TIP TIG increases welding speeds, deposition rates, and weld quality and saves welding costs 🚀
How it works
The mechanical action of the forward and backward motion of the filler wire creates an oscillation transferred into the weld. This agitates the molten weld pool, which then disrupts the surface tension.
The combination of these processes produces the following benefits to the weld:
Increased fluidity of weld pool
Greater tolerance to joint fit-up → Significantly reduced joint sensitivity
Greater ability to accept more wire into the weld pool → Higher deposition
Increased travel speed 4 to 6 times faster → Reduced cycle time and heat input
Agitated weld pool → Cleaner welds
Reduced heat input → Reduced weld stress
This welding process was invented and patented in 1999 by our founder, the Austrian weld engineer Siegfried Plasch, with the intention of a higher deposition rate compared to the regular TIG process.
TIG hot wire welding and cold wire welding (aluminum welding) with a high dynamic wire feeding system
Excellent welding results and a high process reliability
Dynamic wire feeding for a controllable weld pool even with positional welding: The wire feeding is superimposed in parallel using a sinusoidal movement
Lower risk of weld errors
Up to 300% faster welding speeds
Up to 400% improvement in deposition rates
Up to 4 times increase in production
Dilution is reduced by up to 80%
Heat supply to the wire for improved deposition rate and an even lower risk of weld errors
TIP TIG, Titanium welding made simple. A welding process can be judged by the weld results attained with complex alloys, and there is no alloy more complex than Titanium.
When welding any alloys, especially titanium welding with the manual TIG or the automated Hot Wire TIG process, there is always concern about the weld oxidation. Weld shops evaluate the finished titanium weld quality by the untouched color of the completed weld. Silver color with an untouched titanium weld is the first choice. Regular manual TIG welds on Titanium parts >3 mm are carried out at typical TIG weld speeds in the 2 to 5 inch/min (5 cm/min to 12.7 cm/min). The slow TIG weld speeds will create high temperatures, and the solidified weld that trails the gas cup may be at temperatures that exceed 700°F (371°C). Once above this temperature, the titanium welds can result in oxidation reactions with the atmosphere. Those reactions will ruin the titanium properties creating costly scrap.
For decades, welders have had to use extra-large shielding nozzles and a cumbersome, argon trailing shield attached to their TIG or MIG torches and the backside to protect the titanium welding of the welds. With a single pass, titanium TIP TIG welds made on parts over 4 mm, the weld heat measured within 3 mm of a fillet weld edge immediately at the weld completion is typically in the range of 300°F to 380°F (150°C to 195°C). This temperature range is too low for weld oxidation to occur with any alloys. When you can produce the highest weld quality with the lowest weld heat with any alloy welds, you not only have the cleanest welds with the lowest weld pore content, you eliminate weld cracks, weld distortion, weld stress issues, and you should enable the highest possible weld – clad metallurgical properties. You will be pleased to know that with the TIP TIG process, most manual or automated titanium welds will typically be done 100% to 300% faster, and the most significant impact on weld heat is weld speed.
TIP TIG is the world’s best process for titanium welding is with most single-pass welds, the titanium temperature within 3 mm of the weld edge is typically 280°F – 380°F (138°C – 195°C).
TIP TIG titanium welds produce much lower weld heat resulting in untouched, 100% silver welds. The weld agitation also enables the lowest titanium weld porosity content.
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds: