A New Perception of Activated Flux Tungsten Inert Gas (A-TIG) Welding Techniques for Various Materials

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Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) is more stable and allows for more precise control than most other arc welding processes. TIG welding is desired in the aerospace sector when thin parts have been welded with accuracy. However, when welding thick sections, autogenous TIG welding is not commonly recommended due to the limited depth of penetration required. It is in effective for joining the thick parts in a particular pass. Welding with activated flux tungsten inert gas (A-TIG) enhances weld penetration by four times in a single pass. This process will improve penetration depth, depth/width ratio and also, minimize angular distortion and residual stresses. A-TIG is the topic of investigation among researchers due to its deep penetration capacity. Properties of A-TIG welding in diverse materials was investigated in this study which also discusses the mechanisms, varied forces like lorentz force, buoyancy force, shear stress prompted by plasma jet, shear stress prompted by surface tension gradient, reverse marangoni force and aerodynamic drag force induced in the weld pool. The impact of activated fluxes on various materials of A-TIG weld was also investigated in this study. Recent advancements in TIG welding methods were also explored. According to the findings, A-TIG welding improves weld penetration significantly, but there is a lot of slug on the weld surface. This constraint can be addressed by using new versions of the A-TIG welding progression, such as flux bounded and the flux zone.




Sivakumar, J. … Ranjithkumar, M. (2022). A New Perception of Activated Flux Tungsten Inert Gas (A-TIG) Welding Techniques for Various Materials. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 10(5), 92–105. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijrte.e6770.0110522

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