SelectAlloy 2216-C

Nickel Alloy / Metal Cored / Gas Shielded


  • Designed to weld high strength grades of nodular cast iron components and for the welding of dissimilar joints between silicon-molybdenum alloyed cast irons and 400 series stainless steel.
  • Nominally ~12 wt% manganese (Mn) addition in a nickel-iron system improves the flow of the molten metal and increased the crack resistance of the weld metal.
  • Applications for this alloy type include cast iron intake manifolds to dissimilar steels found in automotive exhaust systems or general repair welding of cast iron parts.
  • Metal cored benefits include the ability to successfully bridge gaps when part fit up is not as designed, higher travel speeds with subsequent lower heat inputs at equal amperages, and ability to join thin materials.

Standard Diameters

in (mm)
  • 0.045 (1.2)
  • 1/16 (1.6)

Welding Positions

Flat and Horizontal

Shielding Gas

  • Ar + 0.5-25% CO₂
  • Ar + 0.5-3% O₂
    Flow Rate: 40 – 50 CFM


Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP)


  • ASME SFA A5.15
    • ERNiFeMn-CI
  • AWS A5.15
    • ERNiFeMn-CI
    Shielding Gas Al C Cu Fe Mn Ni S Si
    Argon 0.03 0.21 0.02 Balance 12.50 40.00 <0.01 0.20

    Packaging (lbs (kg))

    33 (15) Spools, 60 (27.2) Coils, 500 (226.8) Round Drum, 800 (362.9) Hex Drum, 900 (408.2) Hex Drum

    *Some packaging options may not be available depending on diameter and product. Special package options may be available upon request.