Standard: AA T10
GUIDELINES TO RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING ALUMINUM AUTOMOTIVE SHEET
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Resistance welding is one of the most useful and practical methods of joining automotive components because it is suitable for volume production and reduces unit cost. Most wrought aluminum alloys, both the heat treatable and non-heat treatable types, can be resistance welded. Resistance spot welding is widely used in joining aluminum automotive components for both passenger and commercial vehicles. Typical applications include complete truck cabs, air vent cowls, air cleaner components, passenger car hoods, deck lids and load floors.
The spot welding process for aluminum is being refined for the very high volume production rates required in the manufacture of passenger cars. The aluminum industry, through continuing research, is facing the challenge of improving the methods for resistance welding aluminum. This guide provides process design and control information for spot welding of wrought aluminum alloys having thickness from 0.63 to 3.2 mm (0.025 to 0.125 in.). A glossary of terms is included on page 15 of this publication for reference.
|Organization:||The Aluminum Association Inc.|
|Document Number:||aa t10|
|Most Recent Revision:||YES|