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Heat from Welding affects Carbon steel, aluminum and stainless in different ways and this video emphasizes how that works along with the main considerations for different metals. A couple things I think every welder should know.
Intro to TIG Welding EP01 - Setting up a TIG Machine and Basic DC Settings
This is part 1 of a new 'Intro to TIG Welding' course. My goal here is to make the best possible intro to TIG course through continual improvements based on your feedback. Leave comments if you have any questions, and we'll add the answers to the course.
Intro to TIG Welding EP05 - Carbon Steel Beads on Plate no Filler Rod
TIG welding Carbon Steel Beads on Plate no Filler Rod.
Using only the TIG torch, this is one of the very first skill exercises for building motor skills, hand eye coordination, and muscle memory for welding consistent beads.
Intro to TIG Welding EP05 (Part 2) - How to Hold a Tig Torch for Beginners
I got a request from a member to show how to hold the torch, so here's a video on that! Don't forget to leave comments if you have questions. If it's something important, I will likely update an existing part of this course or add a new video altogether. Thanks for being a member. Thanks for the ...
Intro to TIG Welding EP09 - Aluminum Beads on Plate no Filler Metal
Just like we did with Carbon Steel. This video covers some good tips on how to build muscle memory without filler metal before you do the real thing.
Aluminum will often crack when welded without filler metal but dont be too concerned about that right now....this is a learning exercise before pro...
Intro to TIG Welding EP12 - Padding Beads aka "The Aluminum Drill"
Build your skills with "The Aluminum Drill" laying lots of beads and learning from your progress/mistakes.
This is one of the very best skill drills you can do to improve your overall TIG welding skills.
Intro to TIG Welding EP13 - Padding TIG Beads on Carbon Steel
This exercise has a whole lot of welding seat time without a lot of prep time.
Being able to weld a uniform bead is a fundamental skill in tig welding so it makes sense to devote plenty of practice to padding uniform beads on plate.
This is an outside corner joint using 11ga cold rolled steel. The 3 most important things to focus on are Arc length, torch angle, and keeping the tip shielded.
er70s6 1/16" filler rod
Let's weld an outside corner joint with what we've learned so far.
Intro to TIG Welding EP16 - Outside Corner Joint Aluminum
Just like the previous episode, we'll use what we've learned to weld an aluminum corner joint.
These are fillet welds and the amount of penetration required varies based on service requirements, weld symbol, or customer requirements.
The outside corner joint is one of the most common for fabricat...
Intro to TIG Welding EP17 - 2F Lap Joints 11 GA Carbon Steel
In this video, we are TIG welding 11 ga cold rolled steel and using different diameters of filler rod.
The first joint was welded using 3/32" filler rod at approximately 120 amps.
A second lap joint was also shown using 1/16" at slightly lower amperage.
Jody Collier - Full Penetration Tips for Aluminum with a CK MT200
In Brad Goodman's video on full penetration aluminum he used a Miller Dynasty that has all the features like waveforms and amplitude settings.
A member commented that he would like to see a similar video using a much simpler machine like the CK MT200.
I used a #5 clear cup (they film better) with...
Jody Collier - TIG Welding Cast or Not Perfectly Clean Aluminum
The Electrode Positive part of the AC arc is what breaks up the aluminum oxide layer on aluminum and allows the puddle to be clean and flow out well.
so let that cleaning action work for you before puddling dirty aluminum.
In other words...Dont puddle too quickly
Tips for Basic Filler Metal selection along with some resources for filler metal selection.
Aluminum filler metal chart from Aloctech http://alcotec.com/us/en/support/upload/Aluminum_Filler_Alloy_Selection_Chart.pdf
Washington Alloys Stainless Filler metal chart https://washingtonalloy.com/wp-co...