TIG Welding - Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
5 - 230 Amp
Basics of TIG Welding, Expert Check-off: Welding
Welding Tables

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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