Aluminum, while a lightweight material, is incredibly durable. That, along with its recyclability, makes it an ideal choice for a diverse range of products. According to The Aluminum Association, aluminum is a practical choice for the transportation and aerospace industries. The material is also used to produce consumer products, many of which can be found in most Valley residences and businesses, like aluminum foil.
“Infinitely recyclable and highly durable, nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today,” per The Aluminum Association.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Because it is lighter than many other materials, such as stainless steel, gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) is often the preferred welding method for aluminum welding. GTAW, also known as TIG – an acronym for tungsten inert gas, uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode. A key advantage to this approach is the addition of an inert shielding gas, which protects the material from atmospheric contamination, thus preventing oxidation.
Many additional factors must be considered when performing aluminum welding, such as material preparation, industry codes/standards, and ensuring quality welds. As always, it is essential to hire a certified, licensed welding company that possesses the necessary skills and specialized equipment to produce clean and durable welds on this material type.
The Valley’s Source for Aluminum Welding
With over twenty-five years of experience, Vic’s Welding Co. is your local welding company, providing custom fabrication and equipment manufacturing for various industries in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Our company specializes in stainless steel, structural steel, and aluminum welding and fabrication.
ASME and NBBI certified, we also provide services for water treatment plants and wireless tower construction, possessing the expertise to weld pressure vessels and fluid piping. In addition, we own advanced equipment to offer miscellaneous repair services, wherever you are. We invite you to schedule a welding appointment today.
“Aluminum 101.” The Aluminum Association.
“Facts at a Glance.” The Aluminum Association.