Free Webinar: Welding Aluminum in Automotive Applications

May 04, 2017

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Auto manufacturers are increasingly interested in aluminum as lightweight material to meet today’s CAFE standards. However, the welding of aluminum components requires understanding the unique properties of this metal in comparison to steel. This webinar will discuss differences in the two materials and ways to meet the welding challenges perceived by those who weld aluminum. This virtual presentation will cover the following:

  • Background on spot welding aluminum in the automotive industry
  • Differences in spot welding aluminum and steel
  • Technology as evolved from the aerospace industry
  • Electrode life issues
  • Influence of electrode design and topography
  • Effects of evolving equipment
  • Spot welding aluminum using third body elements
  • Spot welding aluminum to steel


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