Welding aluminum with an electrode
Greetings from Schweißfan,
Can aluminum be welded with an electrode?
The answer to this question is a resounding yes. In my opinion, you can even weld aluminum really well with electrodes. I tested how it works and simply ordered a few Arno electrodes. I also wanted to know whether you can really do this at home.
Basically, I started as normal, as I always weld electrodes, but I immediately realized that it was a bit different. The worst thing for me at the beginning was that I couldn’t get the electrode to ignite. In retrospect, I realized that it makes sense to heat the material beforehand, which makes the electrode ignite much better.
Next, it’s really hard to recognize at the beginning how exactly the molten bath behaves. It took me 3-4 electrodes to recognize it exactly. At first, the whole thing looked extremely plastic, like a powder coating, for example.
I had a bit of a hard time with that at the beginning. The more electrodes I welded, the better the whole thing became. After testing it, I realized that it can also be used really well in the private home. Of course, it always depends on what exactly you have in mind.
Whether it is only about repair and a few notebooks. Or whether you really want to create visually attractive weld seams. And last but not least, as always, the whole thing is a matter of practice. I think someone who really knows electronics on a daily basis can easily weld aluminum electrodes. And with great results.
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Of course, I also recorded my first attempts in video form – just take a look. YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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