TIG welding versus MIG welding

TIG welding versus MIG welding machines MIG welding machines can make quick work of those around the house projects.  With a basic configuration, you have your MIG welding machine set up with “gasless” filler material commonly known as “Flux Core“.  It welds ok, but you find that if you want “clean” results you need a bottle of Argon/Co2 75/25% … Read more

TIG Welding Process

TIG Welding Process requires careful keeping in mind of several things such as torch angle, filler metal angle, grinding the tungsten electrode for preparing it for welding. This article covers some of these and includes some tips for tig welding stainless steel at the end. Things To Keep In Mind When TIG Welding Position TIG … Read more

TIG Welding (GTAW)

**TIG Welding or Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) **is a process in which the joining of metals is produced by heating with an arc between a tungsten (non-consumable) electrode and the work. Shielding gas is used, normally argon. TIG welding is normally done with pure tungsten or tungsten alloy rod, but multiple electrodes are sometimes used. … Read more

TIG Welding Equipment

The basic features of TIG welding equipment used in TIG welding are shown in figure 10-33. The major components required for TIG welding are:  TIG Welding Equipment : Includes (1) the TIG welding machine, or power source (2) the TIG welding electrode holder and the tungsten electrode (3) the TIG welding shielding gas supply and controls (4) Several optional accessories are … Read more

TIG Welding Process Principles

Before TIG welding begins, all oil, grease, paint, rust, dirt, and other contaminants must be removed from the welded areas. This may be accomplished by mechanical means or by the use of vapor or liquid cleaners. Striking the arc may be done by any of the following methods:  Touching the electrode to the work momentarily and quickly … Read more

TIG Welding Advantages

TIG Welding is the most popular method for welding aluminum, stainless steel, and nickel-base alloys. It produces top-quality welds in almost all metals and alloys used in the welding industry. Some of the tig welding advantages are: The process provides more precise control of the weld than any other arc welding process because the arc … Read more

TIG Welding Shielding Gas

With the TIG welding process, shielding gases are required to protect the welding area from gases in the atmosphere including oxygen and nitrogen, which can create fusion defects, porosity, and embrittlement in the metal to be welded, if they come in contact with the welding metal, electrode or arc. The shielding gas also transfers heat from the … Read more

Tungsten Electrode Selection

The selection and preparation of tungsten electrodes for TIG Welding or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to use for a particular application depends on many variables, including the type of material to be welded, the welding amperage, and the type of weld, among other factors. Tungsten Electrode Diameters And Lengths Tungsten Electrodes are available in a variety of … Read more

Aluminum TIG Welding Rods

4043 Aluminum TIG welding rods – are uncoated aluminum TIG welding rods that are good for general Aluminum TIG welding. 4043 Aluminum TIG welding filler rods can be used to weld the following Aluminum alloys: 1100, 5052, 6061, and 356 aluminum castings. It is most often used to weld the 6XXX series of alloys. The silicon addition improves puddle … Read more

Lincoln Precision Tig Welder 225

The*** Lincoln Precision TIG Welder*** 225 gives you the “Power to Perform”, for general fabrication, automotive/motorsports, vocational schools, or serious hobby work. Micro-Start™ II Technology delivers precision arc performance to improve arc starting, welding and weld cratering. Features like patented Auto-Balance™ and a built-in simple pulse control make the Precision TIG 225 easy to use. … Read more