Taxonomy: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Description

Gas tungsten arc welding is a welding process that uses a nonconsumable tungsten electrode and a shielding gas to join metals together.

 

Overview of Process

This process involves causing a spark between a nonconsumable tungsten electrode and a metal surface, which causes the surface to melt and, upon cooling, form a connection between pieces of metal. An inert shielding gas (such as argon or helium) is used to prevent atmospheric contamination of the surface. Gas tungsten arc welding is a highly-effective welding technique for thinner pieces of metal, and has the advantage of using a nonconsumable electrode.

 

Additional Notes

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Process Illustration

References

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “Selection and Preparation Guide for Tungsten Electrodes

Todd, Allen and Alting. “Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide”. 1994.