Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)

Applications, advantages and disadvantages of TIG welding

Today I will be discussing on applications, advantages, and disadvantages of tungsten inert gas welding TIG. This welding is also known as Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Previously, an article was published on what is TIG welding. Check out!

Understanding tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)

Tungsten inert gas welding TIG



The followings are the applications of tungsten inert gas welding:

  • It is widely used in aerospace industries
  • Industries use TIG welding on the 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 works
  • The process is used to repair tools and dies, especially ones made of aluminum and magnesium.

Some material applications of TIG welding include:

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

Read more: 5 Different Types of Welding Joints

Advantages and disadvantages of TIG welding


The following are the advantages of TIG welding.

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


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

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

Read more: Understanding welding inspection

That is all for this article, where the applications,  advantages, and disadvantages of TIG welding are discussed. I hope you understand the reading, If so, kindly share it with other students. Thanks for reading, see you next time!


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