Audi: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing

Audi: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Audi has to say.

Welding general information is located in the Body Repair, Body Collision Repair manual. Here you can find a Replacement Joining Procedures chart that explains what types of welds should be used to replace factory welds.

For example, the manual specifies that where "laser soldering" is used on steel in production, "MIG soldering" (brazing) is not approved for Audi AG vehicles. The Body Repair, Body Collision Repair manual also states that MIG brazing is not used in the repair of aluminum parts which were brazed from factory. The chart also specifies to pay attention to welding information in the vehicle-specific repair manuals.

It is important to note that MIG brazing should only be used where indicated in a vehicle-specific repair manual or where specified by the OEM to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Audi information, check out the Audi OEM Information page.

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