Smootharc 5356 is a magnesium-based alloy suitable for components that need to be anodized. Smootharc 4043 resists weld cracking and provides good wetting action. Both solid wires are available in .030-, .035- and 3/64-inch diameters on 1-pound spools or 12- and 16-pound reels, all of which are shipped in a heavyweight, reusable plastic bag and a sturdy double-wall package. The Smootharc TIG cut-lengths are available in 1/16-, 3/32- and ⅛-inch diameters in industry-standard 36-inch lengths, and feature the alloy number stamped on each end, every 12 inches. The cut-lengths ship in 10-pound boxes with four to a master package constructed of the same durable double-wall material as the spools and reels. The cut-length package features a zip opener that removes approximately 8 inches of the carton, which welding operators can then use to re-cap the package. The packaging features an inner liner that holds the cut-lengths in place to prevent rubbing that can lead to fretting corrosion.

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