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Aluminium is typically made into alloys such that they exhibit the properties required for their respective uses.
Aluminium and their alloys can then be welded using Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Metal Inert Gas (MIG) or laser welding machines depending on the type of process used.
At Orbital Fusion Technologies, we provide different types of aluminium welding machines to suit your needs.
TIG welding is a popular process used for welding aluminium.
By using TIG welding, the welder can achieve greater precision as the filler materials are added manually and separately.
Furthermore, this method creates a strong weld, which is particularly important in the automotive industry.
As compared to TIG welding, this process is usually faster and more efficient.
When welding thin sheets of aluminium, pulsed MIG welding offers the welder control over the heat input. This helps in preventing distortion or burn-through of the material.
As a low amount of heat is applied by the laser welding machine, there is little distortion to the material.
Additionally, this process is the ideal option for crack-sensitive aluminium alloys if the appropriate fillers are added during the welding process.
Which industries typically use aluminium?
Some industries that commonly use aluminium are
Is aluminium welding difficult?
It is difficult to weld pure aluminium as it is a soft metal with a tough, oxidised layer. This layer melts at a much higher temperature than the aluminium itself and causes a weaker weld.
Hence, it is usually mixed with other elements to create an alloy to achieve specific properties.
Which is the best process to use for aluminium welding?
There is no best method for aluminium welding.
It is dependent on a variety of factors including your