View Full Version : Alumaloy?
02-12-2004, 02:20 PM
Has anyone heard of Alumaloy? it's supposed to be easier to use with a propane torch and is just as stong as the regular welding stuff. I dont have much knowledge of welding. I need to fabricate a mount for a snow plow and i'm weighing my options out. Alumaloy (www.alumaloy.net)
02-12-2004, 02:35 PM
This sounds like the stuff previously posted
02-12-2004, 02:45 PM
What kind of snow plow? How heavy? Where is the mount and what are the load paths?
Alumaloy has been sold under many trade names over the years. See the post under "aluminum brazing" elsewhere for more info. It's a high zinc rod with a melt point around 730 degrees F. Since aluminum melts around 1100 F, it's basically a brazing rod. It will do light duty stuff like storm window frames and pot metal repairs as explained on the referenced post. It will tend to be brittle and won't take much load or flexure and probably won't have much corrosion resistance.
I have doubts that stuff brazed with this would make a good mount, but without more detailed information, maybe a picture or two, it's impossible to really tell.
02-17-2004, 09:44 PM
For sticking aluminum together, i personally use either Aladdin 3 in 1, or HTS 2000, I repaired an aluminum step ladder with HTS 2000, and am not afraid to stand on it !
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