Tungsten inert gas welding or TIG welding is a special type of welding that uses a tungsten electrode and gas, especially argon gas, to transfer heat to the metal when welding.
Argon gas works in a special way because it protects the metal from air pollution, creating cleaner, higher-quality welds.
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This special type of electrode, known as the tungsten electrode and the combination of argon gas, is very effective in welding all types of metals, such as steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and many others.
TIG welding is typically used to weld household items such as motor mounts, fuses, weeds, and other products that need to be strong, durable, and require clean service. When welding TIG, it is very important to clean the surface first before starting to weld metal.
It is important to clean before starting this type of welding to ensure there are no sparks and to prevent fumes from escaping during welding.
For metals such as aluminum, which are particularly susceptible to contamination, additional precautions must be taken to ensure they are kept clean before and during the welding process.
This welding process does not require slagging and therefore this type of welding is a cleaner type of welding. And in terms of the number of sparks, this type of welding helps the welder determine the amount of filler metal to add to the weld pool to ensure maximum cleanliness.
Another reason why this welding process is so important is its high flexibility, which means the welder can be in any position, either up or down.