K-TIG (Keyhole TIG) is a highly refined, keyhole variation of TIG/GTAW developed by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Science & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and perfected by the K-TIG team.
K-TIG has harnessed the CSIRO’s technological break-through and packaged it into a robust, production ready welding system with the best support in the industry.
K-TIG dramatically improves cost, quality and productivity while providing a flexible robust solution which easily qualifies under ASME and other codes.
K-TIG makes welders exponentially more efficient with 8x the penetration and 100x the speed of conventional GTAW, allowing it to perform outstanding quality welds in both pipe and plate materials up to 5/8 inch | 16mm thick in a single pass.
K-TIG significantly reduces (or eliminates) the requirement for filler wire by utilising a square butt preparation, even in thicker materials. Significantly reducing the cost of welding, increasing profitability and keeping fabrication industries on-shore.
This technology has been adopted by some of the world’s most productive fabricators, has been exported to more than 20 countries and is being used extensively in the vessel, tank, tube & pipe, oil & gas, nuclear, water treatment, defence and other industries.