TIG welding

What is TIG welding?

TIG welding belongs to electric arc welding. Just like MIG/MAG welding. Electric arc welding is a welding process in which a very high quality of welding can be achieved. The expertise and skill of the welder is very important here. TIG stands for Tungsten Inert Gas and is also known as GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding). Tungsten is the English name for the Dutch term tungsten.

TIG welding is mainly used in thin sheet of aluminum, stainless steel and steel. In addition, the TIG welding process is extremely suitable for applying primers.

TIG Welding Process

This is a welding process in which the heat is obtained by drawing an electric plasma arc between the tungsten electrode and the workpiece. At the same time, a wire is brought close to the weld pool, which serves as an additive material. An inert shielding gas is added from the gas nozzle to protect the molten bath against external influences.

TIG welding requires a lot of skill from the welder, because you often have to work with two hands. One to add the welding wire and the other to hold the welding torch. A good alternative to TIG welding is MIG welding, which also works with inert gas, because the wire is fed automatically and at the same time serves as an electrode.