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6 Tips for Better GTAW Results

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From proper base material identification and cleaning to selecting the right tungsten, taking precautions to prevent distortion and more, there are several tips to consider to gain the highest quality GTAW weld. Plus, knowing some best practices can help minimize costly downtime and rework.

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) can present challenges that negatively impact the quality and strength of the finished weld if not corrected. Knowing how to address these issues up front can reduce the time and costs of troubleshooting problems, and minimize potential rework. 

Choosing the right equipment and consumables — and following some key best practices in setup and weld preparation — can also ensure you get the job done properly. Consider these six tips to maximize your success and help you become a better GTAW welder. This article is an exclusive feature published in The Fabricator, December 2014. To read the full article, please click here.