Welding Nonferrous Metals

Provided by: ToolingU

“Welding Nonferrous Metals” defines nonferrous metals, describes a range of nonferrous metals and their properties, and discusses best welding practices for each type. The nonferrous metal label encompasses a wide range of metals with varying mechanical and physical properties, all of which require different approaches when welding. Though less common than ferrous metals, nonferrous metals are used in a wide range of applications that require welding. Understanding nonferrous metals and their welding processes is essential for any welder. After completing this class, a user will be able to identify the various nonferrous metals, explain their properties, and describe the best welding approach for each type of metal.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe nonferrous metals
  • Describe common nonferrous metals
  • Describe how the properties of nonferrous metals relate to weldability
  • Describe grain structure of metals
  • Describe the effect of welding heat on nonferrous metals
  • Describe various heat treatments used for nonferrous metals
  • Describe aluminum and aluminum alloys
  • Describe welding practices for aluminum and aluminum alloys
  • Describe copper and copper alloys
  • Describe welding practices for copper
  • Describe welding practices for copper alloys
  • Describe magnesium and magnesium alloys
  • Describe nickel and nickel alloys
  • Describe zinc and zinc alloys
  • Describe titanium and titanium alloys
  • Describe various refractory metals
  • Describe welding processes for refractory metals.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including engineers, technicians and managers, particularly handling welding operations.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Welding, Nonferrous Metals

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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