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Welding speeds/Energy levels

Welding speeds/Energy levels

Welding speeds/Energy levels

(OP)
Does anyone know where I can find suggested TIG welding speeds for nickel alloys? I am fusing thin strips across a butt joint.

I have built a machine to butt-weld Inconel in various sizes from .006 to .020" thick. I have always checked the speed with my calibrated eye but now have to teach others, with no welding background, how to operate the equipment.

Thanks all,
Ed
Mfg. Process Engineer

RE: Welding speeds/Energy levels

It is not uncommon in my experience for people setting up and using automated welding equipment to have no welding background.

 It’s normally a case of trial and error until the desired weld profile is achieved.  Once the ideal welding conditions has been set it needs to be repeatable, if the equipment is not programmable all the welding parameters must be measured and recorded.  The critical things to record are welding current (if no ammeter exists then you need a good clip on meter), and welding speed ( you need some form of accurate tachometer).  There are other things that you need to control such as the point angle of the tungsten electrode, this site may be useful, in particular the article on Troubleshooting Arc Welding Systems
http://www.pro-fusiononline.com/welding/

Have fun
www.gowelding.com ;    Technical information in the field of welding

RE: Welding speeds/Energy levels

hi
I am working in ikco the iranian big automotive maker.
we use mig/mag welding in our body shop.
I want to have some check sheet to test various kind of mig/mag welders for select the best of them .

RE: Welding speeds/Energy levels

weldind1,
had a look at the references in your post, but netscape couldn't find gowelding .com, could you check and post a reply to me here please
stinkefete.
ps didn't have a good look at the other 2 references you gave, but marked them for future ref, they looked good though.

RE: Welding speeds/Energy levels

When it comes to teaching I use pictures and drawings for my students. I draw with AutoCad and make step by step drawings that an eight year old can understand. This is not to say anything negative about the student. Some people learn faster than others. Hope this helps.
Raul

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