TIG WELDING 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING


tig welding 101
Tig Welding 101


Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, more commonly referred to as TIG Welding is one of the most difficult processes to master. It's also one of the most in demand. and highest paying skills you can have in welding.


Today we're going to take you step-by-step through the basics of TIG welding. You'll learn how to setup your equipment, what machine parameters do and welding technique.


ADVANTAGES OF TIG WELDING


Before we dive into the ins and outs of setting up your TIG machine, lets first talk about why TIG welding would be chosen as opposed to other, quicker processes.


Precision

The reason TIG welding is the most used process in aerospace, racing, and nuclear power is because it is far more precise than other portable processes. TIG allows the operator to control the amount of heat going into the part with a variable amp controller. The ability to weld as low as 1 amp, makes this process unlike any other.


Weld Any Material

Other processes are limited in what materials they can weld. For example, you can't stick weld copper. You can't MIG weld Titanium. You can't flux core weld Aluminum. With TIG, you can weld any material. on the planet, as long as it's weldable.


Weld Cleanliness

TIG is an extremely clean process. There is no spatter, no flux, no smoke and nothing that needs to be cleaned up. after the weld is completed.


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