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CD Stud/Base Material Recommendations

How to Determine the Best Base Material and Stud Material Combination

One of the benefits to CD Stud Welding is that it can be used with with just about any weldable material and permits the welding of dissimilar metals.  These charts show the stud welding recommendations for many combinations of base material and stud materials.

BASE MATERIAL STUD MATERIAL
Mild Steel
1010 - 1030
Stainless
302/304/305
Aluminum
110/5086/6061
Brass
70-30/65-35
Mild Steel
1006 - 1030
Excellent Excellent
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Excellent
Mild Steel
1030 - 1050
Good Good
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Good
Galvanized Sheet Duct or Decking Excellent Excellent
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Excellent
Structural Steel Excellent Excellent
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Excellent
Stainless Steel
300 Series (Excluding 303), 405, 410 430
Excellent Excellent
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Excellent
Aluminum Alloys
Most of the 110, 3000, and 5000 and 6000 Series**
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Excellent -----
Die-Cast Zinc Alloys Good Good Excellent Good

*Good: Generally full strength results, depending upon the combination of stud size and base metal.

**Other materials, such as 7000 Series aluminum, titanium alloys, Inconel, etc can be welded under specific conditions.