TIG WELDING ALUMINUM .063" 1G TEST D17

WELD PROCESS = TIG, GTAW, GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING


METAL TYPE = ALUMINUM 6061

THICKNESS =  .063" 

WELD TYPE = GROOVE WELD

JOINT TYPE = BUTT

POSITION = 1G

AMPERAGE = 73  AMPS CONTROLLED WITH FOOT PEDAL

TUNGSTEN = 2% LANTHANATED, 3/32"

FILLER WIRE = 1/16” 4043

POLARITY = AC

GAS FLOW = 15-18 CFH argon

CUP SIZE =  5

ADDITIONAL SETTINGS =   AC BALANCE 33% CLEANING, AC FREQ 100HZ

PRE FLOW = 1 SEC

POST FLOW = 10 SEC

TIPS: KEEP A FAIRLY TIGHT ARC AND LIMIT TORCH ANGLE

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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