Welding is the process of fusing materials together, in this case metal. TIG stands for “tungsten inert gas” and is technically called gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). It is used to produce very fine, pure welds in a wide variety of metals, including stainless steel, mild steel, and aluminum. It is especially good for thin metals and when weld quality is critical. The process uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode that delivers the current to the welding arc to melt the base metal. The tungsten and weld puddle are protected and cooled with an inert gas, typically argon, to shield the weld from contaminants in the air. Filler metal is hand fed to the weld by the operator.
- Does MADE supply tungsten and filler wire?
All consumables for TIG welding can be purchased at our front desk.
- Does MADE have safety gear, like auto-darkening masks and jackets?
Yes, MADE has all the safety gear you should need. You are also welcome to bring in your own.
- Does MADE supply the shielding gas?
Yes, MADE utilizes a CO2 and Argon mixture for shielding the MIG welder.
- Does your TIG also work with stick welding?
Yes, it offers outstanding stick welding capabilities with up to 5/32 in. (4.0 mm) electrodes.