Basics of Tig Welding
Tig welding means Tungsten Inert Gas. This type of welding requires a non-consumable tungsten. The filler metal is added by hand. Shielding gas protects the weld and the tungsten. Tig welding produces clean welds that are of very high quality. Tig welding allows welding of more metals than any other welding process. With Tig welding you can weld steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, and gold. Tig welding allows you to heat up or cool down the weld puddle. If the metal is being welded clean, then there will be no sparks produced.
There is no smoke or fumes with Tig welding. With Tig welding you must establish an arc and then create a weld puddle. Then the filler metal can be added. The torch is left over the weld puddle allowing it to cool. Sometimes clamping may be required. This is only if the work piece cannot be supported during the welding process. Positioning of the Tig torch is very important for different kinds of joints. The recommended gas for Tig welding is called Argon. Tig welding allows you to sucessfully weld sheet metal. Safety guides are available for Tig welding because safety would be your number one priority.
People who are not very experienced at Tig welding may run into a few problems. You must always have enough gas flow when it comes to Tig welding. Make sure you use the proper size tungsten. No flux is required for Tig welding. Flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead welds can be made.