Stainless Steel Electrodes

ES 312 A5.4: E 312 17 / EN 1600: E 29 9 R 12


ES 312 is a rutile coated electrode. It gives a filler metal of the Cr-Ni type. Due to its high tensile and impact resistance, it is used for the joining and build up welding of steels with a high tendency to cracking. It is especially developed for maintenance and repair welding. Re-drying is 300°C min. 2 h.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)
600 N / mm² 800 N / mm² % 25 + 20 °C 50 j


Unalloyed steels, high carbon steels ( 1.4085 - G - 70 Cr 29 ), high alloyed steels, Cr-Mn steels, tool steels spring steels, high speed steels, cast pieces and air hard enable armour steel plates that have poor weld anility can be welded with E S 312 It is used for repair welding of sprockets and wheel shaft. Weld metal is resistant to corrosions, cracks and rust. Joining of unalloyed or low alloyed steels with stainless steels and build up welding of gears and shafts are among its application areas. Generally, there is no preheating requirement before welding. If preheating is necessary, prea heating temperature might be less than that required for other electrodes. ES 312 should not be used for the welding of parts that are continuously operating at temperatures exceeding 350°C. Inter pass temperature should be controlled in multi pass applications.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
2.50 350 55 - 85
3.25 350 80 - 120
4.00 350 115 - 170
5.00 350 160 - 230

Welding Current

AC min. 50 V / DC ( + )

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades