magnesium welding

Magnesium welding Summary

Magnesium welding - what exactly is it?

Do you have a broken magnesium part or are you planning a custom-made product where you need someone who can weld magnesium? This is exactly where we can help you to realize or save your project, your part. We have been practicing magnesium welding for a good 4 years now, almost every day.

In addition to magnesium welding, we specialize in the repair of aluminium parts and custom-made products. We often don’t even know what material a particular component is made of, but we see magnesium very often in everyday life. In the past, this was used a lot, for example in a Bulli T1, VW Beetle, and generally in motocross or motorsport on engine parts.

And at least 98% of the parts can be repaired and the magnesium welded to make it look like new again. On our YouTube channel or on Instagram, we show you what’s possible and how we fix it all.

So either you need our help and we help you with aluminum welding or you want to weld the whole thing yourself, then we can also help you with equipment or tips and tricks.

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magnesium welding: myths

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Unfortunately, there are many myths about magnesium welding that are not always positive. It’s precisely these myths that I want to dispel, which is why I’m clearing things up on my YouTube channel.

It is often said: “Magnesium alloys cannot be welded”. There are many statements that are not true. Magnesium welding has nothing to do with conventional welding, which is known from metal construction or steel construction. The normal specialist welding companies weld MAG and more in steel or stainless steel. There are not that many companies that can really weld aluminum and therefore not many aluminum welders.

But I can tell you that so much is possible in this area! And if you take a close look around you in your environment or everyday life, you will see that there are a lot of things made of aluminum.

What can you weld with magnesium?

In the past, a lot was made of magnesium because it was easy to produce a very lightweight component with this material. This means that the components with a high magnesium alloy content were much lighter in weight compared to pure aluminum.

That’s why this happened a lot in motor sports, for example, but also in aircraft construction. Motor sport, for example in car rallying or motocross and enduro, many engine parts were made of a magnesium alloy.

VW has also produced some things from this government, for example the transmission bell housing of the VW Beetle and Bulli T1 are made from a magnesium government. But Porsche from the seventies or eighties also used magnesium alloys for engine parts or housings.

But magnesium was also used in aircraft construction long before that, namely during the war. In other words, they needed a very low weight and concentrated on magnesium, and of course many of the aircraft’s components were made of a magnesium alloy.

What you need to consider when welding magnesium

For a component made of a magnesium alloy, it is of course important that you have the right filler material. Because it does not work with a normal ALMG 5 because the magnesium content is far too low. This means that you don’t get the stability in the component that you should of course tell.

Besides, I always say it’s a mixture of cast aluminum and soldering. You really have to find an exact temperature, by which I mean ampere number, with which you can best weld the component. If you get too hot here, you will burn the material and you will not create an optimal connection. Here you have to be very familiar with the welding process and weld at the right temperature.

Magnesium also tends to form pores quickly. Here you really always have to make sure that you clean the whole thing as well as possible. Even between the welding seams, for example when you throw several layers on top of each other, clean the whole thing again and again. If the material is very dirty, you can always see exactly how the pores have to be closed before you apply the new filler material.

Another advantage

We can secure the trust you place in us with an order by giving you a varied insight into our company. We have a media presence that lets you take a look behind the scenes. You can find videos / photos and reports on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and you can also listen to our podcast.

Does the aluminum tank have a leak? Whether it’s a crack in the tank or a leak – I’ll locate it and weld the classic car tank. Then check for leaks in the test. Are any other aluminum parts broken and in need of repair? Various welding techniques enable the restoration of major and minor damage to aluminum vehicle parts.

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Does the aluminum tank have a leak? Whether it’s a crack in the tank or a leak – I’ll locate it and weld the classic car tank. Then check for leaks in the test. Are any other aluminum parts broken and in need of repair? Various welding techniques enable the restoration of major and minor damage to aluminum vehicle parts.

Get to know me and my working methods so that you can see the quality and tidiness for yourself. Screwdrivers and tinkerers can learn valuable things here and of course it never gets boring. Become part of the community!

… and enjoy tinkering with the old machines! Get your parts delivered reliably and never again have trouble with aluminum parts that need repair! We will be happy to help you with welding technology and find a solution for your classic car collector’s items. To be able to reinstall them in their original condition. Cast aluminum, stainless steel & steel welding. We are specialized in this field and have years of experience to help and advise you.

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The classic car market has a lot to offer and we are keen to support your project. The wide range of classic cars are always exciting projects that we like to have on our welding table.

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