ES MIG 5183 is designed to provide the highest possible strength in the as-welded condition of alloy AA 5083 and similar high-magnesium alloys.
The more common ES MIG 5356 typi- cally fails to meet the as-welded tensile require- ments of AA 5083.
The alloy is typically used in marine and structural applications where high strength, 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.