Industries and the Weld Benefits from TIP TIG

  • In contrast to GTAW and the semi-automated weld processes, Pulsed MIG & Flux Cored, the semi-automated TIP TIG process will always attain superior weld quality and superior welded part metallurgical properties.
  • Greatest Weld Fusion Capability

All weld applications benefit from a weld process such as TIP TIG which eliminates weld fusion or sluggish alloy concerns. This process also enables Vee groove dimensions that also dramatically reduce weld labor and consumables costs.

  • One Process For All Code Welds

What weld shop wont benefit  when they only have to use only one weld process such as TIP TIG which requires, one gas, one weld wire, one procedure and typically no  more than two common weld settings for all welds.

  • Lowest Possible Weld Impurities

TIP TIG while providing the highest weld energy in an inert atmosphere provides the lowest possible weld impurities and porosity, the lowest weld oxidation that produces the cleanest welds.

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  • Lowest Welded Part Heat

TIP TIP is the only weld process that will eliminate concerns for distortion, weld  cracks and weld stresses. TIP TIG creates welds that produce the smallest weld HAZ eliminating, corrosion, mechanical property concerns. And also reducing or eliminating  pre-heat, interpass temp, or post heat requirements.

  • Lowest Weld Fumes, Spatter & Cleaning

What weld shop will not benefit when there is no weld spatter, cleaning, grinding and achieves  least possible weld fume concerns.

In the Welding Process section, there are comparisons between TIP TIG versus Pulsed MIG, GTAW, Flux Cored, and the Hot Wire TIG process

  • Highest Manual Arc Energy Attained

Manual TIP TIG, in contrast to GTAW, Pulsed MIG and Gas Shielded Flux Cored, enables  higher arc weld energy with superior weld wetting, which will provide superior weld fusion, which especially benefits sluggish alloys like Stainless, Duplex and Inconels.

  • Always Lowest Weld Oxidation

Pulsed MIG and Flux Cored utilize reactive gas mixes, while TIP TIG uses inert argon. With steel welds, TIP TIG  also enables the use of steel weld wires with lower deodorizers such as silicon and manganese.  TIP TIG will ensure in manual or  weld and clad applications the lowest possible porosity.

  • Easy to Use All Weld Positions

Those that use Pulsed MIG GTAW and Flux Cored on 5G pipe welds, will when using TIP TIG find from the root to fill passes, that the TIP TIG unique weld characteristic discussed in the Welding Process section, make TIP TIG  the easiest to use process. This process reduces all position welder skill requirements.

  • All Steels & Alloy Steels and Alloys, Benefit from weld that enable the Lowest Possible Welded Part Heat

In contrast to Pulsed MIG, GTAW and Flux Cored, TIP TIG with it’s weld travel rate capability combined with EN polarity, enable on any metals the lowest possible welded part heat input, providing the smallest possible weld HAZ, which should always the best possible metallurgical properties.

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  • Simplify Weld Equipment Requirements for Code Welds

Next time your weld shop utilizes two arc weld processes for one code weld application, such as TIG and Flux Cored, or  TIG and MIG, remember if TIP TIG was utilized, one power source, one weld wire, one gas,  one welder qualification  procedure, and one weld procedure,  with  two common weld settings. In contrast to  the DC TIG process,  TIP TIG with all position welds is as cost effective as Pulsed  MIG. With TIP TIG code quality welds, there are no  weld application size, thickness or metal restrictions.

  • The Possible Elimination of Exhaust Equipment and reduced Liability Concerns For Weld Fume Hazards.

As you traverse this site, apart from examining the weld quality, view the weld pictures or videos from a weld fume perspective. If the parts welded have contaminates on the surface such as forming lubricants, then of course fumes will occur. If however TIP TIG is used on clean parts, in contrast to MIG and flux cored, TIP TIG will enable the lowest  possible weld fumes. And with  most clean weld applications, exhaust equipment will  typically not be required.

  • Reduce DC TIG Labor Costs by Approx. 300%, and Eliminate Weld Reject or Rework Costs Associated with MIG and Flux Cored.

Each hour on average, one TIP TIG welder will do the welds produced by 3 to 4 DC TIG welders. With all position welds, TIP TIG will provide similar weld speeds as pulsed MIG. Don’t forget weld rejects, weld rework, weld grinding, weld cleaning, and part distortion also influence weld costs, TIP TIG should eliminate those issues. For the most comprehensive, technical process data on TIP TIG versus common arc weld processes link up with “All Welding Processes” above.  

