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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Minimizing weld cleaning stripes

September 11, 2007

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Frank Armao gives advice on how to minimize the appearance of cleaning stripes on polished aluminum tread plate.

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To weld or not to weld Alclad

July 10, 2007

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I have some aluminum sheet that I would like to use to fabricate a project. The only marking on it is "Alclad." Other than that, I have no idea what alloy it is. Can you tell me what filler metal to use to weld it?Whether you realize it or not, you have seen Alclad sheet hundreds of times. The...

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Aluminum Workshop

May 8, 2007

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I have a fabrication project involving 5454 aluminum plate, and I was told to weld this alloy using 5183 filler wire. Is this correct?

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AWS conference addresses joining dissimilar metals

April 10, 2007

Industry secrets and emerging technologies that are transforming the science and practical application of joining unlike metals will be showcased at the Joining Dissimilar Metals Conference, hosted by...

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Grainger donation to aid welder training

March 12, 2007

Grainger, a national supplier of facilities maintenance supplies to businesses, has donated $5,000 to the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio. The contribution will be used to...

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EWI names aerospace market leader

November 7, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Brian Bishop as an aerospace market leader.Bishop has more than 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry and is responsible for business development in the...

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Which filler wire is best for welding 6061-T6 aluminum, 5356 or 4043?

October 3, 2006

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Both are acceptable for welding 6061-T6, but each has advantages and disadvantages depending on the application.An aluminum alloy containing 5 percent magnesium, 5356 generally is stronger and more ductile than 4043. But 4043, which contains 5 percent silicon, typically flows better, is more...

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Hobart Institute receives Image of Weldingaward

September 20, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) and the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee have announced that the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has been selected to receive the 2006 Image of...

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Little Giant takes flight

September 12, 2006

Wing Enterprises started out with a product and a patent -- for its Little Giant brand ladders. However, in time its sales lagged, and the company needed to figure out a new marketing strategy. With an infomercial and automated welding, Wing Enterprises was on its way to successfully growing its company and its sales.

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AWS Job Fair to help connect welders, employers

August 21, 2006

The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced that it will host its second national job fair to allow employers to meet one-on-one and possibly recruit from a pool of more than 9,000 welding...

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Welding innovations earn Fronius "Technology of the Year Award"

August 21, 2006

Fronius has received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award, which is bestowed upon a company that has introduced an innovative technology into the market that is expected to bring...

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AWS seeks award nominations

August 8, 2006

The American Welding Society, Miami, is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Image of Welding awards.The awards are issued in seven categories and winners will be announced at the Image of...

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Innovation rides the waves

July 11, 2006

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As aluminum becomes more and more readily available for various manufacturing applications, the boat-building industry is taking notice. To build its patented vessel design, Aluminum Chambered Boats has found that arc welding - both GMAW and GTAW - is a critical technology.

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Malaysian demand for welding equipment, consumables to expand

June 22, 2006

Frost & Sullivan has reported that demand for welding equipment in Malaysia is set to expand as foreign investment boosts the general level of industrial infrastructure and manufacturing activity in...

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EWI appoints vice presidents

April 11, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has named Harvey Castner and Phil Weisenbach as vice presidents and has appointed them as officers to its board. Weisenbach also has assumed the role of COO.Castner was elected...

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