1. TIG Welding of stainless steel

    In case a commercial welder decides to perform a TIG welding task with stainless steel on a stainless plate, there is a few things to consider. In case the welder tries to weld the two parts in a free state with no restraint, then at the end the plates will not be flat. Actually, the stainless steel will always warp when it is being welded. The role of the commercial welder here is to make everything possible for the distortion to be just to an acceptable level. In general, there are a few things that the TIG welder can do in order to minimize distortion when TIG welding stainless. The main thing is to make the puddle established as quickly as possible and get moving. The amperage should not be tapered any slower than needed.

    It is a fact that the stainless steel has a low thermal conductivity, and the heat builds up quickly, so the TIG welding stainless quickly make

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  2. Times When 309 Stainless-Steel Tig Rods Can Be An Equally Good Option When It Comes To Tig Welding Carbon Steel

    I once happened to work on a project where simple and easy carbon steel furnishings were designed everyday. They were regularly tig welded with the help of super missile weld rods by the welder. (A coined promotion term used for either 309 or the 312 stainless tog rods)

    Why so? In spite of these supports being much more costly than the simple and earlier 70s2, it was preferred more by the welder as they could weld combined steel more easily without developing porosity. Moreover, it was a blessing  when doors were opened to the welding place which triggered plenty of effervescent unless the above mentioned super missile rods were used.

    Then, when do we not make use of the 309 tig rods for tig welding carbon steel?

    What about keyed welds where er70 rods are prescribed?

    A firestorm over this problem is o

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  3. Tig Welding Anondized Aluminum- The Fundamentals

    TIG Welding Anodized Aluminum – The Fundamentals

    When you mention TIG welding anodized aluminum, one is reminded of poking a into a thin sheet of ice, leaving the water beneath undisturbed. Here, the solid sheet of oxide which is formed due to anodization procedure can be compared to the ice and the pulpy aluminum beneath is the water.

    Anodized aluminum is nothing but the basic aluminum which has been processed to create a thick sheet of oxides on its exterior. The base aluminum is a very soft and pulpy material which melts at about 1100áµ’ F, though the sheet of oxide is exceptionally hard (in some cases it can be as hard as diamonds) and melts at around 3600áµ’ F. The problem to weld anodized aluminum depends on the removal of the sheet of oxide avoiding to burn through the base of the aluminum.

    It is interesting that these elements of the layer of oxi

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  4. How to TIG weld low alloy and carbon steels, part 1

    TIG welders have specialized in welding of low alloy steels and carbon steel. In general, like every commercial welder will confirm, the TIG welding carbon steel is not difficult. Actually, the things become more complicated and more difficult when the carbon content increases. Here we should also mention the carbon equivalent. This is rather a long formula which takes into account the other elements in the welding process as well, including manganese, silicon, nickel, and copper, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, which all have a combined effect on the tendency of steels to harden upon quick cooling from an elevated temperature.

    The commercial welders, as well as the industrial welders know that a nice example of a familiar material is the 4130 chromoly. This material has approximately 30% carbon, however when the welder plugs in the other elements of the chemical composition, the carbon equivalent is approximately 60%.

    This is a big difference and is the reason

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  5. How to TIG weld low alloy and carbon steels, part 2

    The TIG welders know that different strategies could be used when welding carbon and low alloy steels versus when welding stainless steels. Any ac TIG welder will tell you that when welding carbon and low alloy high strength steels, the main consideration is in most cases with a minimum preheat temp along and comes with a minimum inter pass temperature.

    When the commercial welderis performing code welding of carbon and low alloy steels, if the carbon content or carbon equivalent is high enough, then a minimum preheat temperature is specified on the welding procedure. This low, even minimum preheat temperature slows the cooling rate and prevents the formation of brittle areas.

    The minimum interpass temerature is pretty much using the same concept as with the minimum preheat temp. The minimum preheat means that the part has to reach a certain level of tempe

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  6. The Solid Electrode Wires

    The solid metal wires were once used in the process of oxy fuel gas welding in order to add filler metal to the joint. The welding wires came in a straightened 1 m long length. One of the earliest electrodes that were used by the multiprocess welders in the process of arc  welding were bare and solid and came in length of 12 to 14 inches. In the years that followed the Arc welders, Stick welders, TIG welders, and MIG welders started using solid wire in coils which was used in the process of automatic arc welding.

    Later, it was also used in the processes of submerged arc welding, in electro-slag welding, as well as in gas metal arc welding where applied small-diameter electrode welding wires are.

    TIG welders, Arc welders, MIG welders, and Stick welders say that the

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  7. Longevity Tigweld 200SX Review


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  8. Properties of Metals Affected by Welding and Heat

    Every metal contains certain physical properties that can be altered or changed when welding occurs. Understanding what these properties are and how they may change will help us make adjustments to our process when we encounter problems. While each material has many different physical properties, which can change after welding, we will discuss the ones that are most altered by welding.

    Strength, can be altered drastically by welding. If the weld is made with too little heat, little penetration will occur. If the weld is made with too much heat we could destroy the chemistry of the base material. If the metal has prior heat treating history welding can have major effects. If the weld is made correctly, with the proper filler metal, it should meet or exceed the strength of the base material. The amount of heat the material sees will depend upon the welding process selected. For example, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or

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  9. MIG and TIG Guidelines for Aluminum Welding

    Reproduced courtesy of the Welding Design and Fabrication Magazine  

    These are guidelines for the selection of the right equipment for welding, applying the right technique, preparation of base materials and examining the weldments visually so as to ensure high-grade gas metal and also tungsten inert gas welding on any aluminum alloy.  Welding of aluminum alloys may prove to be quite challenging for even those experienced welding steels. Due to the lesser melting point and its greater thermal conductivity, aluminum alloys are easily prone for burn-through provided welders carry out specific procedures. Besides feeding the aluminum welding wires during the process of (GMAW) gas-metal-arc welding is a test since the wire has a lesser column strength, happens to be softer than steel and is prone to get entangled in the drive’s roll. In order to get over these difficult issues, operators would find that following the thumb rules and selection of equipment gui

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  10. How to Weld Sheet Metal With MIG and TIG

    For ages, fabricators have had a hard time welding sheet metal in an efficient and cost-productive way. They have to look at many factors such as equipment-investment vs. burn-through, weld appearance, warping, heat affected zones and more.

    However, welding sheet metal can be very efficient if they adopt the proper techniques.

    During Process Selection

    You want to prevent warping, burn-through and excessive heat zones when you decide to weld metal. All this and ensuring that your welded metal contains adequate mechanical strength for the purpose it will serve. For this you need controlled processes such as short circuit transfer GMAW, pulsed GMAW, pulsed GTAW and GTAW.

    GMAW Electrode and Shielding Gas Selection

    For this process, you need wires with the smallest diameter as feasible. They require the minimum amount of heat to melt. This prevents burn-through to a

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