The Welding of Aluminium and Its Alloys

The Welding of Aluminium and Its Alloys

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The welding of aluminium and its alloys provides a basic understanding of the metallurgical principles involved in the way that alloys achieve their strength and how welding can affect their properties. The book is aimed at engineers with little or no knowledge of metallurgy and perhaps only the briefest acquaintance with welding processes. It is intended as a practical guide for the shop-floor engineer and covers weldability of aluminium alloys, process description, advantages, limitations, proposed weld parameters, health and safety issues, preparation for welding, quality assurance and quality control issues along with problem solving. The book includes sections on parent metal storage and preparation prior to welding. It describes the more frequently encountered processes and has recommendations on welding parameters that may be used as a starting point for the development of a viable welding procedure. Included are hints and tips on how to avoid some of the pitfalls of welding these sometimes problematic materials. The content is both descriptive and qualitative, and the author has avoided the use of mathematical expressions to describe the effects of welding. This book is essential reading for welding engineers, production engineers, production managers, designers and shop-floor supervisors involved in the aluminium fabrication industry.Electrode Cooling water Plasma gas Plasma-arc utilises a specially designed torch in which a tungsten electrode is recessed inside a water-cooled copper annulus, through ... 4.2 Schematic illustrating the principles of plasma-jet cutting.

Title:The Welding of Aluminium and Its Alloys
Author:Gene Mathers
Publisher:Woodhead Publishing - 2002


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