When the mass available to perform a function becomes a strong constraint it is possible to find standard mechanical solutions. The use of 7th series aluminum alloys for welded components is a solution, even with standard welding processes.
7th serie aluminium welding
A year of testing and implementation of welded coupons, weld maturation study, has enabled us to develop welding procedures with obtaining 65% of the mechanical properties of the base material in the weld without using the FSW process.
- Aluminium used: 7019.
- Thikness of plates: 8 to 25 mm.
- Weight of the part: 560 kg.
- Weight of a same strentght part in steel: 1000 kg.
- Customer: AREVA.