2016 №06 (16) DOI of Article
2016 №06 (18)

The Paton Welding Journal 2016 #06
The Paton Welding Journal, 2016, #5-6, 98-103 pages

Hybrid technologies of welding aluminium alloys based on consumable electrode arc and constricted arc

A.A. Grinyuk2, 3, V.N. Korzhik1, 2, V.E. Shevchenko1, 2, A.A. Babich2 and S.I. Peleshenko4

1 Chinese-Ukrainian E.O. Paton Institute of Welding (Guangdong General Research Institute of Industrial Technology, Guangzhou Research Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Changxing Str., Tianhe, 510650, Guangzhou, PRC. E-mail:
2E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU, 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:
3NTUU «Kiev Polytechnic Institute», 6/2 Dashavskaya Str., 03056, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:
4South China University of Technology, 510641, Guangzhou, PRC. E-mail:
Main stages of development of equipment and technology of hybrid consumable-electrode plasma-arc (plasma-MIG) welding of aluminium alloys are analyzed. Main design solutions at development of torches for hybrid plasma-MIG welding are shown, i.e. transition from rod anode in hybrid torch plasma part to ring anode. Application of ring anode simplifies the design of hybrid torch for plasma-MIG welding and improves arc contact. The paper presents the advantages of the process of hybrid plasma-MIG welding with coaxial wire feed compared to traditional inert-gas consumable-electrode welding. 23 Ref., 15 Figures.
Keywords: hybrid plasma-arc welding, consumable electrode, coaxial wire feed, aluminium alloys, constricted arc
Received:                18.04.16
Published:               19.07.16
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