miss that Aussie beer. I used to fly C-135's into Perth, Darwin and Sidney. I developed a particular fondness for Swan Lager and Imu Export from the Perth brewery. But I also liked the 30 oz. Darwin "stubbies".

Gooday on you, mate!

03-09-2004, 09:44 PM
For the love of Gawd OP, are you telling us FedEx is less organized than Uncle Sugar's Delivery Service, er I mean Air Force? Can't you get on the company wire and have some emergency parts that need to fly refridgerated sent in from Oz?
Oh, I forgot, you were one of them officer types.

03-09-2004, 11:14 PM
Wish I could! But those Custom inspectors have wrecked all the best smuggling efforts, even for stuff as mundane as beer. I can't even get San Magoo out of Subic!

03-09-2004, 11:21 PM
now that brings back memories....san magoo, red horse, mojo....balut,and the always asked question ....hey joe you pay my bar fine ....lol....now that was some fun times

03-11-2004, 07:17 AM
Oh, well, thought there might have been some other fancy *** rod I could use that was cheaper than the inconel ones.

Ha, it's funny, when I started buy the Inconel barsock, they offered to buy back any swarf from machine. I though they were crazy until I got the invoice for the bar!
Emu Export - eh! Crap. You want a good beer get into a Crown Larger, Cascade, Boags Premium - man now that's a damn nice beer!


11-03-2008, 12:35 PM
try AMS5837, only 1.5% difference in crome content and a lot more common filler wire.

Craig in Denver
11-03-2008, 05:41 PM
This thread is 4 1/2 years old. :)