Picture this: You’re a metal fabricator tasked with creating a heating element for an industrial oven.

The good news? You have a variety of metals to choose from. However, you need a material that can withstand high temperatures and resist oxidation.

That’s where Kanthal alloys come in. So, why choose percussion welding to join the Kanthal components together?

1. Strong and Durable Welds

Percussion welding creates a strong and durable bond essential for Kanthal alloys used for heaters. These alloys need to withstand high temperatures and resist corrosion. With percussion welding, you can create a quality weld that is as strong as the parent metal. The result is that the Kanthal alloy remains intact – even under extreme conditions.

2. No Need for Filler Material

This type of welding doesn’t need filler material, which is particularly beneficial for Kanthal alloys because they’re often used for heating elements in furnaces and other high-temperature applications. Filler materials, on the other hand, can react with the Kanthal alloy, which would compromise its strength and durability. With percussion welding, you can create a clean, strong, and durable weld without the need for filler material.

3. Quick and Efficient Welding

Percussion welding is fast and efficient, which makes it ideal for Kanthal alloys used in high-volume production environments. The MTI percussion welder system, for example, can produce up to 100 welds per minute. In other words, you can now produce large quantities of Kanthal alloy parts quickly and efficiently, reducing production time and costs.

4. No Distortion or Deformation

With a percussion welder, you can achieve a clean and precise weld without the risk of introducing any distortion or deformation to the Kanthal alloy. This is especially important in applications where high temperatures and frequent thermal cycling causes the heating elements to expand and contract. Remember, a poorly welded connection could lead to performance issues or even failure over time.

5. Suitable for Dissimilar Metals

Because percussion welding can be used to join dissimilar metals, it’s also ideal for Kanthal alloys which are often used in combination with other metals. This is important for applications where different metals are required to achieve specific properties. Some examples include corrosion resistance, strength, and durability.

Need to produce large quantities of Kanthal alloy parts but are short on time? With its ability to create strong and durable welds, quick and efficient welding, and suitability for dissimilar metals, percussion welding is an excellent choice for anyone working with Kanthal alloys.

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