Common Welding Defects and Solutions for Aluminum Alloy Welding

To weld aluminum and aluminum alloys, it is necessary to select a suitable welding wire and consider comprehensively according to the requirements of the type of base metal, the crack resistance of the butt joint, the mechanical properties, and the corrosion resistance. In general, better corrosion resistance can be obtained by selecting welding wire with the same or similar grade as the base metal composition. However, if the aluminum alloy to be welded has a high tendency to hot cracking, the selection of welding wire should focus on its crack resistance.

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Common defects (welding problems) and preventive measures:

Hot crack

Hot crack is a common defect in aluminum alloy welding, the main reason is fracture caused by thermal stress. To solve this problem, the practice has proved that thermal stress can be effectively reduced by adopting the appropriate welding form, controlling the welding process parameters, and performing the preheating and post-heat treatment.

Porosity and slag inclusions

Porosity and slag inclusions are common defects in aluminum alloy welding. To solve these problems, parameters such as atmosphere, gas flow, pipeline purification, and dosage during welding need to be strictly controlled. Especially for the problem of pores, it can be dealt with by chemical cleaning and mechanical cleaning.

Inclusions

Inclusions are another common problem during the welding of aluminum alloys. Inclusions can affect the strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance of welds. To reduce the influence of inclusions on welding performance, it is necessary to increase the number of additives and increase the welding speed to solve the problem.

Crack

Cracks are a difficult problem in the welding process of aluminum alloys. Cracks mainly occur in the heat-affected zone, and the cause is usually thermal stress caused by factors such as overheating and overcooling. To reduce the generation of cracks, it needs to be solved by proper preheating and post-weld annealing.

Common defects in aluminum alloy welding mainly include thermal cracks, pores, slag inclusions, inclusions, and cracks. Defects can be effectively reduced through a reasonable selection of welding wire, control of welding parameters, preheating and post-heat treatment. In the aluminum alloy welding process, it is necessary to take comprehensive consideration according to the specific situation and take appropriate measures to ensure the welding quality and performance.

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