Tig Welding

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld.

The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas (argon or helium), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it.

A constant-current welding power supply produces energy which is conducted across the arc through a column of highly ionised gas and metal vapours known as a plasma.

GTAW is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, magnesium, and copper alloys. The process grants the operator greater control over the weld than competing processes such as shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding, allowing for stronger, higher quality welds. However, GTAW is comparatively more complex and difficult to master, and furthermore, it is significantly slower than most other welding techniques. A related process, plasma arc welding, uses a slightly different welding torch to create a more focused welding arc and as a result is often automated.

Aerospace, vehicle repair, Pipe welding, kitchen manufacturers, food grade pipework all use TIG welding. 

On the full-time Level 3 and Level 4 Welding and Fabrication Program we will teach you all you need to know about this and the other types of welding and fabrication to help start you in a career in welding.

On the full-time Welding and Fabrication Programme you will also learn about the following…

Gas Cutting

Gas Cutting- Oxyacetylene Contact us Oxyacetylene gas welding cutting is commonly used to cut mild steel. A mixture of oxygen and acetylene, burns as an

Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting Contact us Plasma cutting is a process that is used to cut steel and other metals of different thicknesses (or sometimes other materials)

Mig Welding

Mig Welding Contact us Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG)

Arc Welding

Arc Welding Contact us  Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW), Arc Welding or Stick Welding as it is commonly known is more portable than other types