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TIG Welding Back

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