Can Your Welding Machine TIG Weld Aluminum?

A considerable number of people ask about welding machine requirements in order to TIG weld aluminum with direct current. TIG weld Aluminum with Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP) or DC(+) Can you TIG weld aluminum without AC and a High-Frequency box? Yes, you can actually weld aluminum with a low-cost DC power supply. It doesn’t make it any … Read more

How to TIG Weld Stainless Steel Effectively: Preventing Carbide Precipitation

In order to effectively weld stainless steel with tungsten inert gas welding process, it is important to consider carbide precipitation. TIG Weld Stainless Steel : Carbide Precipitation What is Carbide Precipitation? Carbide precipitation occurs when the chrome and carbon in 300 series stainless steel are drawn out of the material and react with the atmosphere. It occurs … Read more

Tig Welding Aluminum

Gas tungsten arc welding, or TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) arc welding process is a commonly used process for welding of low thicknesses of aluminum and aluminum alloys. This article discusses TIG welding of aluminum with three methods – with alternating current, with direct current straight polarity, and with square wave alternating current. Welding With Alternating Current … Read more

TIG Welding (GTAW)

This article talks about the basics of tig welding, starting from what is tig welding, the principles of tig welding process, shielding gas used in tig welding, and advantages of tig welding. What is TIG Welding? TIG welding is also called Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. It is a welding process in which joining of metals … Read more

The Art of TIG Welding Stainless Steel

In this article we shall see some basics of TIG welding stainless steel, commonly used fillers used for various grades of stainless steel. This is followed by a few hands-on tips to achieve a good TIG weld on stainless steel. This is followed by a small discussion on how to avoid distortion and cracking in … Read more

Miller TIG Welder: Miller Diversion 180: Ac/Dc Tig Welder

The Miller Tig Welder Diversion 180: Ac/Dc is an easy-to-use TIG welder for the personal user, the Diversion™ 180 can connect to 115V or 230V power and features a digital display for accurate adjustment of weld settings. Miller TIG Welder Multi Voltage Plug Use It On 115 AND 230 Volt Input Power Miller’s Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP™) allows you to … Read more

TIG Welding Aluminum With Square Wave Alternating Current

TIG welding (or GTAW welding) of aluminum with square wave alternating current differs from conventional balanced wave TIG welding in the type of waveform used. With a square wave, the time of current flow in either direction is adjustable from 20 to 1. In square wave gas tungsten arc welding, there are the advantages of … 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

TIG Welding Stainless Steel Basics

In comparison with the welding of mild steel, for example, the austenitic stainless steels have several characteristics that require some revision of welding procedures that are considered standard for mild steel. The melting point of the austenitic grades stainless steels is lower, so less heat is required to produce fusion. 300 Series stainless steel electrical … Read more

Tig Welding Stainless Steel

Known as 300 series, austenitic stainless steels are the most commonly welded. These chrome nickel steels, in contrast to lower-cost stainless have more alloys and are “non magnetic” (Exception, types 310 – 330). Austenitic grades of stainless steel typically contain a minimum of 16-26% chromium and 6-22% nickel. 308 Grade stainless steel, for example, is … Read more