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Miller to Give Seven Presentations at 2010 AWS Aluminum Welding Conference, Exhibit Advanced Solutions for Conventional and Pulsed GMAW, GTAW

A team of Miller welding engineers and aluminum specialists will share information to improve results in GTAW, semi-automatic GMAW and automated GMAW welding of aluminum at the AWS Aluminum Conference.

Miller will deliver a total of seven presentations that can help improve aluminum results, such as in the GTAW application shown here, at the 13th AWS/AA Aluminum Welding Conference & Exhibition in Seattle on Sept. 21 and 22.

Highlights/Key Facts

Appleton, Wis. August 19, 2010—Aluminum is corrosion resistant, light and has a high strength-to-weight ratio, but challenging to weld because of its physical and chemical properties. A team of Miller welding engineers/aluminum application specialists will deliver a total of seven presentations that can help improve aluminum results at the 13th AWS/AA Aluminum Welding Conference & Exhibition in Seattle on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Doubletree Guest Suites Seattle Airport/Southcenter.

In addition, Miller will exhibit its aluminum welding solutions, including the AlumaFeed™ Synergic Aluminum Welding System with built-in “Profile Pulse™” technology and Dynasty® AC/DC GTAW solutions. These systems can help increase quality and productivity while addressing operator training issues.

Conference Details

Each presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes, which includes a Q&A session following the speaker’s presentation. Miller’s September 21 presentation times, topics and activities are as follows:

8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Overview of Aluminum Welding
10:45 a.m.: Metal Preparation for Aluminum Welding
11:45 a.m.: Filler Alloy Selection Primary Characteristics
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Aluminum Exhibit
2:15 p.m.: Fundamentals of GTAW Welding of Aluminum and New Innovations
3:15 p.m.: Aluminum Weld Discontinuities: Causes and Cures

Miller’s September 22 presentation times, topics and activities are as follows:

8:30 a.m.: Application of the AWS D1.2 Structural Welding Code — Aluminum
9:15 a.m.: Robotic Applications
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Aluminum Exhibit

Miller personnel sharing their aluminum knowledge include: Tony Anderson, Director of Aluminum Technology for ITW Global Welding Center in Appleton; Kevin Summers, Automation Manager/Customer Support Manager with Miller’s Advanced Manufacturing Systems group; Kirk Webb a Welding Engineer with Miller TIG Solutions; and Mike Vandenberg, Product Manager with Miller’s MIG Industrial Group.

Links:

Conference Details
AlumaFeed Synergic Aluminum Welding System
Dynasty AC/DC TIG welders

Quote
“Aluminum requires special processes, techniques and equipment to optimize welding results, so it’s a source of many welding frustrations. Miller’s AWS Aluminum Conference presentations will provide answers to many common questions, as well as showcase best practices to improve aluminum results.”
—Anthony (Tony) Anderson, Director of Aluminum Technology for ITW Global Welding Center (located at Miller’s Appleton headquarters; Miller is a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW)

Additional Information


Aluminum Solutions

Miller designed the AlumaFeed Synergic Aluminum Welding System for high-volume, high arc-on time industrial aluminum applications requiring conventional GMAW and pulsed GMAW welding outputs. Experienced MIG welders require no learning curve to understand system controls. Designed for simplicity, novice welders can learn to make production-quality GMAW-P welds within hours using the system’s synergic control and the Profile Pulse™ output.

When GTA welding aluminum and other non-ferrous metals, the Dynasty series’ advanced AC arc controls can dramatically increase travel speeds, eliminate inclusions (“tungsten spitting”), eliminate weld flaws related to poor arc starts, permit using smaller diameter electrodes, extend electrode life, provide precise puddle control, mimic traditional arc characteristics, eliminate the need for exotic gas mixes and reduce cycle time defects and rework. Industrial applications include precision metal fabrication, pipe and tube fabrication, aluminum ship repair, aerospace fabrication and repair and anodized aluminum fabrication.