Aluminum Welding

The aluminum welding technology area has instructions, tips, and product information geared specifically toward welding this lightweight, versatile material.

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AWS presents Extraordinary Welding Award to Times Square New Year's Eve ball

January 10, 2014

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has presented an Extraordinary Welding Award to the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. The award recognizes technical design or outstanding development in welded fabrication, as well as welding excellence in construction, fabrication, and manufacturing....

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Welding system module allows welding process customization - TheFabricator.com

Welding system module allows welding process customization

November 18, 2013

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced the Power Wave® Advanced module with AC welding capability to run aluminum processes. The welding system module performs several processes: SMAW, GMAW, pulsed GMAW, GTAW, and Surface Tension Transfer® (STT®). STT is a controlled GMAW...

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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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Underwater aluminum GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Underwater aluminum GMAW

May 3, 2013

The U.S. Navy has been searching for new weld-repair methods on its aluminum-hulled ships beyond dry docking, which is impractical and costly. Phoenix Intl., an underwater services company that has held the Navy’s Diving Services contract for the past 15 years, may have found one: underwater aluminum GMAW in a hyperbaric chamber.

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AlcoTec offers aluminum welding technology program

April 18, 2013

AlcoTec's School of Aluminum Welding Technology: Theory & Practice Program is designed to incorporate both a theoretical and practical approach to welding aluminum alloys. Designed for welding engineers, product design engineers, and sales personnel, the program includes comprehensive classroom...

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5 tips for successful aluminum GTAW - TheFabricator.com

5 tips for successful aluminum GTAW

March 1, 2013

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Aluminum has garnered a reputation for being difficult to weld, especially when using gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Mastering the process isn’t as daunting as you might think. All you really need for successful aluminum GTAW is an understanding of the metal’s unique properties and the welding preparation techniques and tools you’ll need to address those properties.

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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Fronius USA promotes four employees

February 4, 2013

Fronius USA LLC, Portage, Ind., a subsidiary of Fronius Intl. GmbH and manufacturer of welding equipment, has promoted four team members. David Grant (VSP NorthEast Brighton) and Chris Bliven (Central Region) have been promoted from area sales managers to regional sales managers in their...

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AWS opens new global headquarters

December 14, 2012

The American Welding Society (AWS) celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Doral, Fla., with an open house ceremony Nov. 30. The organization held a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that welcomed more than 200 board members, international counterparts and...

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Succeed at welding thick aluminum with the right material preparation, filler choice, and equipment - TheFabricator.com

Succeed at welding thick aluminum with the right material preparation, filler choice, and equipment

December 3, 2012

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Aluminum is tough to weld, but its advantages of high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, excellent mechanical properties at low temperatures, and recyclability put it at the top of the materials list for fabrications, including many with substantial bulk. Two industry experts shared tips on how to produce good welds in thick aluminum.

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Victor Technologies realigns brand portfolio

November 13, 2012

Victor Technologies™ has announced that it has realigned its brand portfolio to position Victor® as the lead brand for cutting and gas control products. The company's line-up now consists of: Victor® Thermal Dynamics®, which encompasses manual and automated plasma cutting systems....

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Welding gun made for aluminum, pulsed GMAW - TheFabricator.com

Welding gun made for aluminum, pulsed GMAW

September 25, 2012

Miller has introduced the new XR™-Pistol-Pro gun built for aluminum GMAW and pulsed GMAW in heavy industrial applications such as truck and trailer manufacturing, shipbuilding, emergency and recreational vehicle manufacturing, and general fabrication. Compatible with the company's XR-S/D...

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Honda develops new steel-to-aluminum welding technology

September 20, 2012

Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo, has developed a technology for the continuous welding of steel and aluminum and applied it for the first time to the subframe of a mass-production vehicle. The company will adopt this technology first to the North American version of the 2013 Accord® and will expand...

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Speakers from Miller, Maxal, ITW to participate in AWS conference

September 4, 2012

Aluminum welding specialists from Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis.; Maxal, Traverse City, Mich.; and ITW Welding, Glenview, Ill., will be presenting at the 15th annual AWS Aluminum Welding Conference, held Sept. 18-19, 2012, in Seattle. Tony Anderson, director of aluminum technology, ITW...

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