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: email@example.com
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.
automatic arc welding, argon-arc welding,titanium alloys, consumable electrode, nonconsumable electrode, oxygen-free fluxes, flux-cored wire
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