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Welder's Heaven is Now Offering
“TIG & TUNGSTEN GUIDE BOOK”
(-- below is the outlined Table of Contents--)
B. Types of Welding
II. THE PROPER TUNGSTEN
A. The Basics
1. Diameters and Lengths
2. Current Ranges
3. International Color Coating Chart
B. Determinants of Tungsten Performance
1. Manufacturing Variables
A. Oxide Distribution and Size
B. Grain Size and Structure
2. Physical Characteristics of Different Oxides
A. Electron Work Function of Oxides
B. Migration and Evaporation Rates
C. The Different Oxide Types
5. Pure Tungsten
6. Other Options
D. Conclusion of Proper Tungsten
III. THE PROPER PREPARATION
A. The Proper Electrode Geometry
1. Electrode Diameter
2. Electrode Taper
3. Electrode Tip/Flat
4. Surface Finishes
5. Typical Manufacturer's Recommended Geometry
6. Tolerances Required for Different Applications
B. The Proper Equipment
C. Proper Grinding and Cutting Techniques
1. Tip/Flat Preparation
2. Taper Grinding
3. Cutting to Length
IV. DGP PRODUCTS AND HOW THEY MEET WELDER’S NEEDS
A. The Proper Tungsten
B. The Proper Precision Electrode Grinding Equipment
C. Properly Pre-Grounded and Cut Electrodes
NEWS!! - "Ceramic" Abrasives Now in Stock!
Welder's Heaven now carries ceramic heat-treated Type 29 flap wheels with lubricated ceramic coating that stay sharp and cut cool with minimal loading. This fast cutting, long lasting abrasive grain is ideal for even the toughest metals including high performance alloys. We also carry ceramic quick-change sanding discs and ceramic 36-grit shop rolls. Come by the store and check them out.
CHECK OUT OUR USED EQUIPMENT - NOW ON SALE!!
Welder's Heaven frequently has used welding equipment, pigtails for sale. Come by the store and get a close look at our used equipment.
Get the most recent updated information on how to weld the most difficult metals such as Aluminum, Titanium, Cast Iron, Cast Steel, Heat Treated & Hardened Steels, and Magnesium.
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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