It’s another Monday, and it is time to talk about TIG Welding Tips that will be super helpful for beginners! Hopefully, even if you have graduated from the novice stage, you will still find this article helpful and informative in your everyday welding work. There is always room for improvement, right?
Without further delay, let’s get on with today’s tips!
- It is important to first familiarize yourself with the process, which is in this case TIG welding. This process is manual and it requires the welder to really use both of his hands. You will need to invest a lot of practice and time to perfect this technique. MIG welding is easier compared to TIG welding. You can start your TIG on a 2mm or 3mm steel.
- TIG will require the use of three things which are heat, shielding gas, and filler metal. It is easy to join these three elements together. You will just have to – first – turn on the gas flow. Instantly, the gas will begin to flow and you will notice that the weld area has began projecting itself in the air. Hold the torch over the joint with the right distance. Not too close and not too far.
Then you will proceed to press the foot pedal and the TIG torch will begin to start an arc.The metal will them melt and will form into a puddle of metal. The welder – that’s you – will now move on to manually dip a welding wire to fill the joint.
- It is important for you to find a steady position. You see, one of the important things in TIG welding is the ability to control the distance between the tungsten and the work. Keep it at 1mm. Don’t be nervous. Relax. Controlling your muscles to relax will help you in controlling the torch
- Speaking of tungsten, be sure to choose the right one. However, it also depends on the surface that you are working on. Green tungsten is mostly used for aluminum, while the red tungsten is the one used for steel. The red one is a lot more popular than the green one. Please make sure that the tungsten isn’t too big or too little. A too big tungsten may cause too much heat which could warp or burn your work pieces.
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