TIG Welding Aluminum Manifold Fillet Weld settings 3/8" plate  to 1/8" wall tube

WELD PROCESS = TIG, GTAW, GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING


METAL TYPE = ALUMINUM 6061

THICKNESS =  3/8” TO 1/8" 

WELD TYPE = FILLET WELD

JOINT TYPE = TEE

POSITION = 2F HORIZONTAL

AMPERAGE = 225 AMPS CONTROLLED WITH FOOT PEDAL

TUNGSTEN = 2% LANTHANATED, 3/32"

FILLER WIRE = 3/32” 4043

POLARITY = AC

GAS FLOW = 15-20 CFH argon/helium mixed with Y

CUP SIZE =  8

ADDITIONAL SETTINGS =   AC BALANCE 30% CLEANING, AC FREQ 77HZ

PRE FLOW = 1 SEC

POST FLOW = 10 SEC

TIPS: KEEP A FAIRLY TIGHT ARC AND KEEP  TORCH ANGLE TO A MINIMUM

Aim for an arc length that is equal or less than the diameter of your tungsten electrode.Torch angle can be forgiving provided your arc length is tight.  



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