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Consumable welding filler metal for cladding alloys

United States Patent Application

20030116234
A1
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A consumable welding filler material for cladding alloys includes a ductile metal and an alloying element in appropriate ratio to produce a hypereutectic during a welding process. In one embodiment, a consumable welding filler material for cladding alloys includes a metal sheath, which includes aluminum, and an inner core material, which includes silicon in an amount of greater than 12.6 wt. % so that a hypereutectic is produced when the consumable welding filler material is melted during a welding process.
Santella, Michael L. (Knoxville, TN), Blue, Craig A. (Knoxville, TN), McNabb, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN), Sikka, Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 023,885
December 21, 2001
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.