Aerospace

K-TIG Advanced Welding Systems is suited to the Aerospace industry

The Keyhole TIG welding system allows aerospace and defence engineers the freedom for enhanced creativity within the fabrication environment, due to the increased flexibility and capabilities of K-TIG over traditional welding techniques.

The deep penetration of a K-TIG weld allows up to 16mm joins to be bonded in a single pass. This means joins no longer need to be welded in multiple passes on both sides of the material.

Materials used in the aerospace engineering and defence industries need to be able to withstand extremely high temperatures. The only way some of these “exotic’’ materials – titaniums, zirconium and Inconels – can be welded is using TIG welding technology. 

The K-TIG system has supercharged this technology, overcoming some of the barriers of a standard TIG weld such as distortion, weld quality and speeds.

K-TIG welding also improves the strength and quality of a weld by using no filler material for welds of up to 5mm thickness.

This eliminates the foreign material in a weld, providing a cleaner result and less chance of corrosion, not to mention huge cost savings in weld preparation and exotic fillers.

 

The Benefits of K-TIG Include:

  • Is capable of delivering overall savings in excess of 90%
  • Is up to 100x faster than TIG/GTAW
  • Can weld up to 16mm thick material in a single, full penetration weld pass
  • Eliminates the need for joint bevelling (only square edges are needed)
  • Eliminates the need for filler materials
  • Reduces power consumption by up to 95%
  • Reduces gas consumption by up to 95%
  • Dramatically reduces welding labour costs
  • Eliminates the need for back gouging & cleaning;
  • Dramatically improves OH&S conditions
  • Is fully automated
  • Is capable of high weld speeds & quality with exotic materials including stainless steel, titanium, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys and zirconium

 

Productivity Gains for the Aerospace Industry:

The welding productivity bar has been raised.

K-TIG is a welding technology designed to help fabricators to be more productive – by an order of magnitude.

  • Complete projects in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost.
  • Outbid your competitors on both cost and timing, while increasing your margin.
  • Repatriate fabrication projects that have been offshored due to high local labour costs.
  • Expand your fabrication offerings into a much broader range of corrosion resistant materials.
  • Grow your operation significantly without growing your headcount.

If you are a production fabricator welding corrosion resistant materials for the Aerospace sector, K-TIG is so sure we’ll reduce your costs & increase your productivity – we guarantee it in a wide range of materials and thicknesses.

Find out more about the K-TIG Performance Guarantee.

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