Aluminum welding is a fabrication process that uses heat and pressure to join two components made from aluminum or aluminum-based alloys. Compared to welded assemblies made from other materials, such as steel, welded aluminum assemblies do not demonstrate the same level of strength as their parent materials. As such, it is imperative that industry professionals choose the right base material and welding technique to form the strongest bond possible between aluminum components.
Selecting these elements, however, can be challenging as aluminum welding operations vary greatly in regard to the base materials and welding techniques employed depending on the product and production specifications. The following article provides an overview of aluminum welding so customers can better understand what aluminum materials and welding techniques are best suited for their project.