TIG WELDING STAINLESS STEEL .120" WALL COPED TUBE
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WELD PROCESS = TIG, GTAW, GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING,
METAL TYPE = 304L STAINLESS STEEL TUBING 1-1/2"
THICKNESS = .120"
WELD TYPE = COPED TUBE JOINT
JOINT TYPE = COPED TUBE JOINT
POSITION = FLAT
AMPERAGE = 100-120 AMPS.
TUNGSTEN = 2% LANTHANATED, 3/32"
FILLER WIRE = .045” ER308L
POLARITY = DCEN
GAS FLOW = 20-25 CFH argon
CUP SIZE = 10
ADDITIONAL SETTINGS =
PRE FLOW = .2 SEC
POST FLOW = 11 SEC
TIPS: GET THE PUDDLE MOVING WITHIN 3 SECONDS.
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.
A few tips for TIG welding Stainless steel...
- get that puddle established and moving within 2 seconds to prevent heat buildup.
- use a gas lens with #8 or larger cup
- sometimes using one size smaller filler rod helps