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Our most popular MIG wire, Super Arc

®

L-50

®

, premium copper coated wire, is an excellent choice for 70,000 psi (483 MPa) tensile strength, 

carbon steel base materials. Super Arc

®

L-50

®

has moderate levels of silicon and manganese for deoxidation and cleaning action. Designed

for use on clean, oil-free, and rust-free base material. Will tolerate light millscale. Super Arc

®

L-50

®

also has an excellent reputation for feed-

ability and trouble-free performance. Shielding gases include argon/carbon dioxide blends, argon/oxygen blends, straight carbon dioxide.  

Super Glide

®

S3, our premium bare MIG wire, like our Super Arc

®

L-50

®

, is an excellent choice for 70,000 psi (483 MPa) tensile strength, 

carbon steel base materials. Super Glide

®

S3 has moderate silicon and manganese deoxidizer levels and has an excellent reputation for feed-

ability and trouble-free performance. Designed for use on clean, oil-free, and rust-free base material. Will tolerate light millscale. Super Glide

®

S3 MIG wire is an excellent choice when a bare or non-copper coated ER70S-3 wire is preferred. Shielding gases include argon/carbon 
dioxide blends, argon/oxygen blends, straight carbon dioxide, and three or four-part gas mixes.

Super Arc

®

L-54 premium copper coated MIG wire is your first choice when welding on metals with a light to medium presence of millscale. 

For best performance, use on clean, oil-free, and  rust-free base material. Improved wetting at the toes of a weld when compared to welds
made with ER70S-3 electrode. Super Arc

®

L-54 has higher silicon and manganese deoxidizer levels than AWS ER70S-3 electrodes to tolerate

moderate levels of millscale. Shielding gases include argon/carbon dioxide blends, argon/ oxygen blends, straight carbon dioxide, and three
or four-part gas mixes.

Lincoln’s

®

premium copper coated MIG wire, Super Arc

®

L-56

®

is an excellent choice for welding on metals with a medium to high presence 

of millscale. For best performance use on clean, oil-free, and rust-free base material. Best weld appearance and toe wetting when compared to
ER70S-3 and ER70S-4 classifications. Super Arc

®

L-56

®

has high silicon and manganese deoxidizer levels. Superior feedability and excellent 

arc characteristics are trademarks of Super Arc

®

L-56

®

. Shielding gases include argon/carbon dioxide blends, argon/oxygen blends, straight 

carbon dioxide, and three or four-part gas mixes.

Lincoln’s

®

premium bare, mild steel MIG wire, Super Glide

®

S6 is an excellent choice for welding on metals with a medium to high presence 

of millscale. For best performance use on clean, oil-free, and rust-free base material. S6 will tolerate higher levels of surface contaminants
than ER70S-3 or S-4 electrodes. Best weld appearance and toe wetting when compared to ER70S-3 and ER70S-4 classifications. High silicon
and manganese deoxidizer levels. Super Glide

®

S6 MIG wire is the choice for you when a bare or non-copper coated ER70S-6 wire is pre-

ferred. Shielding gases include argon/carbon dioxide blends, argon/oxygen blends, straight carbon dioxide, and three or four-part gas mixes.  

Super Arc

®

LA-75 is a premium copper coated, low alloy MIG wire certified to meet 80,000 psi (552 MPa) minimum tensile strength. Optimal 

mechanical properties are achieved with a 98-95% argon, 2-5% oxygen shielding gas blend. Can be welded with 90% argon, 10% carbon
dioxide gas blend, as well as 75% argon, 25% carbon dioxide mixture. Charpy V-Notch impact testing meets or exceeds 20 ft. lbs. (27 J) 
at -50°F (-46°C). Provides best weld deposit with atmospheric corrosion resistance for ASTM A588 weathering steels.  

