How to Clean Aluminum Before Welding (Two Steps)

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Cleaning aluminum before welding is a vital step in preparing the metal to prevent corrosion and other problems.  So how do you clean aluminum before welding? This preparation step contains two major steps: Degrease the aluminum so that no residual contaminants or moisture remains. This process removes substances from the surface of the aluminum that … Read more

11 Tips for TIG Welding Aluminum with DC

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When TIG welding aluminum, alternating current (or “AC”) is almost always used. Alternating current has a scrubbing effect on the surface, breaking up oxides that limit weld quality. However, it is possible to TIG weld aluminum with direct current (also called “DC”). Sometimes, DC is a better choice to TIG weld aluminum. How and when … Read more