Dimensional restoration is a big part of aerospace maintenance.
A whole lot of aerospace tig welding is restoring worn metal.
And that often involves being able to weld a very small bead on an edge.
The thinner the metal, the more difficult it is so its good to start thick and work your way dow...
Aerospace tig welding tests almost always involve a fixture like the one shown in this video. Little details like how you place the chill bars can make a big difference.
Even though it would be rare to weld plain 304 stainless for aerospace, the tips still apply.
Typical test material for th...