In the METALS section view the unique TIP TIG benefits attained

The solution to consistently attain optimum code weld & part quality on all steels, alloy steels and alloys, is use an easy to use, semi-automated arc weld process, that can enable the highest weld quality while producing the lowest welded part heat input.

  • TIP TIG Provides Unique Benefits to All Metals

The unique TIP TIG combination that provides the highest weld quality with the lowest possible welded part heat, and also the widest possible weld joules range, provides weld / part properties not possible from TIG – MIG or  FCAW. 

  • For Decades with Most Metals, Preheat - Inter-pass and Post Heat Treatment Requirements have been Cast in Concrete.

The weld heat related requirements of most metals will be eliminated or greatly reduced with TIP TIG. This should shock any weld engineer or metallurgist that TIP TIG in contrast to any other manual arc process, should provide on average, a 35 to 65% reduction in weld joules.

  • Eliminate Concerns for Weld Porosity

Depending on the the weld / clad application and the code quality requirements, weld porosity can be a minor or major weld issue.

There are many things that contribute to the formation of weld porosity, however there is one fact that all weld shops should consider. With all metals, TIP TIG enables not only  the highest weld energy but also lowest weld oxidation potential. This is influenced by the TIP TIG high arc temperature, the unique small fluid weld droplet transfer, the TIP TIG plasma coverage over the weld surface, the weld speeds and EN polarity and the use of inert argon. Extensive information in the Metals Section.

My TIP TIG - Manual MIG - Robot MIG - Gas Shielded Flux Cored, Weld Process Controls & Best Weld Practice, Self Teaching and Training Resources

In the 1980's, I first started to discuss the importance of Weld Process Controls and Best Weld Practices, and their influence  especially on the Semi-automated weld processes, MIG and Flux Cored. For those that purchased my programs, or attended my work shops, a segment of my 1980's Weld Clock Method and MIG Made Simple program is shown here. Without weld process controls and best weld practices we have what many weld shops have,  experienced welders "playing around" with their wire feed and voltage controls, and each welder using what the believe was the best weld techniques and practices, it's been this way for more than 60 years. TIP TIG is also a process that requires continuous wire feed and amp settings, something no welder will have experienced. The question for the weld industry is, do they continue this approach to weld quality and productivity for another sixty years, or will some decision maker who believes in Process Ownership Responsibility, step up to the plate, and finally provide their  weld shop and from office employee with one of my TIP TIG -  Manual MIG - Robot MIG and Gas Shielded Flux Cored Self teach / Training  programs. Info here.

My Process Control Resources

2010, I have spent the last decades studying TIP TIG, and and last two years  putting together a TIP TIG Self teach / Training program. What is unique about this program, is it addresses both the weld shop and front office TIP TIG weld process ownership requirements.

  • The WELD SHOP will want to avoid having welders “playing around”  with process, so the unique TIP TIG weld settings for all applications are provided. TIP TIG requires careful attention to the torch adjustments which are also provided. This process also has specific TIP TIG best weld practices that apply to any welds.

  • The FRONT OFFICE  should want to be aware what weld applications will benefit from using TIP TIG. How optimum  mechanical or corrosion properties can be easily attained on all metals. Front office personnel should want to know why on any steels or alloys, they will likely not have to budget for weld rejects, distortion, cleaning, or rework. The front office should also be aware of why preheat, inter pass or post heat night be reduced or eliminated. Perhaps management would like to know why all position welder skills and welder training times are dramatically reduced. Also how stainless tanks may be welded without the need for a purge gas, or why titanium can be welded without a gas trail shield. The office should be aware of the COST productivity and quality differences, between TIP TIG, Pulsed MIG, Flux Cored and Hot Wire TIG. And what front office will not want to be aware of  why exhaust equipment may not be required when welding  chrome alloys

It’s 2020,  and first I appreciate your visit to this site. Soon I will have been in this industry for almost 60  years. In the 13 countries, and 1000 plus weld shops that I assisted with weld problems,  in over 90 % of the companies, I watched MIG and flux cored welders “playing around”  with the two simple controls on their equipment. I saw the purchase of useless MIG gas mixes, metal cored wires and costly electronic MIG equipment, that in reality caused more process issues than it resolved. I talked to the front office weld decision makers who lacked the process expertise or inclination  to take ownership of the weld  shop processes, they believed that their job was to bring in the local sales rep to assist with the weld problems. In these weld shops, I would resolve the weld issues and then provide both the weld shop and front office personnel with my  unique, MIG – Flux Cored Process Control – Best Practice Training programs. These are programs not taught at Community Colleges or taught at Universities that educate engineers.