2017 №02 (01) DOI of Article
2017 №02 (03)

Automatic Welding 2017 #02
Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #2, 2017, pp. 8-14
Argon-arc welding of titanium and its alloys using fluxes (Review)

S.V. Akhonin and V.Yu. Belous
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua  
In 1950–1980 PWI laid the scientific foundations of development of fluxes for welding and melting titanium and its alloys. Technology of automatic consumable electrode welding of titanium with application of oxygen-free fluxes was developed. Processes of tungsten electrode argon-arc welding over a layer of flux (TIG-F) and tungsten electrode welding with application of titanium flux-cored wire (TIG-FW) were developed. These methods expand the technological capabilities of tungsten electrode arc welding, provide high quality of titanium welded joints and guarantee absence of pores in welds. 17 Ref., 4 Tables, 9 Figures.
Keywords: automatic arc welding, argon-arc welding,titanium alloys, consumable electrode, nonconsumable electrode, oxygen-free fluxes, flux-cored wire
Received: 23.01.16
Published: 16.03.17
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