TIG Welding Rods
TIG welding rods, also known as tungsten inert gas welding rods or TIG filler rods, are consumable electrodes used in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding. TIG welding is a type of arc welding process that utilises a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create the weld. The welding rod is added to the weld pool manually and serves as a filler material.
What TIG welding rods are the most common?
ER70S-2 for mild steel. ER308L for 304 and 304L stainless steel. ER316L for 316 and 316L stainless steel. ER4043 for aluminium alloys. ER5356 for aluminium alloys containing magnesium. ER70S-6 for mild steel with thicker sections. ER4047 for aluminium-silicon alloys. ER309L for joining dissimilar metals such as stainless steel to carbon steel. ERNiCrMo-3 for welding nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloys.
Is TIG welding as strong as stick welding?
In terms of strength, TIG welding and stick welding can both produce welds of comparable strength when performed correctly. The strength of the weld primarily depends on factors such as the base metal, filler material, welding technique, and proper execution of the weld. While TIG welding offers better control, cleaner welds, and less spatter, stick welding is known for its versatility and ability to handle challenging conditions. Ultimately, the strength of the weld relies on the skill and expertise of the welder rather than the welding process itself.