Welding aluminum is proof that technology and modern manufacturing come with certain advantages. Nowadays our manufacturing methods have evolved and we can build items that just a few years ago would have been impossible.
Manufacturing applications are challenging but we continue to develop tools and techniques to make our life easier. Such is the case with TFT Milling Discs.
We now have a much better and safer way to manufacture aluminum made equipment. Operations where beveling, back gouging, fillet welds, weld repair, leveling and weld preparation are necessary.
Using the Wrong Tool for Welding Aluminum
Some users have resorted to circular saw blades and have used them in angle grinders. At a glance this seems viable, however not only is it extremely dangerous but is also forbidden by OSHA in the USA. Simply put, the risk of a kick-back is huge and the accidents are consistently happening, even causing death.
At TFT-PNEUMATIC we understand workers need to perform beveling, back gouging, fillet welds, weld repair, leveling and weld preparation in welding aluminum and other materials. This is why we offer a specialized disc designed to be used in angle grinders that does not kick back regardless of whatever position it is put in, and is efficient and long-lasting. It can also be resharpened up to 9 times depending on the type of disc.
We consider it to be the perfect weld preparation tool, not only for aluminum but also for Inconel, Ni-Cr alloys, stainless steel, Titanium, Duplex, Super Duplex, Magnesium, and other applications.
Depending on the material each disc has been engineered with different numbers of teeth, max RPMs, pitch, material and surface coatings in order to be material-specific and maximize safety, speed, lifespan, and overall experience. Feel free to reach out t us and discuss specific applications, we would love to hear from you.
See the video above where the Operator is trying to get the disc to “catch” and the tool to kickback by positioning sideways along the groove. With this TFT Milling disc getting the tool to kick back, even in the worse circumstances is virtually impossible.