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

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 (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 Aluminum With Square Wave Alternating Current

TIG welding 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 surface cleaning produced by … 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 Welders

Lincoln Precision Tig Welder 225  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… Read … 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