EN ISO 18595:2021

Resistance welding - Spot welding of aluminium and aluminium alloys - Weldability, welding and testing (ISO 18595:2021) EN ISO 18595:2021

Publication date:   Jun 15, 2021

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60.60 Standard published   Feb 10, 2021


CEN/TC 121 Welding and allied processes

European Norm

25.160.10   Welding processes



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This document specifies requirements for resistance spot welding in the fabrication of assemblies of aluminium sheet, extrusions (both work- and age-hardening alloys) and/or cast material comprising two or three thicknesses of metal, where the maximum single (sheet) thickness of components to be welded is within the range 0,6 mm to 6 mm.
This document is applicable to the welding of sheets or plates of dissimilar thickness where the thickness ratio is less than or equal to 3:1. It applies to the welding of three thicknesses where the total thickness is less than or equal to 9 mm.
Welding with the following types of machines is within the scope of this document:
— pedestal welding machines;
— gun welders;
— automatic welding equipment where the components are fed by robots or automatic feeding equipment;
— multi-welders;
— robotic welders.
Information on appropriate welding equipment is given in Annex A and on spot welding conditions in Annex B. The latter are for guidance only and can require modification depending on service conditions of the fabrication, type of welding equipment, characteristics of the secondary circuit, electrode material and geometry.
The welding of coated material, e.g. zinc-coated or anodized material, is outside the scope of this document.

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EN ISO 18595:2007


EN ISO 18595:2021
60.60 Standard published
Feb 10, 2021