6011 welding rod is a kind of welding rod that can be used to weld low carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel and aluminum. It is a kind of low alloyed stainless steel welding rod with a melting point of 1,100°C (2,010°F). The tensile strength and yield strength are between 50-55MPa (7-8Kgf/mm2) and 28-32MPa (4.3-5.1Kgf/mm2), respectively.
The 6011 welding rod is also called as 6011 wire which is mainly used in the field of power plant construction, building decoration, shipbuilding and automobile manufacturing, etc. Its main purpose is to connect two metals, and it can be used to weld the parts of high pressure and high temperature.
The 6011 welding rod is also suitable for welding the low alloy steel plate in the field of shipbuilding and automobile manufacturing, and it can be used to weld the high-quality 6011 steel in the field of shipbuilding, pressure vessels, power plant equipment and industrial furnaces. It is a kind of 6011 welding rod for thin steel sheet which is used for welding the 6011 sheet.
In addition, 6011 welding rod can also be used to weld carbon steel and low alloy steel plate with thickness of 0.3mm-6mm (0.0118”-0.236”). It has a welding speed of 1-6m/min (39″-196″/min). It can also weld the low alloy steel with thickness of 0.8mm-5mm (0.0315”-0.197”). It has a welding speed of 2-8m/min (79″-262″/min).
What is it best known for?
The 6011 welding rod is also well suited for high-quality 6011 steel pipe and tube in the field of power plant construction, shipbuilding and automobile manufacturing.
This type of welding rod is typically used to create some of the strongest welds available. It is made for use with high-tensile strength steel, as well as the more common alloy steels.
This rod is known for its ability to produce a hard-alloyed weld that can be uniquely resistant to stress cracking. It also has the ability to create a durable weld that is able to resist corrosion and other forms of damage over time.
It does this by creating a weld that can be up to one-fifth harder than other types of welds made with other types of rods and electrodes.
What is it suitable for?
The 6011 welding rod is suitable for welding stainless steel, galvanized steel and carbon steel.
The tensile strength of the 6011 welding rod is between 50-55MPa (7-8Kgf/mm2). The yield strength is between 28-32MPa (4.3-5.1Kgf/mm2).
Arc voltage: DC+-15%V
Welding current: DC+-15%A
Electric current and arc voltage should be selected according to the thickness of the material, the voltage and current should be higher when welding thicker materials.
Welding speed: DC+-15%mm/min
The welding speed should be adjusted according to the thickness of the material. The thicker the material is, the slower you should go. The thinner the material is, the faster you can go.
When should you NOT use a 6011 welding rod?
The 6011 welding rod is unsuitable for the thin sheet due to poor heat dissipation.
It is not suitable for welding the low alloy steel when the thickness is 0.8mm-5mm (0.0315”-0.197”). It must be avoided because it has a slow cooling speed and poor weld performance.
The 6011 welding rod is not suitable for butt welding, and it should be used for lap joint welding. It is not suitable for thin sheets with thickness less than 0.1mm (0.0039”). The arc voltage and current are too high to weld the thin sheet, it would burn the materials. It is not suitable for the thick material with thickness more than 10mm (0.39″). When you weld too thick material, the cooling speed is slow when welding, and the arc will be short and it will have poor weld performance. 6011 welding rod is not recommended to weld low carbon steel plate thicker than 5mm (0.197″) and low alloy steel plate thicker than 6mm (0.236″) because it is easy to have porosity on the weld, and the arc will be short when welding.
As we all know, 6011 welding rod is mainly used for the low carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel and aluminum. It has a melting point of 1,100°C (2,010°F). The 6011 welding rod should be used for the butt joint and lap joint welding after adjusting the arc voltage and current. It is not suitable for the thin sheet and thick plate, and the arc will be short when welding the thick plate.