If you provide a unique product that demands high quality and uninterrupted supply, control is everything. The manufacturing process of aluminum welding wire is a perfect example. The wire must remain free of impurities to produce quality welds and timely procurement of raw material to create finished aluminum products can be risky business.
The company keeps a strict eye on quality throughout work shifts at all phases of production, beginning at the rod mill where an in-house metallurgist checks the chemistry of each cast several times. For example, a spectrometer measures the chemistry, and a scanning electron microscope provides 200x-plus magnification to examine wire surface quality. Other testing equipment detects the presence and quantity of impurities on the wire.
Range of welding materials (SFA-AWS A5.18): A1050, A4043, A5183, A5356