An Overview of TIG Welding

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At AccuSpec Fabrication, we offer a wide range of metal fabrication services, including welding. Even within the area of welding, we offer choices, as our technicians are trained in both MIG and TIG welding techniques.

An Overview of TIG Welding

In this article, we’ll focus on TIG welding, providing a basic overview of this method and how it works.

  • Basics – The acronym TIG stands for Tungsten Inert Gas. This technique uses a tungsten electrode to create an electrical arc between the torch and the welding materials (both the metal pieces and the sacrificial rod used to join them). The heat of the electrical arc melts and fuses the metal workpieces together and can be used to join them into just about any configuration you want. TIG welding equipment also uses more gas to shield the arc area, protecting the weld pool and the tungsten tip.
  • Applications – In general, TIG welding is used for projects involving thinner materials and ones that require greater precision. Our team uses this method whenever we need to do delicate work or when we are working with non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, nickel, etc. (Although this technique can be used on iron and steel as well.) TIG welding is used extensively in the making of aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, door handles, scientific equipment, and much more.

If you want to learn more about our TIG welding services, feel free to contact our team today to get the information you are looking for. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.