Welding Guidelines for Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloys
Step 1: Selection of Filler Metal Alloy for Welding Process. When both base metals are the same, use the base metal alloy as a guide. For example, if joining 316L to 316L, use 316L filler metal. Past experience may show preferential corrosion in the weld, in which case, moving up in alloy content may be required.