DRIVERS AND TRENDS
Global energy constraints and the need to reduce environmental impact continue to drive development of new materials and design concepts to further reduce the weight of passenger cars and road transport vehicles.
Solutions from Lincoln Electric are designed to meet customer expectations for bodywork, chassis components, power train, exhaust and seat manufacturing. Smooth weld shapes, flattoe angles and few silicate islands are important in order to achieve extended fatigue life when high-speed welding on chassis components. By using the Rapid Arc® welding process with high alloy MIG-wires utilizing a very short arc all these requirements are met.
Joining materials of different wall thicknesses, bridging variable gap sizes, and controlling a large number of starts and stops are critical for seat manufacturing, and perfectly supported by the very stable arc performance of Supramig® welding wires.
For very critical joints with thin materials on body in white structures, STT® and Power Mode® lead the industry in low heat MIG-/MAG-processes and provide excellent results with very low spatter.
SUPERGLAZE® MIG 4043
POWER WAVE® S350 with Power Feed wire feeders
STT® with LF33 wire feeder
POWER WAVE® I400 with AUTODRIVE 4R100 wire feeder