Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional



If you're a DIY kind of person, I'm sure you've dabbled with stick welding on mild steel and/or stainless steel. Some of you may also have used oxy acetylene to heat, cut or weld the same metals. I think we have all at some point had a need to weld, or wanted to weld aluminium. Those of you that have tried using the above methods have experienced first hand how 'impossible' it is to do. Welding Aluminium is very different to welding mild or stainless steel.

The course I am offering is aimed at the beginner aluminium welder. If you have never welded anything at all, it will be a relatively steep learning curve - but not impossible. This basic course is held over one day (on a Saturday), in Johannesburg, and will cover everything you will need to enable you to understand and eventually master the process. Included in the course will be tons of tips and tricks you can use to achieve your goals.

The course will involve some relevant theory, practical demonstrations, and plenty of welding time. General classes will consist of a maximum of 10 - 12 people, with smaller groups, (or one on one classes) also available on request.


1   Welding machines
2   Machine setup
3   Gases used
4   Tungsten types
5   Tungsten sharpening
6   Aluminium alloys
7   Aluminium properties
8   Filler metal

  9   Weld metal preparation
10   Cleaning materials
11   Torch setup
12   Puddle formation and control
13   Torch angle and control
14   Methods to feed filler rod
15   Weld termination
16   Gas pre and post flow

                         Essential Items To Bring With You

Bring some sensible clothing (long sleeves), a pair of welding gloves and a welding helmet. The best helmets to use for TIG welding are the 'auto darkening' types. If you do not have a welding helmet, it can be sourced for you at a discounted price - please request this at the time of application. If you have your own portable aluminium TIG welder, bring it along so you can learn on your own machine - also allowing you more arc time in the class. Gas will be supplied to each welding machine in the class. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments as these will not be supplied.

Any other equipment needed, from welding machines through to filler rod can be sourced at discounted prices for our students or customers.

083 601 2111