Tips for TIG welding aluminum corner joints, lap joints, tee joints, and full penetration butt joints.
TIG welding aluminum can be a bit more complicated than carbon steel or stainless.
There are settings involved like AC balance, AC frequency, and even more complicated settings like wave forms and amplitude.
But a basic understanding of AC balance and AC frequency settings will go a long way.
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This video shows revision 1 of the bike seat mod but also lots of clips with tips of aluminum welding tips using Tig.
Here are several other pages with tips for aluminum welding with TIG.
Description: this videos explains AC balance settings
Description: a few applications for AC frequency adjustments on Aluminum
Description: This video shows tips for tig welding aluminum vertical uphill 3g position using .125" (3mm) 6061 aluminum. 3/32" (2.4mm) 2% lanth electrode and 3/32" (2.4mm) 4043 filler rod
Description: This video shows tips for tig welding an aluminum butt joint in horizontal 2g position using .125" (3mm) 6061 aluminum. 3/32" (2.4mm) 2% lanth electrode and 3/32" (2.4mm) 4043 filler rod
Description: This video shows tips for getting better at tig welding by tig welding aluminum beads on a plate...lots of them.
Right handed, left handed, long arc, short arc, lots of torch angle, and none, this is the time to try stuff pay attention to what works.
This excercise will keep that filler rod hand busy.