Aluminum is often regarded as one of the trickiest materials to master. However, it was a perfect choice for the project due to its light composition and post-surface treatment elegance, harmonizing well with the wooden parts of Shelfie. The challenge was to create beautiful welds parallel to the aluminum pipes under strict appearance requirements without any spare parts available – everything had to be welded correctly with the right parameters on the very first try.
With years of welding experience, Kemppi welding instructors Hannu Saarivirta and Olli Keskinen were up for the task, providing Kerimov with the tools, settings, and expertise required. The welding was successfully conducted with Kemppi’s MasterTig MLS 2300ACDC with excellent end results, exactly how Kerimov had hoped. With neat welds, the aluminum would require less time spent on surface treatment.
Overall, Kerimov commended Kemppi equipment for its ease of use and suitability for such a specific project. In addition, he was very pleased with the positive response and help that he got from Kemppi to his project. Working with an industrial partner on the project gave a new perspective on the design process and the need to take into account how the product can be industrially manufactured and commercialized to a larger audience.
As for the future, Kerimov will continue with his Master of Arts degree studies at Aalto University while setting up a multidisciplinary company that operates on different fields of art.