Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Kansas City Missouri
    Posts
    84

    Default Aluminum welding

    I going to start working on 16 ga alum pieces. In general is everyone using pure tungsten (green color) or something else. Welding with a Syncrowave 200.
    Last edited by gearhead; 08-19-2006 at 01:57 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    100

    Default

    I like to use the brown band, it seems to be a little more forgiving.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Kansas City Missouri
    Posts
    84

    Default

    When you say forgiving, do you mean a more stable arc or something else..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    100

    Cool

    I think the arc is more stable at peak amperage. The ball does'nt seem to dance around as much as the green or yellow. Also, when you dip your puddle, it seems to re ball itself and not just crust over like some tungstens will. Of course for critical welds you should always regrind the tungsten after contaminating.
    I am no authority on aluminum welding, it's just some things I've discovered through the years.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    654

    Default

    Scrap the green, go with either Ceriated for AC and DC or Zirconiated for AC and Lanthanated for DC.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Suffield, Ohio
    Posts
    344

    Question

    Isn't the ceriated the orange band.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Kansas City Missouri
    Posts
    84

    Default

    To all who gave information thanks for the help. It put on track....Gear

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.