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Manufacturer Succeeds on Aluminum with Pulsed MIG Welding

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Check out one of our latest case studies on Greenheck Fan, a Wisconsin manufacturer who has experienced a number of welding efficiencies by relying on Pulsed MIG for welding aluminum:

As customer demand drove the company to shift much of its product to be fabricated of aluminum (lightweight, aesthetic versatility), Greenheck addressed the need to optimize its aluminum welding applications while maintaining the ability to weld mild, stainless and galvanized steels effectively. The solution: an advanced Pulsed MIG welding system (Miller’s Invision™ MPa Plus System) that not only improved weld quality, but due to built-in efficiencies, also helped the company streamline its welding operations. Improvements include:

  1. Improved welding of thinner aluminum (reduced burn-through, blistering, reduced distortion).
  2. Improved productivity (faster travel speeds).
  3. Improved starts and stops to the weld (ensures quality).
  4. Standardizing on a larger diameter wire (greater deposition, lower cost per pound, simplification of inventory and equipment outlay).
  5. Dual wire feeder makes it fast and easy to switch between types of filler metal.
  6. Improved weld aesthetics compared to conventional MIG welding on aluminum.

Read the whole story here. Check out videos from our visit with Greenheck below.

Advantages of Pulsed MIG welding on aluminum:

Simplified Welding Operation at Greenheck Fan: