Filler Metal Alloy 60 is used for submerged-arc welding of MONEL® alloys 400, R404, and K-500. It is also used for surfacing of steel by the gas-metal-arc or submerged-arc processes. For certain a barrier layer of Nickel Filler Metal Alloy 61 is recommended. Submerged-arc welding with Filler Metal Alloy 60 is done with suitable Submerged Arc Flux.
Weld metal deposited by Filler Metal Alloy 60 has properties similar to those of MONEL® alloy 400. It has good strength and resists corrosion in many media, including sea water, salts, and reducing acids. The weld metal is not age hardenable and when used to join MONEL® alloy K-500 has lower strength than the base metal.