What are K-TIG’s Advantages Over MIG?
MIG is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable wire electrode and the workpiece joint, the consumable wire transfers melted droplets across the arc creating a molten weld pool which joins the material.
MIG is a low penetration process which requires extensive edge preparation and consumption of filler material. It is commonly used for welding carbon steels and stainless steels, but its use on exotic materials is limited due to higher defect rates due to reduced weld pool fluidity.
MIG is considered to be highly susceptible to defects such as inter-run fusion and side-wall fusion, and considerably more susceptible to porosity than K-TIG. The Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Chemical industries will generally not accept MIG for pressure vessel welding applications due to the higher defect risk and associated increased welder skill required to minimize these types of defects.
By contrast, K-TIG is a full penetration single pass GTAW process which uses a non-consumable electrode, eliminates or minimises filler consumption, and is suitable for most industrial metals and produces
The Benefits of Switching
How does K-TIG overcome the issues of MIG Welding?
K-TIG overcomes the most common issues associated with MIG:
I’m currently using MIG, can I switch to K-TIG?
K-TIG has 6 simple
How Do I Change to K-TIG?
It really couldn’t be easier.
If you’re currently using MIG, the upgrade process is simple. Your existing welding automation system can still be used.