TiP TiG Process
The TiP TiG welding process improves significantly the weld quality and sharply increases welding speeds by guiding the preheated and oscillating filler wire directly into the weld pool to optimize and control the heat input.
The preheated filler wire melts faster and substantially increases the deposition rate. The oscillations of the filler wire are transmitted to the Weld Pool and break the surface tension of the molten metal to keep the liquid flowing. This improves side fusion and further increases deposition rates.
Higher deposition rates turn into faster welding speeds and less time for the heat to dissipate into the base material resulting in smaller heat affected zones.
Improved Safety
Easy to use Less grinding
Easy to learn Less welding time
No spatter  /  No slag Less interpass cleaning
Single hand use Less welder fatigue
No fumes Less noise
Better Weld Quality
In addition to speed, the TiP TiG weld process delivers exceptional weld quality and significantly reduces weld faults:
Better metal fusion Minimized evaporation
Less micro / macro porosity   of Cr, Ni and other alloys
Improved material values in weld zones Best metallurgical properties
Improved homogeny in weld zones Best mechanical properties
Less material stress Less inclusions
Less oxidation Less dilution
  Weld Characteristics TIG (GTAW) Stick (SMAW) Flux (FCAW) MIG (GMAW) TiP TiG
Deposition Rate 3 7 8 8 8
Weld Speed 3 5 7 6 10
Heat Input 3 5 7 6 10
Weld Distortion 4 6 6 6 10
Required Skill Level 2 4 5 9 9
Fusion Capability 8 6 6 8 10
Consumable Costs 6 5 3 9 7
Fusion Quality 9 6 6 8 10
Inclusions / Porosity / Particulate 9 3 4 7 10
Start - Stop Requirements 9 3 3 7 9
Welding Fumes 9 3 3 7 9
Spatter Generation 9 3 6 6 10
Weld Positions 8 6 7 6 10
Joint Fit-Up Tolerance 4 6 7 8 7
  Overall Performance 63% 48% 54% 71% 89%
Higher Productivity
TiP TiG allows for unmatched welding speeds:
Single process from root to cap
Up to 500 mm per minute manual welding length
More than 500 mm welding length per minute with Automation
Less cleaning considering the low oxidation and clean welding environment
Bevel preparation less critical due to better control over energy input
Use of standard MIG filler wire, lower inert gas consumption
Welding of different wall thicknesses in one pass
Increased layer thickness per pass
316L Wire Ø 1mm