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    Default which electrode for welding titanium?

    bout to begin first titanium welds, ordered filler rod at 63.oo a lb. wats best electrode fir job ?

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    From previous post. I've read your unsure of your base metal why would you go out and spent money yet. Have you done any test.. titanium isn't magnetic.
    If grind on it puts out bright white sparks.
    Unlike mild steel which are yellowish.
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    i appreciate ur input, its out of necessity. nor for fun

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    Well then, Fur those welds I use 1/4" since it for ( Necessity )

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    Smile Best Practices Titanium TIG

    Quote Originally Posted by thatsallid0 View Post
    bout to begin first titanium welds, ordered filler rod at 63.oo a lb. wats best electrode fir job ?
    Since you are diving into the pool headlong without any previous Titanium TIG experience... maybe you will find these articles helpful in giving you some of the basics...

    Titanium 101: Best TIG (GTA) Welding Practices

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...anium-welding/

    and

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ium-tube-pipe/


    Maybe shine a little light on the subject..
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    I use 2% lanthanated, but any electrode suitable for DCEN is fine.


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    thanx to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    I use 2% lanthanated, but any electrode suitable for DCEN is fine.


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    thats a nice consistent bead width.... how does titanium filler flow ? like steel or like aluminum ?
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    Flows very nice. And the puddle is bright and shiny. It's a lot like welding stainless. The one thing I find challenging if I'm not 100% focused is that the tip of the filler rod can get stuck on the base metal on the leading edge of the puddle or if it touches anywhere else on the base metal. I try to be very deliberate with my dabs and I try to feed closer to the center of the puddle. The tip of the filler seems to stay molten and will freeze off on whatever it touches that isn't molten.

    I also pay very close attention to torch angle and shielding as I am coming up to an outside corner or moving around a tube. The weldment shape can block the shielding ahead of the puddle if you don't anticipate it. It's pretty agonizing when things all of a sudden go blue and purple around a corner because of torch angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    Flows very nice. And the puddle is bright and shiny. It's a lot like welding stainless. The one thing I find challenging if I'm not 100% focused is that the tip of the filler rod can get stuck on the base metal on the leading edge of the puddle or if it touches anywhere else on the base metal. I try to be very deliberate with my dabs and I try to feed closer to the center of the puddle. The tip of the filler seems to stay molten and will freeze off on whatever it touches that isn't molten.

    I also pay very close attention to torch angle and shielding as I am coming up to an outside corner or moving around a tube. The weldment shape can block the shielding ahead of the puddle if you don't anticipate it. It's pretty agonizing when things all of a sudden go blue and purple around a corner because of torch angle.

    thanks so much for your input
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