The History of K-TIG

K-TIG was developed by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the CRC for Welded Structures.

K-TIG is a high speed, single pass, full penetration welding technology that eliminates the need for wire, edge beveling or skilled operators and welds up to 100x faster than TIG welding in materials up to 16mm (5/8 inch) in thickness.

The Beginning

From humble beginnings, the runaway success of early trials fueled significant investment in K- TIG.

This also facilitated the refinement of the patented products and processes which comprise it. 

With the encouragement of our early trial partners and customers, K-TIG brought to market a new welding technology of extraordinary productivity and simplicity, known as Keyhole TIG.

K-TIG is the result of ten years of research by Dr Laurie Jarvis who lead the CSIRO team which developed the physics which underpin the K-TIG process.

The Beginning

From humble beginnings, the runaway success of early trials fueled significant investment in K- TIG.

This also facilitated the refinement of the patented products and processes which comprise it. 

With the encouragement of our early trial partners and customers, K-TIG brought to market a new welding technology of extraordinary productivity and simplicity, known as Keyhole TIG.

K-TIG's Expansion

After 3 years in its original workshops in Salisbury, South Australia, K-TIG expanded into larger premises hosting both its Corporate Headquarters and R&D Division.

Now, K-TIG is the only Australian manufacturer and exporter of welding systems and its transformational technology is now available to customers in all major markets.

K-TIG Today

K-TIG prides itself on being an agile company with a global outlook and invests heavily in research and development

K-TIG is committed to transforming the welding and fabrication industry. In 2014, K-TIG was awarded Australian Industrial Product of the Year. In 2015, K-TIG was awarded the Defence Industry Innovator Award and received a significant institutional investment.

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