Super Arc

®

LA-90 is our premium copper coated, low alloy MIG wire manufactured to meet tensile strength requirements of 80,000 to 90,000 

psi (552-620 MPa) minimum. The addition of 0.5% molybdenum provides strength after stress relief. Ideal selection when welding ASTM
A182, A217, A234 and A335 high temperature pipe, fittings, flanges and valves, and A336 pressure vessel forgings. Best mechanical 
properties are achieved with an 98-95% argon, 2-5% oxygen shielding gas blend.  

Super Arc

®

LA-100, our premium copper coated, low alloy MIG wire is designed for use on 100,000 psi (690 MPa) tensile base material and 

those materials that require a minimum yield strength of 82,000 psi (565 MPa). Excellent for welding on ASTM A514, A543, A724 and A782
quenched and tempered plate or HY-80 base material. LA-100 provides excellent impact properties under higher heat input conditions. Best
mechanical properties are achieved with an 98-95% argon, 2-5% oxygen shielding gas blend or 95% argon/5% oxygen. Also meets MIL-E-
23765/2C, /2D, /2E specifications as a MIL-100S-1 classification. 

Electrode

AWS

General

Shielding

Volts &

Diameter

Name

Class

Description

Gas

Amps

.030"

.035"

.040"

3/64"

1/16"

Aluminum MIG Wire

Super Glaze

®

1100

ER1100

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300

Super Glaze

®

4043

ER4043

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300

Super Glaze

®

4047

ER4047

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300

Super Glaze

®

5183

ER5183

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300

Super Glaze

®

5356

ER5356

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300

Super Glaze

®

5554

ER5554

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300

Super Glaze

®

5556

ER5556

100% Ar

Volts

15-19

15-20

18-23

19-24

22-27

Ar/He Mixtures

Amps

70-135

90-140

110-220

140-250

200-300 

Super Glaze

®

1100 is highly resistant to chemical corrosion and has good crack resistance. Suitable for electrical and chemical applications 

utilizing aluminum base metal with little or no alloying elements. Like all 1XXX filler alloys, Lincoln’s

®

Super Glaze

®

1100 is the softest 

aluminum MIG wire and requires extra care to ensure good feeding.

Super Glaze

®

4043 is a great choice for the welding of heat-treatable base alloys and more specifically the 6XXX series alloys. It has a lower 

melting point and more fluidity than the 5XXX series filler alloys and is preferred by welders because of its favorable operating characteristics.
ER4043 type wires are also less sensitive to weld cracking with the 6XXX series base alloys. Super Glaze

®

4043 is suitable for sustained 

elevated temperature service, i.e. above 150°F (65°C).

A lower melting point and higher fluidity are two advantages Super Glaze

®

4047 has over its cousin Super Glaze

®

4043.  Super Glaze

®

4047 

produces very clean weld deposits and possesses excellent operator appeal. It can be used as a substitute for an ER4043 type wire to increase
silicon in the weld metal, minimize hot cracking, and produce higher fillet weld shear strength. Super Glaze

®

4047 is suitable for sustained 

elevated temperature service, i.e. above 150°F (65°C).  

Super Glaze

®

5183 is designed to weld high magnesium alloys to meet higher tensile strength requirements. Use on 5083 and 5654 base 

materials when required tensile strengths are 40,000 psi (276 MPa) or greater. Typical applications are in the marine and cryogenic industries,
and high strength structural aluminum fabrication. 

Super Glaze

®

5356 is our most popular aluminum MIG wire. It is a great general purpose filler alloy designed for the welding of 5XXX series 

alloys when 40,000 psi (276 MPa) tensile strength is not required. 5356 is often chosen for its high shear strength.  

Super Glaze

®

5554 is intended as a matching filer alloy when welding 5454 base alloys. This alloy is a lower magnesium content alloy and is 

often used for automotive wheels, over-the-road trailers, and rail tank cars where the weld filler metal chemistry must closely match the base
material chemistry to maximize corrosion performance.  

Super Glaze

®

5556 weld deposits will provide matching tensile strengths for the 5XXX alloys, such as 5083 and 5654. Contains increased 

amounts of magnesium or manganese compared to Super Glaze

®

5356.  

