PART THREE Basics of TIG welding
THE THIRD IN A SERIES ON HOW TO WELD
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) — also commonly known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding — is a welding process that produces an electric arc between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the parent metal that is being welded.
TIG can be used to weld mild steel, high-tensile steels, stainless steels of all grades, nickel chrome alloys, Monel nickel copper alloys, Inconel, titanium, aluminium, magnesium, brass, bronze, copper, and many space-age metals. Even gold can be TIG welded. You can even weld dissimilar metals: copper to brass, stainless steel to mild steel, stainless steel to copper (great for still making). I enjoy TIG welding. TIG welding produces clean, precise welds on almost any metal and the weld pool can be easily manipulated.