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    Do non-tungsten electrodes exist that could be or are used with Tig equipment?

    Curious if there might be some odd specialty process out there.

    Yeah, don't have much to do today. :-)
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    Originally posted by stickermigtigger View Post
    Do non-tungsten electrodes exist that could be or are used with Tig equipment?

    Curious if there might be some odd specialty process out there.

    Yeah, don't have much to do today. :-)
    While still using a tungsten electrode in a different configuration and a dedicated controller "Plasma Welding" can use a TIG power supply....
    You sometimes see Maxstars used with a THERMAL ARC WC100B PLASMA Weld controller and torch..

    This is NOT plasma cutting... and is getting less and less popular with the advent of advanced inverter TIG machines that give precise puddle control and are replacing Plasma equipment in many applications as a more cost effective solution.....

    Here is an overview of the Plasma Welding process...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_arc_welding
    Last edited by H80N; 09-13-2013, 07:22 AM.
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      Carbon electrodes were used without gas even before stick welding was invented.
      Miller stuff:
      Dialarc 250 (1974)
      Syncrowave 250 (1992)
      Spot welder (Dayton badged)

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