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Should I use 4043 or 5356 filler alloy? - ESAB

As a basic description we can say that 4043 is an aluminum filler alloy with 5% silicon added and that 5356 is an aluminum filler alloy with 5% magnesium added. There are some misconceptions within the industry that you can successfully weld any aluminum base alloy with either 4043 or 5356 filler alloy.

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Dirty welds - Welding Tips and Tricks

Dirty welds. by Dennis Newland (Perth WA) I have recently purchsed one of those 4 in 1 Mitec welders $1345 ... I am not getting good puddles I have bought special cleaning brushes for hand grinding aluminum still no decent puddle I have tried long tips about 5/16" and short tips 2'5mm. ... If I do manage to get a bit of a weld going I can't get ...

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Top 5 Aluminum Welding Mistakes and How to Fix Them: Part ...

Jan 01, 2016· 🔥 Top 5 Aluminum Welding Mistakes and How to Fix Them: Part 2 | TIG Time ... Aluminum can be very difficult to weld and there is a lot that can go …

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Welding Tips and Tricks • View topic - Dirty Gas Lens

Jan 18, 2010· I just tried aluminum welding and well it sucked. My gas lens is very dirty and I think that I am burning up to much tungston. The aluminum was 1/8 thick, welder set on A/C and I can melt aluminum with the best. My work piece has black soot on it. The first piece was ok but it just got worse. Also if the shop is to cold would that be my problem.

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Welding metallurgy of Aluminum alloys..Day 4 of Down and ...

Welding metallurgy of Aluminum alloys..Day 4 of Down and Dirty Metallurgy. Learn more about welding Aluminum Down and Dirty Welding Metallurgy of Aluminum and aluminum alloys . Aluminum is different from other metals in that it has an oxide skin on the surface that has to be broken down before you can effectively weld it.

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What You Need to Know About Cleaning ... - Welding Equipment

What You Need to Know About Cleaning and Preparing Aluminum Filler and Base Metals Before Welding. ... Welding aluminum poses its own unique set of challenges – trying to weld with dirty base and filler metals adds unnecessary difficulty and can lead to poor weld quality. You also have to deal with the natural oxidation that takes place with ...

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aluminum mig settings - WeldingWeb

Jul 28, 2018· i'm looking at trying some aluminum mig welding on a project. my mig has a pulse aluminum mode. its takes 1mm/0.040 wire but the recommended settings only go up to 2mm/0.080 thick work. trouble is the work i have is 1/8 thick. 5356 aluminum. can 0.040 wire be used for thicker work? or do i need to go up to 0.045 ? mig is 180 amp. would helium mix help?

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ALUMINUM MIG BLACK SOOT - Welding Tips and Tricks

WHY IS THERE BLACK SOOT AROUND THE WELD BOUGHT A NEW MILLER 212 AUTO SET AND A15 A SPOOL GUN ARGON BEING USED WHAT AM I DOING WRONG OR IS IT SUPPOSE. ALUMINUM MIG BLACK SOOT. by BILL (TENNESSEE) WHY IS THERE BLACK SOOT AROUND THE WELD BOUGHT A NEW MILLER 212 AUTO SET AND A15 A SPOOL GUN ARGON BEING …

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WeldingWeb™ - Welding forum for pros and enthusiasts

Welcome to WeldingWeb.com, the ultimate Source for Welding Information & Knowledge Sharing! Here you can join over 40,000 Welding Professionals & enthusiasts from around the world discussing all things related to Welding. You are currently viewing as a …

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Dirty Weld and bubbles in it. - Welding Tips and Tricks

Jan 09, 2018· My main problem now is that the finish weld looks "dirty" with small or large bubbles in it. Certainly not like the welds you see in the training videos. ... Dirty Weld and bubbles in it. by discap » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:11 pm . Hello this is my first post to this Forum. I found it after having difficulties welding aluminum with my Lincoln ...

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Contaminated Aluminum Welds - American Welding Society

Apr 10, 2005· Not logged in American Welding Society Forum. ... If you are getting clean welds on some aluminum parts and dirty welds on other aluminum parts than argon is not the culprit. ... shouldn't matter that much which typetungsten you are using although zirconium and pure tungsten are the norm for aluminum welding. I hope this helps. Be well. Hawk By ...

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Welding Diamond Plate - Weld Talk Message Boards - Forums

Weld Talk Forum; Equipment Safety. Accessories. Projects & Advice. Search in titles only Search ... Welding Diamond Plate 12-05-2007, 08:10 AM. Good morning welding gods! ... Old and dirty aluminum is always harder to weld than clean new aluminum. Make sure you clean it as good as possible with a stainless steel wire brush.

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Welding Tips and Tricks • View topic - WTF?? Dirty Mig

Jun 15, 2016· At the Welding Tips and Tricks forum, we're all about helping each other out with TIG, MIG, and Stick questions and projects. Check us out! ... WTF?? Dirty Mig. by John Chamorro » Wed May 11, 2016 11:42 pm . I think it was a little bit of everything. It has been getting away for a while now. I started noticing problems last year so figured it ...

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Need a referral for welding aluminum bayrunner hull ...

