November 16, 2006
The American Welding Society (AWS) has announced its newly published standard on titanium welding, AWS G2.4/G2.4M:2007, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys. This American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard covers the best practices to allow first-time users of titanium, as well as established titanium fabricators, to join titanium parts into quality components, the association says.
This first edition of the standard represents the culmination of many years of work by the AWS G2 Committee on Joining Metals and Alloys. It was developed in response to industry demand for a standard on titanium welding that could guide management, engineers, foremen, and welders as titanium is increasingly specified because of its corrosion resistance and light weight. Titanium requires greater attention than other materials to cleanliness and proper use of auxiliary inert gas shielding to avoid contaminating the weld.
The standard, which contains 52 pages, and includes 8 figures and 20 tables, may be purchased in the U.S. and Canada by calling 888-WELDING (888-935-3464); elsewhere, call 305-824-1177, fax to 305-826-6195, or order online at www.awspubs.com.