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TIG, or Tungsten Inert Gas, welding is a little more complicated than MIG welding, and the results are cleaner and more polished. The welder uses a TIG torch in one hand and a Tungsten filler rod in the other to create a weld pool around the joint. This allows the welder to create small, complex welds that MIG welding is not able to achieve. While many metal fabrication shops only offer MIG welding, All Metal Fabrication offers both, giving our customers the option to use one or both, depending on their project’s specific requirements.

TIG welder working on a metal fabrication project

When is TIG Welding Used?

TIG welding is a little more versatile than MIG, and it can be used for more complex welds that require a higher level of welding skills—which our team members have. The process is a little slower, but it results in a superior-looking weld particularly for lighter gauged metals. Plus, if you need a technical or visually appealing weld, such as an S curve or a round weld, TIG welding is the way to go.

We most often use TIG welding for thin pieces of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals, including aluminum, copper alloys and magnesium. Here are some examples of where we often utilize TIG welding:

  • Stainless steel countertops
  • Stainless steel railing components
  • Aluminum structural shapes
  • Aluminum enclosures
  • Stainless steel or aluminum sheet metal or tube assemblies

TIG Welding: A Versatile Welding Process

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), is a manual arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create an arc between the electrode and the base metal. A shielding gas is used to protect the weld pool from atmospheric contamination.

TIG welding is a versatile process that can be used to weld a wide variety of metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. It is particularly well-suited for welding thin sheet metal and for creating precision welds.

Here are some of the key benefits of TIG welding:

  • Precision: TIG welding offers excellent precision and control. The welder has complete control over the heat input and the weld pool, which allows them to create high-quality welds on even the most delicate materials.
  • Versatility: TIG welding can be used to weld a wide variety of metals and thicknesses. It is particularly well-suited for welding thin sheet metal, but it can also be used to weld thicker materials.
  • Quality: TIG welds are typically very high-quality. The welds are strong, durable, and have a good appearance.

TIG welding is a popular choice for a variety of applications, including:

  • High-end stainless steel railing components
  • Aluminum enclosures
  • Stainless steel countertops
  • Aluminum structural shapes
  • Small stainless steel or aluminum sheet metal or tube assemblies

TIG welding machines are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations.

Some machines are designed for specific applications, such as welding thin sheet metal or welding aluminum. Other machines are more general-purpose and can be used for a wider range of applications.

When choosing a TIG welding machine, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • The type of metal you will be welding
  • The thickness of the metal you will be welding
  • The type of weld you need to create
  • Your budget

TIG welding is a skill that takes time and practice to learn.

TIG welding is a great choice for customers who need high-quality, precision welds on a variety of materials, including stainless steel and aluminum. It is also a good choice for customers who need welds that are both functional and visually appealing.

At AMF, we have a team of certified TIG welders who are experts in creating high-quality welds on a wide range of projects. We have a proven track record of success in meeting the needs of our customers, even for the most challenging welding jobs.

If you are looking for a TIG welding company that can provide you with the highest quality welds and the best customer service, please contact AMF today. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and provide you with a free quote.