Nov 29, 2019· If the corrosion is deep enough to go all the way through aluminum and there are lots you might be better off unloading the thing. Aluminum needs to be almost perfectly clean to be welded correctly. If you dick around too long with the heat trying to weld dirty metal you will warp the shit out of it and still have pinholes.

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Weld aluminum to stainless? - WeldingWeb

Jun 22, 2011· The stainless seemed to puddle just fine and somehow took the aluminum filler just like it was dirty aluminum on AC. I don't see any reason for ever welding stainless with AC but it is just interesting to me now. 20+ years of welding and still getting surprised!

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Welding some dirty aluminum - YouTube

Feb 01, 2017· In todays video I get a really late start but finish out the day with some metal work. I hate being in a shitty mood on camera but some days its hard to hide haha but tomorrow is a new day and I ...

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MIG welding aluminum - Miller Welding Discussion Forums

The weld bead looks nice and shiny and is surround by line of oxide, but around that is about 1/4" of black residue. The residue is easily wiped off with a paper towel. Being new to welding, this may be entirely normal, however, when we first got the machine (MM252 w/ spoolmatic 30A) we tried MIGing some aluminum using our TIG argon and there ...

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How To TIG Weld Aluminum | Eastwood Blog

It is helpful to learn what all the common types of aluminum are and how they react when welding. When your welding on old or used aluminum, it is going to be dirty and it could be a lower quality aluminum depending on the use and age. Clearance effect or AC Balance is one of the most important settings when welding aluminum.

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One Big Tip for Passing Aluminum TIG Welding Test - YouTube

May 08, 2018· You've probably read how aluminum needs to be really cleaned thoroughly before welding. Truth is a whole lot of aluminum can be tig welded without doing a whole lot of cleaning….but it …

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How to Solve 10 Common TIG Welding Problems [Guide ...

Forums Podcast - Pipe Welding Connect With Us ... Welding aluminum in the wrong polarity/adjusting balance. This TIG weld (Figure 2A) was created with the machine's polarity set on direct current electrode negative (DCEN). ... Dirty base and/or filler metal.

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How to Set Up the Millermatic 350P Aluminum MIG Welder ...

Apr 01, 2013· In this video, we will take an in-depth look at the settings and capabilities of the Millermatic 350P Aluminum from Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a new all-in-one MIG welding …

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Welding Tips and Tricks • View topic - Dirty aluminum welds

Aug 08, 2015· At the Welding Tips and Tricks forum, we're all about helping each other out with TIG, MIG, and Stick questions and projects. Check us out! ... Dirty aluminum welds. by big gear head » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:33 am . That leaves out all of my best guesses. Maybe someone else …

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TIG welding aluminum turning black and blobbing

Jan 29, 2014· I have been trying to weld plain mill finish 6061/6063 aluminum angles together. Prior to welding I use a file or stainless steel wire brush to clean around weld area. Shortly after initiating the arc, the joint that I am trying to weld turns black with soot. If I continue with the arc the aluminum anlge at the joint will blob up, and fill with porosity embedded with black soot, this get worse ...

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Best Wire for MIG Welding Aluminum, the Which, Why and What

Apr 24, 2019· Best Wire for MIG Welding Aluminum Type ER4043. Here is my list of the best 3 type ER4043 MIG welding wires for welding Aluminum. To help you find a spool, you can click through on the link I have provided to see how they are priced on Amazon.

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dirty aluminum - Welding, Bonding ... - Eng-Tips Forums

You are right, you will not pass the PT test where you weld over dirty, oxidized aluminum. Clean it. Use a solvent to remove any material that is soluble and then remove the heavy soil and oxidation with a soft disk. Before you start welding, wire brush the surfaces with a …

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Aluminum mig welding question - TractorByNet

Jul 22, 2019· I'm trying to learn how to mig weld aluminum. I have a Lincoln 210mp with a spool gun, and argon. My question is that when I pull the trigger, the wire hits the piece, but there is no arc for a split second. I can feel the wire push back on the gun before it starts welding. Sometimes the wire will push off to the side and out of the weld area.

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Porosity in 6061 Aluminum - American Welding Society

Jul 27, 2004· Hi Bill, The main cause of porosity in aluminum welds is entrapped gas in the weld puddle. Porosity occurs when the metal freezes before the gas has a chance to escape. Gases may originate from contaminants in the shielding gas, from air and water, from contaminants in the shielding gas, from contaminants that get into the weld puddle from dirty base or filler metal, from too long an …

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Down and Dirty Welding Tips

So what I try to do is just boil things down into down and dirty welding tips using plain talk . You can browse all the videos on this website by using the menu bar above the video. I try to make short and interesting videos like this every single week, so if you are interested, you can subscribe and get an email when I post them.

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Tig welding on a dirty aluminum block - Miller Welding ...

Forum; Welding Discussions; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. ... Tig welding on a dirty aluminum block 03-12 ...

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preparing old, dirty metal for welding - Welding Tips and ...

May 24, 2011· At the Welding Tips and Tricks forum, we're all about helping each other out with TIG, MIG, and Stick questions and projects. Check us out! Welding Tips and Tricks • View topic - preparing old, dirty metal for welding

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