How to make welding safer with advanced technology

The causes, and incremental effects, created by multitude of health concerns associated with the welding profession can be invisible, and as such there is a tendency to ignore and minimise the impact these have for the welders on the front line[1]. However as the welding population continues to age,...

Duplex & Super Duplex Welding | Your Questions, Queries & Concerns Answered

Duplex and super duplex belong to a family of stainless steels that are characterised by a combination of easy fabrication, high strength and excellent corrosion resistance. This group of materials is most similar to ferritic and carbon steel, but it has some physical properties in line with those f...

Stainless Steel Welding Made Easy

Stainless steel is a popular material choice for the fabrication industry. It offers strength, durability and renowned resistance to corrosion (hence the term “stainless” or no rust). However, stainless steel welding does pose a few challenges, particularly compared to mild steel. Welding stainless ...

The Top 8 Welding Quality Issues Found by Welding Inspectors (And How K-TIG Can Help Overcome Them)

  The production of high quality, highly repeatable welds is the priority of any fabricator or workshop. The importance of welding quality control cannot be underestimated—it is often a question of structural and public safety rather than mere aesthetics. In some instances, the failure of a poor qua...

How to Weld Nickel Alloys Like A Pro

  Nickel alloys are usually selected due to their excellent versatility, corrosion resistance and performance under high temperatures. Not surprisingly, this makes nickel alloys a popular choice for use in extreme environments, particularly in aircraft turbines, steam turbines, nuclear power plants,...

The Top Five Manufacturing Industry Trends for the Year Ahead

  The first rule of industry is that nothing stands still. After years of decline in many developed economies throughout the world, the manufacturing industry is finally beginning to find a much more stable economic footing.

How to Harness Disruptive Trends and Technologies to Maximise Your Manufacturing Business

  For as long as humans have existed, there has been a clear marker of success. Those that adapt, capitalise and harness disruptive trends and technologies succeed, while the rest are left behind. The invention of the motorised vehicle meant horse and buggy businesses failed. Similarly, the continue...

How to Improve Operational Efficiency and the Role of Advanced Technology

  Increasingly, to remain competitive on the global stage, businesses are looking to save money and reduce overheads. One of the most effective means by which to bolster the bottom-line, particularly for manufacturing and industrial sector companies, is to undertake operational efficiency improvemen...

An Interview with Brad Lucas, General Manager, Enertec SA

  An expert in operational efficiency with a particular focus on mid-stream processing in the oil and gas industry, Brad Lucas has over 25 years of experience.

How Will the Internet of Things Impact the Welding & Manufacturing Industries?

  Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to experience an annual growth rate of 15.6% from 2015-2020, reaching $1.29 trillion annually. Clearly, while the IoT may seem like a buzzword at the moment, it is expected to have a significant impact in both the private and commercia...

A New Start with K-TIG | by Chris Bayly, Boilermaker & Welder

Not long ago I started with K-TIG, and so commenced a new chapter in my working career. To say the concept was new to me would be an understatement. From the first phone call from a previous supervisor asking me to check out their website, to now 7 months of working for K-TIG, my perception and my k...

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Heat Input Considerations in Welding

'Buy Nice or Buy Twice': Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid To Invest in Advanced Welding Equipment

  In recent years, amid increased global competition, welding and fabricating companies have been forced to implement innovative ways to improve their margins, increase productivity and quality, and boost revenue growth. While most cost reduction efforts have focused on the cost of the products bein...

Pipeline Fabrication Completed in 25% of Time | with K-TIG Welding

  The high speed, full penetration, repeatability and outstanding quality of Keyhole TIG welds are providing fabricators around the world with exceptional savings and productivity gains.   Relative to conventional TIG/GTAW welding, K-TIG customers routinely achieve savings of more than 70%, and savi...

Introducing Gary Lantzke: K-TIG Founding Board Member and Callidus Welding Solutions CEO

A founding Director at K-TIG, Gary Lantzke was responsible for much of K-TIG’s early stage development. He is also the CEO of Callidus Welding Solutions and one of Australia's most respected voices in the welding and fabrication industry.

The Coming Workforce Crisis in Welding: What It Means for Canada | K-TIG

The average age of welders in Canada has eclipsed 59 and is continuing to rise. Compounding this aging of the welding workforce is a dramatic decline in welders entering the workforce. In fact, according to the 2011 National Household Survey, in trades such as machinists, sheet metal workers and wel...

K-TIG: A Stable and Efficient Welding Evolution | Keyhole TIG

Keyhole TIG Limited (K-TIG) is an Australian company which has developed a high-speed, single pass, full penetration welding technology that eliminates the need for wire, edge bevelling, amplifies welder productivity and produces exceptional quality welds up to 100x faster than conventional welding ...

