Arc Welding Aluminum Alloys

This class describes the welding characteristics of aluminum and explains how its properties affect each variable in the welding process.


Course Objectives:

  • Describe the properties of aluminum
  • Distinguish between wrought alloy and cast alloy designations
  • Classify common aluminum alloying elements according to their weldability
  • Describe common joint designs for aluminum
  • Explain the methods used to clean aluminum
  • Explain the importance of properly preheating aluminum
  • Explain the benefits of constant current power sources for welding aluminum
  • Describe the advantages of using DC on aluminum
  • Describe the advantages of using AC on aluminum
  • Explain the advantages of using an inverter for welding aluminum
  • Explain how to select an electrode for GTAW
  • Explain how to select an electrode for GMAW
  • Describe factors to consider when selecting a filler alloy for aluminum
  • Describe factors to consider when selecting a shielding gas for aluminum
  • Explain the steps necessary to prepare for welding aluminum with GTAW
  • Explain the steps necessary to prepare for welding aluminum with GMAW
  • Explain the appropriate metal transfer modes for welding aluminum
  • Describe the specialized equipment required for feeding aluminum wire
  • List the types of wire feeders used for aluminum
  • Identify common defects found in aluminum welds.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including engineers, technicians and managers, particularly handling welding operations.
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Course ID

TU231

Skill Focus

Smart Business

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations team, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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