A Quick Guide to Welding Aluminum
Although our welders have years of experience welding many different materials, we never get complacent when it comes to aluminum and other challenging metals. Aluminum especially, has many characteristics that require special attention in order to ensure the highest quality weld.
When welding with aluminum, it is important to choose the right welding equipment, prepare base materials in the correct way and apply the right techniques. Know that disaster is imminent if you miss a step in the procedure or fail to monitor conditions and temperatures.
Aluminum alloys have a low melting point and high thermal conductivity. This means that welding jobs can suffer from burn-through if care is not taken during the welding process.
How We Ensure the Perfect Weld when Welding with Aluminum
At Freehold Welding Inc., we want you to be completely satisfied with the welding we carry out for you. Whether you need repairs carried out on site or in our workshop, we have the expertise required to ensure the highest standards at all times.
Some of the techniques and steps we use during the aluminum welding process:
- Base metal preparation – One of the most important aspects of aluminum welding is in the base metal preparation. Contamination is a big concern, so we take the time to remove any traces of aluminum oxide and hydrocarbon from the oils or cutting solvents that we use. This helps us to ensure a clean and precise weld at all times.
- Preheating – Cracking is one problem to avoid at all times. By preheating the aluminum, we can work with the aluminum while it is hot and allow it to cool down at a slow and steady temperature once we are finished.
- Using Convex Shaped Welds – During the aluminum welding process, it is common for crater cracking to occur if the welder does not take care. We avoid contraction and cracking by building up weld craters that create a convex or mound shape.
Speak to Our Experts Today about Aluminum Welding
If you are looking for aluminum welding repairs in New Jersey, give the welding experts at Freehold Welding Inc a call. We specialize in many welding services and we would be very happy to tell you more about our mobile and workshop repair and fabrication services.
Need expert aluminum welding advice from a team you can trust? Speak to Freehold Welding Inc. now at (732) 577 1516 to find out more about our services and how we can assist you. You can also use our contact form to get in touch.