How to Use a MIG Welder to Weld Aluminum?

Answer MIG welding aluminum is slightly more difficult than welding most metals. Because of its softness, aluminum wire is difficult to push through a wire feed; thus, you must use a spool gun to reduce t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Use a MIG Welder to Weld Aluminum

Can you use a MIG welder to weld aluminum?

MIG welding uses a spool of steel wire that is heated and melted through an electrically charged machine. It can be used on aluminum, stainless steel and mild steel. It does not work on rust, paint... Read More »

Will a Century arc welder weld aluminum?

According to Lincoln Electric, a MIG welder like the Century ARC Welder is capable of welding aluminum. According to Jim Harris, the Product Manager at Lincoln, "home welding enthusiasts who have e... Read More »

What kind of welder do I need to weld aluminum?

A tungsten inert gas (TIG) welder, also called a gas tungsten arc welder (GTAW), is the best method of welding aluminum. Aluminum can also be welded with a metal inert gas (MIG) welder, stick welde... Read More »

Will an arc welder weld aluminium?

An arc welder can be used to weld aluminum. Arc welding uses heat from an electric arc to fuse metals together. The arc welder heats the edges of the aluminum metals where they soften and melt. New... Read More »