5 Tips For TIG Welding Aluminum

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5 Tips For TIG Welding Aluminum – Since TIG welding is the preferred method when working on Aluminum, we thought we’d list 5 basic tips for TIG welding Aluminum:

 

Jim Watson (AKA Joe Welder) TIG Welding Aluminum at Fabtech 2012 in Las Vegas, NV

Jim Watson (AKA Joe Welder) TIG Welding Aluminum at Fabtech 2012 in Las Vegas, NV

1.  As always, safety first

2.  Clean the Aluminum

 

 

3.  Get a cylinder of 50/50 Argon/Helium

  • Sometimes you can weld thicker aluminum with a smaller electrode
  • Your Aluminum will puddle more quickly
  • Your welds will be cleaner

4.  Do not use pure Tungsten

 

5.  Use a Welder with A/C balance

Arc-Zone's CoolKit™

Arc-Zone’s CoolKit™

Here are a few other TIG welding accessories that can improve your Aluminum weld quality:

See some more awesome photos from Fabtech 2012 in Las Vegas, NV!

To get more detailed tips on TIG welding Aluminum you can visit:

As always – Good welding,

-Joe Welder

 

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  1. Judy Wilson

    I thought your tips for welding aluminum by using a cylinder of 50/50 argon/helium was really interesting. Before reading this, I thought that welding thicker aluminum with a larger electrode would do the trick. It’s good to know that a smaller electrode can get the job done.
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