Will arc welding aluminum last as long as other welding metals? Will arc welding aluminum last as long as other welding metals?
There are several different types of welding, including arc welding aluminum, and some methods of welding last longer than others. The condition that the welding is done under is a contributing factor to the durability of the welding as is the metal thickness. Arc welding aluminum does last longer than other conventional welding techniques. It is usually teamed with the MIG method of welding, which is best used on thick pieces of aluminum and done with a low heat. Using a combination of the two methods gives you better control of the molten pool if the aluminum thickness is quite thin, adds strength to the overall structure and reduces splattering.