HDMT GTAW

The Evolution of TIG…TIP TIG

TIP TIG is a semi-automatic high deposition metal transfer (HDMT®) variant of the manual TIG welding (GTAW) process. As opposed to the manual GTAW process, in TIP TIG, the continuously fed of material as well as preheated filler metal increases the deposition rate. The automatic TIG wire feeder includes a wire feed agitation mechanism that improves the dynamics of the molten weld pool. The agitation increases fluidity of the weld puddle and helps break up impurities and releases gases for reduced risk of inclusions and porosity.

Standard welding machines can be connected to the TIP TIG process. Our patented wire feed system introduces a vibration to the filler wire and as well as a pre heat to the filler material prior to entering the weld puddle. The vibratory effect comes from a mechanically applied agitation using a 4-roll wire drive unit. The hot wire current is created by a secondary power source within the TIP TIG wire feeder.

The TIP TIG welding process is most beneficial on alloys like Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Duplex and Super Duplex Stainless Steels, Inconel, Stellite, Titanium, Hastelloy, Copper Nickel, Nickel Chrome Alloys and for Aluminum welding.

The core application of the TIP TIG process is to attain higher travel speeds and increasing productivity of TIG welds using HDMT GTAW.

 

 

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Robotic TipTig Welds at GMAW Speeds

At the ABB customer day our Robotic TipTig was able to deposit welds at GMAW speeds, much to the surprise of conference attendees. The reason our system can produce TIG welds at GMAW speeds is our patented high-speed wire oscillation technology that agitates the weld pool to increase fluidity and... Read More