Welding Silver Steel

Im still relitivley new to welding but have just about managed to get my welds presentable and strong enough. For my current project i need to MIG
weld some 15mm silver steel pins onto some 6mm (1/2") plate.
I have necer tried to weld silver steel and before i place my order for nearly 100 worth of silver steel i want to check that it is possible to weld it to steel plate. I would prefer to use Silver steel rather than mild steel pins as i need to machine each one up before welding .
Can anyone guide me as to wether this will work or not and is there anything special i need to know?
Many thanks in advance
Alan
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IIRC here in the US we call "silver steel" "O1 oil hardening tool steel".
You cannot weld this metal, at least not with MIG. It does braze well.
Although I am not sure exactly what you are doing, consider using 15 mm bolts instead. Machine them as needed and then weld them to a plate.

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Alan wrote:

No problem doing it with TIG using 312 stainless or Inconel 625 filler.
Ted
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replying to Alan, Spike wrote: Ive welded 15mm silver steel bar to mild steel plate along the edge while making a hinge,using mig. Hasn't broken yet !
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replying to Alan, Spike wrote: Ive welded 15mm silver steel bar to mild steel plate along the edge while making a hinge,using mig. Hasn't broken yet !
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