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Applications, advantages and disadvantages of TIG welding

Today I will be discussing on applications, advantages and disadvantages of tungsten inert gas welding TIG. Previously, an article was published on what is TIG welding. Check out!

What is tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)

Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)


The followings are the applications of this welding process

  • It is widely used in aerospace industries
  • Industries uses TIG welding on thin workpiece, especially nonferrous metals
  • It is used in the manufacturing of space vehicles
  • TIG welding is suitable on small diameter, thin wall tubing, making it applicable in bicycle industries
  • It is used to repair and manufacture of works
  • The process is used to repair tools and die, especially one made of aluminum and ma gnesium.

Some material applications of TIG welding include:

Stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, titanium, copper, magnesium, nickel alloys


The following are advantages of TIG welding.

  • It produces high quality welds
  • It is protected by the inert gas during the process
  • TIG welding does not produces slag
  • It can be performed in any welding position


Despite the great benefits of TIG welding, some limitations also occurs. The followings are the disadvantages of TIG welding

  • Offers a slow welding process
  • High skilled labour is needed
  • Operation cost is much expensive
  • Welders exposure to high intensities of light

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