Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, also called gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create the weld. The region being welded and the electrode are protected from oxidation or other atmospheric debasement by an inert shielding gas (argon or helium). Normally, a filler metal is also used, though some welds, referred to as autogenous welds, do not require it. When helium is used, this is known as heliarc welding.
TIG welding benefits include:
- Superior Quality Weld Beads
- Long-term Cost Effectiveness
- Inherent Corrosion Resistance
- Welds Can be Made with or without Filler Metal
- Precise Control of Welding Variables
- Clean Weld Areas, Free of Spatter
- Lower Heat Affected Zone and Metal Distortion
TIG welding is often used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloys. The process allows for greater operator control over the weld than other processes such as shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding. This grants stronger, higher quality welds.
Industries that TIG welding is often employed in include:
With over 250 years of combined experience, Our TIG welding shop’s world-class technicians are adapted to provide unique welding solutions to meet the needs of each customer. We maintain a 70,000 square feet of office, design engineering, manufacturing, fabrication and distribution space in one strategic central location.
Types of weld joints we can achieve include:
- Butt Joint Welding
- Lap Joint Welding
- Edge Joint Welding
- T-Joint Welding
- Corner Joint Welding
- Double-V Preparation Joints
- Single-U and Double-U Preparation Joints
- Multipass Welds
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