Mastering TIG Welding: Tips for Beginners
- Welding 101: TIG welding involves walking the cup side to side to move it across a surface
- The tungsten should be about a quarter of an inch out, and the filler wire should be placed in the middle of the puddle
- Use 175 amps on a Miller XMT 304 machine
- Keep your wrist light and have an imagination when walking the cup
- Practice by walking it on any flat surface for at least 35 minutes a day
- Stack beads 50/50 with rod in middle of puddle.
Exploring the Basics of Welding: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Welding 101: Walking the cup requires a 50/50 weld
- Practice different types of walk-in cups, such as flat walking and upside down walking
- Use 35 psi of argon gas and make sure to use a sharp tungsten tip
- There are three different types of weaves: butterfly effect, tight weave and super tight weave
- Take time when welding and practice each day.