Tig Welding Articles - Tig welding aluminum, steel, stainless, nickel, magnesium, titanium


TIG is the most versatile kind of welding there is. You can weld 4130 chromoly, mild steel, stainless steel, tool steel, nickel alloys like inconel and hastelloy, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and cobalt alloys like stellite .

 

In fact, I have used the CK tig welder (shown in the video on this page) to weld parts for a machine shop and to make over 15 videos where I welded Carbon Steel, 4130 chromoly, 4140, stainless steel, aluminum and also TIG brazing on DC and AC.

Now if that aint versatile, I dont know what is.

Discoloration of stainless steel tig welds

Why do my Stainless Steel welds look all discolored up in here?

Heat input, travel speed, and gas shielding are key. I have some videos on discoloration of stainless here. The link above will take you to a page that breaks it down into simple terms.

Tig Welding 4130 Chromoly without a preheat..Oh my Heck!

Tig Weld 4130 Chromoly...no you dont have to gas weld it

There are lots of old airplanes still flying that have 4130 tubing frames that were gas welded with an oxyfuel torch.

But we know now thru lots of testing and data, that 4130 chromoly can be welded using tig welding with a pre or post heat as long as thickness is .120" or less.

But a low preheat wont hurt anything either.

 " Its not that hard to TIG weld Aluminum once you get past cleaning the first 100 tungstens."

Here is the best page on the internet for learning how to TIG welding aluminum

seriously, if you click the link above you will see several videos that will help you to get better or even learn how to tig weld aluminum.

Or if you are just getting started, the link below might help more.

more on how to tig weld aluminum for beginners

Tig Welding Titanium...cleanliness, and gas shielding are key factors.

Tig welding Titanium is easy and hard but it flows like honey...really sticky honey

Little known rod for TIG Welding cast iron...OMG

Tig Welding Cast iron Secret

Tig Welding Magnesium...happiness is a tight arc

How to Tig weld magnesium


The Tig Welding links on this page will take you to pages with videos that took years to make. I hope you enjoy them and come back often for updates.

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