Gas welding of aluminum or other alloys is a snap with the HTS-2000 brazing rod. Many machine shops and repair shops who used to use Tig welding machines, heli-arc machines, and welding rods now rave about our second-generation brazing rods for gas welding that they use with a simple torch such as propane or mapp gas, a turbo tip, or oxy-acetylene.
Usually, when reactive metals such as aluminum are gas welded, they need to be covered with flux in order to exclude oxygen from the molten metal, keeping oxides from forming which in turn decrease the strength of the weld. With the HTS-2000 industrial-strength brazing rod, however, no flux is required for gas welding.
Because no welding machines are needed in gas welding, with our products it means much more portability for you. Your gas welding tank can be carried into the field for necessary repairs as needed and there is no need for an electrical outlet nearby. In addition, gas welding tanks are portable on a truck or a trailer, self sufficient and the equipment is relatively of low cost. Portability around a large shop is also important for those doing gas welding and our high-end brazing rod helps in this endeavor.
When combined with a gas welding torch, the HTS-2000 offers more tensile strength and elongation, the ability to penetrate past impurities like antifreeze, oil, and corrosion and a melting temperature 500-degrees less than that of aluminum. The welded area will become stronger than the surrounding base metal. In addition, gas welding with our industrial-strength brazing rod can be used to fabricate or repair trucks, tractors, diesel engines, automobiles, airplanes, motorcycles, aluminum boats, gutters, ladders, awnings, brackets and aluminum rivets.
When beginning your gas welding project, the flame can be directed to impinge primarily upon the thicker element which should absorb more heat. The thinnest element can be shielded in part from the flame by interposing our high-tech brazing rod as needed. The filler metal deposition rate is easily controlled by pushing or pulling the brazing rod from the tip of the welding gas flame.
For more detailed info of the many uses of the HTS-2000 brazing rod, please see our video.