K-TIG, Keyhole GTAW Welding versus Electron Beam Welding

K-TIG vs Electron Beam Welding (EBW) To help prospective customers understand the benefits of a switch to K-TIG, we’ve created a series of blogs, webpages and downloadable charts that outline exactly how K-TIG matches up with other welding processes in key performance areas. 

Welding Automation Equipment | Automation in Welding Processes | K-TIG

 Welding automation equipment is a generic term used to describe a wide range of devices—some simple, some highly complex—designed to automate repetitive welding tasks.

Managing Bottlenecks in Manufacturing | Either Side of Automation

In manufacturing, a bottleneck is a constraint or choke point that restricts overall production, productivity and output, and therefore profits.

How K-TIG's Advanced Welding Technology Benefits Welders

In 2015, automation technology and robotics sales increased by 15% to 253,748 units—by far the highest ever sales recorded for a single year. By 2019, it is expected that there will be 2.6 million automated units in use globally. According to a recent forecast by the International Federation of Robo...

The State of the US Manufacturing Industry

Donald Trump’s election campaign, victory and subsequent leadership has turned global politics upside down. One of his key promises was to revitalise the flagging American manufacturing industry—a gargantuan task anyway you look at it.

Weld Savings Comparison Brought to Life | K-TIG Versus TIG, MIG & GTAW Welding

 K-TIG performs single-pass, full-penetration welds of up to 5/8 inch (16mm), providing order-of-magnitude increases in productivity, with welding speeds up to 100x faster than conventional TIG/GTAW welding.

Welding Industry - A Look into the Future

Introduction The welding and fabrication industry over the past decades has experienced significant highs and lows, but is now poised to experience significant growth out to 2020 and beyond from new emerging markets and technologies that will reshape the industry.

An Interview with Xiaoying Honey of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) in the United Kingdom installed a K-TIG system in 2015.

The Fabricator Technology Spotlight: K-TIG Boosts Penetration & Productivity

 K-TIG featured in the September 2017 edition of the widely-respected American welding journal, The Fabricator. Our appearance in this journal demonstrates that K-TIG is rapidly making a name for itself in the global welding world, particularly in terms of the productivity and penetration benefits o...

K-TIG’s Role in the Construction of the Acueducto Gran San Juan Water Pipeline

K-TIG is playing a significant role in the construction of the US$170 million Acueducto Gran San Juan—a 50km (31 mile) pipeline that will transport drinking water to San Juan in Argentina. Of the 50km of pipeline, 15km will be fabricated by Industrias Metalúrgicas Jaime SRL in 1600mm (63 inch) diame...

Processes for Welding Tanks & Pressure Vessels - K-TIG, GTAW and Plasma Welding

A USA based, K-TIG customer welds pressure vessel, welded to ASME-9 using the K-TIG Keyhole GTAW technology.  The tank and pressure vessel market is worth USD$ 11 billion in the US alone. From food processing and fermentation, through to nuclear waste storage and pharmaceutical processing, vessels a...

10 Tips to Improve the Quality of your Welding Process

Superior quality welding processes deliver two distinct competitive advantages: weld integrity and welding repeatability. With the right processes in place, you should be able to consistently deliver strong, durable welds that are free from cracking, distortion, spatter, undercut, porosity and errat...

How to Weld Stainless Steel with Keyhole TIG

How to Prepare for the Installation of New Welding Equipment

The effort you invest into preparing for the installation of your new welding equipment will have a huge impact on the success of your project. It will dictate how quickly you can begin using (and therefore benefiting from) your new equipment, and ensure that best practices are learnt, deployed and ...

Industrial Welding Processes - Advantages & Disadvantages

Historically, industrial welding processes joined metals by fusing filler material with the base metals being welded.

The Coming Workforce Crisis in Welding

The average age of welders in the UK and Australia has now eclipsed 55. In the US it has just crossed 57.

Why K-TIG Compares to Plasma Arc Welding

K-TIG and Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) are both arc welding processes which allow full penetration welding. Both create what is referred to as a ‘keyhole’ through the material being welded, and both use higher currents that conventional GTAW welding. But that’s where the similarities end. Plasma welding...

22 Welding Automation Technologies to Improve Productivity

Currently, very few welding applications are fully automated. The introduction of technologies which increase welding productivity, accuracy and quality would be better described as welding augmentation – enhancing the abilities of welders and operators, not replacing them.

The Pros & Cons of Automated Welding

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How does K-TIG compare?

K-TIG is a high performance, full penetration variant of the TIG/GTAW process which delivers productivity previously only possible with expensive laser, hybrid laser and electron beam processes.

Unlike plasma arc welding, there is only one welding gas and no orifice, making the process exceptionally robust and welding procedures highly repeatable in a wide range of materials, thicknesses and applications.