Today, we are going to continue with the TIG Welding Tricks that you have learned last time! Learning has no limit! You will only need the determination and willingness to learn new things! Who knows? These tricks might help you when it comes to TIG welding! Did you know that you can use TIG welding using copper, titanium, or even two dissimilar metals? TIG is very helpful if you want to make complicated welds such as the s-curves, or welding on round objects. The meaning of TIG is Tungsten Inert Gas, because it is through a tungsten metal that heat is generated via an arc of electricity jumping from the tungsten metal which is otherwise known as the “electrode” to the metal you will be welding.
So from what a said, the electrode is very important so the first trick to TIG would be to have the right or correct electrode. This can make or break your weld. You would want to choose the pure tungsten rod. However, if it can’t seen to work for you, then you can choose from other tungsten alloys.
The preparation of the electrode doesn’t end there. You will need to grind the tungsten rod, especially if it is brand new. Make sure that the tip is rounded as you weld it. Keep in mind:
AC welding = balled or round rip = arc tends to wiggle
DC welding = pointed tip = smaller and directed arc
If you are done, place the electrode inside the electrode holder. Make sure that the tip of the electrode is 1/4″ away from the protective sheath.
If you are going to weld Aluminum, it would be advisable for you to use 100 percent Argon gas. However, if you are going to weld steel, mix Argon with Carbon Dioxide. What is the purpose of the shielding gas? Welders use this to prevent corrosion of the weld due to oxidization.
Make sure that your welding table is flat and metallic. If it isn’t clean, you can use a wire brush to scrub the surfaces. However, don’t use the same brush when you are cleaning steel. Separate them.
Clamp down your metals so they won’t be moving around while you are welding.
Be sure to invest in some anti-spatter spray as well! TIG is known for causing a lot of spatters!
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