Mig Welding Downhill Root 3g 3/8" thick Plate test settings

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WELD PROCESS = GMAW, SHORT CIRCUIT MIG, GAS METAL ARC, BARE WIRE MIG

METAL TYPE = CARBON STEEL, COLD ROLLED STEEL, AISI 1010

THICKNESS = 1/4""

WELD TYPE = groove

JOINT TYPE =open butt

POSITION = 3G PLATE downhill root

VOLTS = 18 volts

WIRE SPEED = 230 IPM

WIRE SIZE = .030"

POLARITY = DCEP

GAS FLOW = 20-25 CFH C25 GAS

CTWD  = 3/8”-1/2"

FILLER METAL = ER70S6 .035"

ADDITIONAL SETTINGS = 

TIPS:A relatively short stickout aka contact to work distance CTWD of 3/8” to 1/2" makes a big difference.

The technique shown is a very slight side to side motion while keeping the arc on the front edge of the puddle while not far enough in front to shoot wire thru the gap.



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