Welding is the strongest method of joining aluminum material together. It can form a water tight seal and provides the best electrical conductivity compared to other joining techniques. Welding also gives continuous heat dissipation and transfer performance and in many cases is the cheapest method to join together materials. Here at Custom Aluminum Products, we provide 3 different methods of welding.
TIG or tungsten inert gas welding offers a cleaner weld with less spark or spatter. Welds are more precise and a higher quality. TIG welded parts can also be anodized well without a soot residue. TIG welding can weld without using a filler material, essentially melting one part to another. It is however, more costly and requires a longer development and set up.
MIG or metal inert gas welding is a faster weld and less expensive than TIG welding. Setup takes less time and welds are more forgiving and will fill seams better than TIG. MIG welding can be applied by hand or robotically. However, MIG welding is less stable and irregular wire and burnback can occur. More spattering, sparks and smoke are produced and when anodized, black soot will be prevalent.
The final type of welding done by Custom Aluminum Products is Fronius CMT welding. This gives us the ability to join steel and aluminum together in a nearly spatter free method. Fronius welds are robotically applied and minimize heat distortion. Thin and dissimilar wall thicknesses can be welded effectively. Fronius welding is more expensive and typically used for larger quantity runs.
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