OK Autrod 5183 was developed to provide the highest strengths possible in the as welded condition of alloy
AA 5083 and other similar high magnesium alloys. The more common OK Autrod 5356 will typically fail to
meet the as-welded tensile requirements of AA 5083.
The alloy is typically utilised in marine and structural applications where high strengths, high fracture
toughness for impact resistance and exposure to corrosive elements are important.
The alloy is not recommended for elevated temperature applications due to its
susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking. The alloy is non-heat treatable.