TIG WELDING ALUMINUM SQUARE TUBE 1/8" WALL BUTT FULL PEN 5 CUP

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WELD PROCESS = TIG, GTAW, GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING


METAL TYPE = ALUMINUM 6061 SQUARE TUBING

THICKNESS =  1/8" 

WELD TYPE = GROOVE WELD

JOINT TYPE = BUTT

POSITION = 1G

AMPERAGE  = 110-130  CONTROLLED WITH FOOT PEDAL

TUNGSTEN = 2% LANTHANATED, 3/32"

FILLER WIRE = 3/32” 4943

POLARITY = AC

GAS FLOW = 12-15 CFH argon

CUP SIZE =  5

ADDITIONAL SETTINGS =   AC BALANCE 33% CLEANING, AC FREQ 120HZ

PRE FLOW = 1 SEC

POST FLOW = 10 SEC

TIPS: KEEP A FAIRLY TIGHT ARC AND WATCH 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.  

tig welding aluminum square tube
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