What separates TIG welding from other welding procedures is the way the arc is created and how the filler metal is applied. Although this particular process is slower than others, when done correctly, it can produce a stronger, more durable weld.
Using a constant current welding power supply, TIG welding produces electrical energy conducted across the arc of the metal through ionized gas and metal vapors. TIG welding is mostly used on highly critical weld joints and metals other than steel. It is also used where precise small welds are imperative.
TIG welding is technically considered a widely accepted slang term within the industry. The more official name for TIG welding is Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) used by the American Welding Society, welding engineers, and other welding organizations.
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