Learn the basics of welding

Promax is here to help you understand the different types of welding and when to use each – as well as answer frequently asked questions.

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How-To Video - Tig Welding

Frequently asked questions - Tig Welding

What is Tig Welding?

Gas tungsten arc welding, also known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a tungsten electrode to produce the weld.

The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas and a filler metal. TIG Welding is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, magnesium and copper alloys.

This type of welding is used to weld different metals toether, welding metals other than common steel, for critical weld joints, and where precise, small welds are needed.

Safety Tips

Always follow the necessary safety procedures when using Promax products.

  • Only use these products if you are suitably qualified and competent
  • Always follow the operating instructions
  • Ensure that all electrical connections are safe and properly insulated
  • Always inspect your equipment for signs of damage or wear & tear before use
  • Ensure that all gas connections are secure and leak free
  • Be aware of your surroundings, sparks can ignite fires and harm you or those around you
  • Arc rays can burn the skin and harm the eyes
  • Always work in a well ventilated area– fumes generated during welding or cutting can be harmful
  • Always wear suitable body and eye protection



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