WFS,

Electrode

AWS

General

Shielding

Volts &

Diameter

Name

Class

Description

Gas

Amps

.025"

.030"

.035"

.045"

.052"

1/16"

Mild Steel Wire

Super Arc

®

L-50

®

ER70S-3

100% CO

2

WFS

75-300

100-250

125-200

75-80%Ar / Balance CO

2

Volts

16-22

17-22

18-22

Amps

35-130

80-175

145-200

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

375-600

350-500

300-485

210-290

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

23-30

26-31

29-32

25-30

Amps

195-275

285-340

300-430

325-430

Super Glide

®

S3

ER70S-3

100% CO

2

WFS

75-300

100-250

125-200

75-80%Ar / Balance CO

2

Volts

16-22

17-22

18-22

Amps

35-130

80-175

145-200

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

375-600

350-500

300-485

210-290

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

23-30

26-31

29-32

25-30

Amps

195-275

285-340

300-430

325-430

Super Arc

®

L-54

ER70S-4

100% CO

2

WFS

75-300

100-250

125-200

75-80%Ar / Balance CO

2

Volts

16-22

17-22

18-22

Amps

35-130

80-175

145-200

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

375-600

350-500

300-485

210-290

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

23-30

26-31

29-32

25-30

Amps

195-275

285-340

300-430

325-430

Super Arc

®

L-56

®

ER70S-6

100% CO

2

WFS

100-250

75-300

100-250

125-200

75-80%Ar / Balance CO

2

Volts

17-19

16-22

17-22

18-22

Amps

35-90

35-130

80-175

145-200

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

375-600

350-500

300-485

210-290

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

23-30

26-31

29-32

25-30

Amps

195-275

285-340

300-430

325-430

Super Glide

®

S6

ER70S-6

100% CO

2

WFS

100-250

75-300

100-250

125-200

75-80%Ar / Balance CO

2

Volts

17-19

16-22

17-22

18-22

Amps

35-90

35-130

80-175

145-200

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

375-600

350-500

300-485

210-290

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

23-30

26-31

29-32

25-30

Amps

195-275

285-340

300-430

325-430

Low Alloy Wire

Super Arc

®

LA-75

ER80S-Ni1

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

130-600

300-450

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

15-30

20-30

Amps

70-260

210-300

Super Arc

®

LA-90

ER80S-D2

100% CO

2

WFS

100-250

125-200

ER90S-D2

75-80%Ar / Balance CO

2

Volts

17-22

18-22

(ER90S-G)

Amps

80-175

145-200

80-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

375-600

350-500

300-485

210-290

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

23-30

26-31

29-32

25-30

Amps

195-275

285-340

300-430

325-430

Super Arc

®

LA-100

ER100S-G

90-95%Ar / Balance CO

2

WFS

300-450

170-300

(ER110S-G)

95-98%Ar / Balance O

2

Volts

20-30

21-29

MIL-100S-1

Amps

210-300

280-450

(military)

C U S T O M E R   A S S I S T A N C E   P O L I C Y

The business of The Lincoln Electric Company

®

is manufacturing and selling high quality welding equipment, consumables, and cutting equipment.  Our challenge is to meet the needs of our customers and

to exceed their expectations. On occasion, purchasers may ask Lincoln Electric

®

for advice or information about their use of our products.  We respond to our customers based on the best information in our

possession at that time.  Lincoln Electric

®

is not in a position to warrant or guarantee such advice, and assumes no liability, with respect to such information or advice.  We expressly disclaim any warranty of

any kind, including any warranty of fitness for any customer’s particular purpose, with respect to such information or advice.  As a matter of practical consideration, we also cannot assume any responsibility
for updating or correcting any such information or advice once it has been given, nor does the provision of information or advice create, expand or alter any warranty with respect to the sale of our products.

Lincoln Electric

®

is a responsive manufacturer, but the selection and use of specific products sold by Lincoln Electric

®

is solely within the control of, and remains the sole responsibility of the customer.  Many

variables beyond the control of Lincoln Electric

®

affect the results obtained in applying these types of fabrication methods and service requirements. 

