New Welding Technology Takes Hi-End Aluminum Frames To Next Level

LOS ANGELES, USA – A team of the University of California (UCLA) has developed a new welding technology for high quality aluminum. It takes alloy frames to the next level as it offers the possibility to weld AA7075 alloy. This brings superlight and superstrong frames able to compete with the ones made of carbon. Does it offer opportunities for a new generation of e-MTBs?
Grad student Maximilian Sokoluk (left), laboratory mechanic Travis Widick and Prof. Xiaochun Li, with a prototype welded AA7075 bicycle frame. – Photo UCLA