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Can you weld cast aluminum?
What glue can be used to glue cast aluminum mailbox parts back together?
What specific glue is best for gluing aluminum to aluminum?
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Why is aluminium hard to weld when exposed to air?
Aluminum is not only hard to weld when exposed to atmospheric air, it is impossible. All aluminum arc welding processes must be shielded from the air. Gmaw (mig) and gtaw (tig) used sheilding gasses such as pure argon or argon mixed with co2 or helium depending on the application. Smaw (stick) process uses a flux to shield the weld. Aluminum is very reactive making it one of the hardest materials to weld. The cleaner the aluminum is the better it will weld. Aluminum must be free of anything that produces hydrocarbons when heated, such as paint, oil and lubricants. Aluminum must be clean and well shielded from the air to achieve a quality weld.
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Can you weld pinhole in aluminum cylinder head on 1.6L sidekick?
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Can jb weld be used to fix a crack on an aluminum rim?
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How do you use your portable welder to weld aluminum?
the only way you can weld aluminum is with AC current and high freak setting on the welder , if your welder does not have theses setting then it will not weld aluminum. Good answer! AC is a must! The only other way is if you have an oxy/ace setup (very low psi) or alot of mapp gas, but you have to spread a flux paste on the material (looks like drywall mud) EXTREMELY MESSY!
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Why is is more difficult to weld aluminum than mild steel?
What is the thermal conductivity difference between cast aluminum and sheet plate aluminum?
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Wrought Aluminum vs. Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture?
When purchasing aluminum outdoor patio furniture, you must understand the differences between wrought aluminum patio furniture and cast aluminum patio furniture. Most aluminum patio furniture is of the wrought variety, so if a set simply says it is made of aluminum, it is safe to say that it is wrought aluminum. Cast aluminum, however, is melted and poured into a cast to shape it how the designer wants it to be shaped. Cast aluminum patio furniture typically features more intricate details, and each item from a line will be identical.
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Is the heads on 94 z28 camaro aluminum or cast iron?
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How can you tell cast iron from cast aluminum?
Cast iron is much heavier than cast aluminum. A magnet or compass needle will be attracted to cast iron, but will not be attracted to cast aluminum. Cast iron quickly develops a dark coating of iron oxide (rust) after being exposed to humid (damp) air and will continue to rust if left exposed, while cast aluminum becomes coated with an amost invisible whitish layer of aluminum oxide that protects it fom further oxidization. Cast iron is somewhat difficult to scratch compared to scratching the much softer cast aluminum.
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Can you weld a factory motor mount bracket back on to the engine block on a 2.8 liter V6 engine?
Is alluminiun can weld?
You weld aluminum by using an arc shielded in pure argon. This is something you need to get someone to show you how to do, though, because most people who try welding aluminum for the first time with no help screw it up. For one thing, you can't tell when it's almost ready to melt like you can with steel. Thinking about this question, though: Aluminum cans aren't welded. They're stamped from sheetmetal.
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Why is aluminum difficult to weld?
Aluminum is a bit more difficult to weld than steel , because of it's lower melting point. Also Aluminum takes more heat , because of it's property of absorbing and releasing the heat quicker. With the proper electrode , or rod , and amps to volt settings, along with a bit of practise , it can be quite simple . One usually has to have a faster travel speed with the filler rod or electrode.
Cast aluminum outdoor furniture?
What are aluminum arc brazing electrodes used for?
They are used for repairing things made of aluminum. What is needed is a heat source from gas such as propane gas, mapp gas or oxy-acetylene gas. This method makes for stronger welds than conventional Tig welding. It works on aluminum and cast aluminum, pot metal, copper, magnesium and white or porous metals. One of the main benefits of using aluminum arc brazing is that it can be used to weld and repair metal structures and things that are difficult to work on with more conventional welding methods. This includes corroded parts and also areas that have come in contact with oil and fat that make the area difficult to work on using the older methods of aluminum welding rods. The weld produced is stronger and the work quicker using aluminum arc brazing.
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Types of welding?
The basic types of welding joints can be classified depending upon the type of weld, e.g., fillet weld, butt or groove weld, plug weld, slot weld, spot weld, etc position, e.g., flat weld, horizontal weld, vertical weld and overhead weld..and according to joint e.g., butt weld, lap weld, tee weld and corner weld...