WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF TIG WELDING?
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· Precision – TIG welds are more precise and have a higher general quality than MIG welds.
· Cleaner Process – The TIG process is cleaner and better for the environment.
· No Filler Required – TIG welding doesn’t require filler material.
· Greater Control – The pedal used allows for foot control to adjust heat input.
· Lower maintenance – With MIG welds, the welding process consumes the welding electrode, but that isn’t the case for TIG welds. The electrodes don’t need as much upkeep, although they do need to be cleaned between uses.
· More Expensive – The welding cost of TIG is higher than MIG welds because it’s a slower process and has low deposition rates. The welding deposition rate is measured in pounds-per-hour deposited at a particular welding current.
· Clean Surface Required – The welding surface needs to be thoroughly cleaned before starting this method.
· More Difficult – TIG welding requires a more experienced operator because the welds are more complex to execute.
· Longer Time – This method takes more time to prepare and the welding process takes longer.