E310 is considered a general purpose electrode used mainly for welding AISI 310 stainless steel but also for straight chromium stainless as well as almost any analysis of carbon and alloy steel. The weld deposit of this electrode will have an austenitic structure with a chemical analysis and oxidation resistance similar to that of the base plate. 310 provides easy slag removability and a flat regular bead with fine appearance. More common applications include 25% Cr -20% Ni stainless steel, Cr-Mo stainless steel to mild steel, and the clad side of 18% Cr -8% Ni stainless clad steel. USA 310 can be used in all positions.
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