Subject to Change – This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing.  Please refer to www.lincolnelectric.com for any updated information. 

I M P O R T A N T

Arc Welding is safe when sufficient measures are taken to protect the welder from potential hazards.  Recognize and safeguard yourself against these hazards, such as electric shock, overexposure to arc 
radiation, fumes and gases.  Every welder should be familiar with the ANSI Z49.1 documents, 

“Safety in Welding and Cutting”

, available from the American Welding Society, Miami, Florida.  Also request 

bulletins E205 

“Arc Welding Safety”

and E201 

“Arc Welding Safety Chart”

, available from The Lincoln Electric Company

®

.

C E R T I F I C A T I O N S

ISO 14001 and 9001 certified – manufactured to standards for
environmental and quality management systems.  

WC-19M   8/06

surface treatment, with proprietary arc enhancement agents, facilitates excellent weld puddle control, very 

good wetting action, straight bead edges and a wider operating range. Plus, the exceptional feeding characteristics of Super Arc

®

and 

Super Glide

®

, made possible by MicroGuard

®

Ultra surface treatment, translate to reduced down-time and high operator appeal.

Mild Steel and Low Alloy Wires

Mild Steel and Low Alloy Wires

Aluminum MIG Wire

Aluminum MIG Wire

Super Glaze

®

controls the problems usually associated with aluminum wire feeding such as birdnesting, tangling and burnback, by providing fewer surface imperfections

and feeding the wire with less force than typical competitive products.  

WFS,

Electrode

AWS

General

Shielding

Volts &

Diameter

Name

Class

Description

Gas

Amps

.025"

.030"

.035"

.045"

.052"

1/16"

Stainless Steel MIG Wire

Blue Max

®

MIG

ER308Si

(Short Circuiting Mode)

WFS

140-425

100-275

308LSi

ER308LSi

90%He/7.5%Ar/2.5%CO

2

Volts

19-23

19-23

Amps

55-170

100-185

(Spray Transfer)

WFS

400-475

240-360

175-300

98%Ar/2%CO

2

Volts

23-25

24-26

26-32

Amps

180-210

195-260

260-390

Blue Max

®

MIG

ER309Si

(Short Circuiting Mode) 

WFS

120-425

100-275

309LSi

ER309LSi

90%He / 7.5%Ar/2.5%CO

2

Volts

19-23

19-23

Amps

55-170

100-185

(Spray Transfer)

WFS

400-475

240-360

175-300

98%Ar/2%CO

2

Volts

23-25

24-26

26-32

Amps

180-210

195-260

260-390

Blue Max

®

MIG

ER316Si

(Short Circuiting Mode)

WFS

120-425

100-275

316LSi

ER3016LSi

90%He/7.5%Ar/2.5%CO

2

Volts

19-23

19-23

Amps

55-170

100-185

(Spray Transfer)

WFS

400-475

240-360

175-300

98%Ar/2%CO

2

Volts

23-25

24-26

26-32

180-210

195-260

260-390

This premium quality MIG wire is for joining 304 and 304L and other common “18-8” austenitic stainless steels. It is specially processed for 
superior feeding and arc stability.  

Blue Max

®

MIG 309LSi is a premium quality MIG wire ideally suited for joining mild steel or low alloy steel to stainless steel. This wire is 

specially processed to provide superior feeding and arc stability.  

When joining 316 and 316L stainless steels with the MIG process, Blue Max

®

MIG 316LSi is the answer. This premium quality wire is 

specially processed to provide superior feeding and arc stability.   

Blue Max

®

stainless steel MIG wires can be used for all position welding. Globular and spray transfer are recommended for downhand and horizontal only. 

Short circuiting mode and pulsed arc can be used for out-of-position welding. Gas shielding mixtures recommended are either argon and oxygen blend for 
spray and pulsed transfer, or a helium-rich blend for short circuiting and STT

®

welding. 

Stainless Steel MIG Wire

Stainless Steel MIG Wire

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