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Aluminum Systems

Shipbuilding

Military, Pleasure and Commercial Ships


Aluminum is increasingly specified on ships of all sizes because it makes them lighter without sacrificing strength and functionality. This makes them faster, saves on fuel and provides ships with the corrosion resistance benefits of aluminum — but it also presents numerous welding challenges. Whether your operation requires fast production speeds (hull construction) or intricate detail work (aluminum pipe and fittings), Miller has the right solution.

Product Overview

AlumaFeed® Synergic MIG System


  • AlumaPower™ 350 MPa power source
  • XR-AlumaFeed® wire feeder
  • XR-Aluma-Pro™ gun

System features and benefits:
  • Portable wire feeder ideal for going up stairs, through portholes or mounting on booms to reach every corner of the work area.
  • Achieve the stacked dime appearance of TIG with the production speeds of MIG thanks to Miller's Profile Pulse™ technology.
  • Easy to use/reduces burn through and distortion: One-knob synergic welding control sets the correct Pulse parameters based on the wire feed speed set by the operator; allows the operator to adjust to varying joint profiles or material thicknesses.
  • Ensure proper fusion at the beginning of the weld, thanks to Hot Start technology.
  • Long, linear welds easily performed, thanks to interface with semi- automatic welding systems/positioners.
  • Further simplify operation with built-in Pulsed MIG programs designed for most commonly use aluminum alloys.


Dynasty® 350 TIG System


  • Dynasty 350 power source
System features and benefits:
  • Capable of welding a wide variety of thicknesses and types of aluminum, ranging from thin sheet to pipe.
  • Ensures an excellent finish through reduced spatter, cleanup and distortion.
  • Easily join thick materials to thin materials while ensuring proper penetration and not blowing through the thin section.
  • Joining hangers and brackets to the superstructure is simplified with advanced AC TIG controls that ensure optimum quality and aesthetics with a smooth finish.
  • Address changing geometries, varying joint fit-ups and inconsistencies with remote amperage control.

Videos

Postflow when TIG Welding

Learn about the value of postflow and what to look for if postflow is not set properly. Without proper settings the tungsten and even the weld could become contaminated.

Pulsing with TIG

Miller Welding Engineer Zack Erndt explains the benefits of using pulse when TIG welding and talks about applications where low and high pulses per second can be used.

Applications for AC Frequency Adjustments

Learn when to use a low frequency setting versus when to use a high frequency setting.