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.
TIG welding takes a bit of practice, making your membership at MADE extra valuable for getting in the hours to be good. You can start your welding journey with a training session at MADE, learn more and sign up here! Start with a training session in MADE’s welding bay, and get a membership at MADE St. Louis to rent the welding bay by the hour! Member perks include access to our hand tools, coworking space, and much more.