Indalco is dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality, consistent, aluminum welding wire available anywhere in the world. In fact, Indalco maintains a unique position in the aluminum welding wire market. Because we are the only manufacturer in the world that melts and casts our own redraw rod, Indalco has complete control of the manufacturing process from start to finish. This competitive advantage allows Indalco to tightly control and refine the alloys’ chemical composition to exacting tolerances, ensuring premium quality aluminum wire products and consistent welding performance.
The surface finish of aluminum MIG wire is the greatest indicator of an electrode’s performance and consistency during welding. A poor surface finish causes a variety of welding problems and interruptions such as poor feedability, premature liner wear, reduced contact tip life, porosity, dirty welds and burnbacks. These welding interruptions increase your manufacturing costs and reduce productivity. At Indalco, our focus is on manufacturing the smoothest and most uniform surface finish possible - one that is clean and free of contamination and hydrocarbons. The consistent feedability of our wire is accomplished through use of advanced wire drawing technology and a proprietary triple shaving process. All Indalco wire goes through a unique testing and control process consisting of three steps:
1. Surface Finish Testing
2. Feedability Testing, and
3. Weldability Testing.
An SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) is used to inspect and control the wire’s surface finish and cleanliness, ensuring the best surface finish possible and superior welding performance. The end result is the best X-Ray Quality, aluminum welding wire manufactured anywhere in the world.