Aluminium offers a number of advantages due to its material properties, including being very strong for its weight, corrosion resistance due to its outer oxide layer, reasonable levels of chemical resistance, superior levels of malleability and ductility, high heat and electrical conductivity and a lack of magnetic properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. ADS laser's aluminium fabricators in Peterborough employ experienced staff who can produce extremely high quality work to tight tolerances. Aluminium fabricators can carry out work quickly and precisely to fit the customer's brief perfectly.
Aluminium welding can be a difficult process, in which the high thermal conductivity of the metal combined with the low melting point can easily result in burn-through of the piece. Operators need to manage the temperature of the metal, preventing burning of the aluminium whilst managing a thorough and strong joint. Oxides need to be cleaned off the surface of the metal to be joined; their higher melting temperature can result in the filler metal not penetrating. The metal must be pre-heated to avoid cracks, and the weld needs to be performed 'hot and fast' to mitigate the effects of high conductivity. In arc welding, use of aluminium wire as a filler metal can prove difficult as it may buckle, inhibiting feeding. All of these factors mean that you should use a company with a proven record in aluminium welding. ADS laser have a highly skilled, experienced welding team near Peterborough who can handle the demands of welding aluminium, whether independent or as follow-on for a cutting job.
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