Ed Craig’s Weld Process Controls & Best Welding Practices, Self Teaching & Training resource for Robot & Manual MIG, Flux Cored, Advanced TIG & TIP TIG,

Consistently attaining optimum manual or robot weld quality and productivity at the lowest welding costs, requires that all those involved in the weld decisions have the weld process control expertise that’s necessary to implement the required best weld practices. This is the only global location where these important weld resources are provided.

Ed is all about change for the good. So around 2013, Ed changed to Em. In  2017, Em was training ship yard weld personnel how to control spatter. Her teaching method generates weld spatter then she shows the weld personnel how eliminate the spatter with fine voltage adjustments. The purpose, they no longer have to “play around” with their arc weld controls.

A lifetime of weld application diversity in 13 countries providing process improvements for more than a 1000 companies in which Em (used to be Ed) capped her career hat by bringing TIP TIG the world’s most effective arc process to North America.

From TIG and EB welds for NASA / Boeing / United Technology on the  Orion Mars Shuttle,  to robot MIG weld advice to Harley bike frame welds, or flux cored or TIG weld improvements on British Submarines or Canadian Oil rigs, from Em’s perspective there is only one way to weld, and that is to ensure all those responsible for the welds have the welding process controls and best practice expertise necessary to fully control and optimize the weld quality and productivity.

Perhaps you are looking for manual or robot MIG weld optimization. Maybe you would like your flux cored welders to dramatically improve their weld quality and productivity. It’s possible you have an interest in updating your TIG personnel with  my advanced AC/DC TIG process control program. Or maybe you would like your company to step into the future of welding, and get your organization educated and trained on the TIP TIG process.Ed/

       IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WELDS, PERHAPS THE FOLLOWING IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS.
  • Take a look at the latest Pulsed MIG and Inverter AC/DC TIG equipment  that offer so many electronic features and options that can influence the MIG and TIG weld quality. Now you have a resource that cuts through the bells and whistles, provides the feature requirements you need, and then simplifies the weld data selection for any weld,
  • Do you want the ability to walk up to any manual or robot pulsed MIG power source and without playing around with the weld controls, instantly set the optimum weld data for any steels, alloy steels or aluminum applications?
  • If you weld pipe or any code quality weld applications and are using  Flux Cored, TIG, SMAW or Pulsed MIG,  well here  is TIP TIG, a  process that’s far  superior and more cost effective. My TIP TIG program will make you familiar with the process, provide the training  program your welders will need and then simplify the TIP TIG weld parameter selection.
  • Short Circuit is  being used less frequently for many gauge welds.  Would you like to know the best possible pulsed features and settings for any manual or robot  gauge welds?
  • As with all MIG weld transfer  modes, the pulsed mode also has it’s limits, and you need to know with steels and especially with aluminum welds when to switch from pulsed to spray and  then provide the optimum data.
  • Would you like the resource and ability to provide a simple training method that provides weld process optimization for any Manual or robot, MIG – Flux Cored – Advanced TIG – TIP TIG welds?
  • Would you like to know where to use Pulse and where you will get yourself into trouble using pulsed especially with aluminum and steel and alloy steel welds?
  • Would you like the MIG and flux cored expertise to prevent and MINIMIZE weld defects, enable the lowest weld rejects and weld rework potential?.The bad news, to get the above expertise will take about 20 hours of your time. The good news, it will only cost you three hundred dollars.

If you wish, in a few hours I can provide the weld process control  – best practice training programs at your facility and while there solve any weld quality / productivity problems you are having.  Call E Craig. Eastern US time. Pho. 828 337 2695.  emilycraig67@gmail.com

Weld Process Ownership should start in the front office and spread to the weld shop floor.

WHAT’S THE SENSE OF BEING A HIGH TECH  AEROSPACE OR DEFENSE COMPANY AND USE  OUT DATED WELD TECHNOLOGY, PRACTICES, WELDING  PROCEDURES &  SPECIFICATIONS.

What do NASA, Lockheed, Exon, Northrop, Raytheon, GE, Westinghouse, Boeing, SpaceX, Airbus, Fluor, Bechtel. Caterpillar, General Motors and most other high tech engineering companies have in common in 2018?  Most large companies in which welding is an important function, will be using outdated weld specifications &  procedures, and few of the managers and engineers responsible for the weld shops or departments in these companies will have effective Ownership of their companies  weld processes.

Program ONE. ROBOT and Manual MIG, Weld Process Controls & Best Welding Practice program.

Program TWO. Gas Shielded Flux Cored, Weld Process Controls & Best Welding Practice program.

Program THREE. Advanced AC and DC TIG and  also TIP TIG Weld Process Controls & Best Weld Practices Training – Self Teaching program.

Program FOUR. “The Weld Management – Engineers Book to MIG and Flux Cored. With this  book, you also get your choice of any of  Weld Process Controls – Best Weld Practices training programs  1 – 2 – 3.

Scroll down for extensive data on all the process  programs, and also on  information on how to order using Pay-Pal or regular Credit Cards.


When it comes to robot MIG weld process controls and best robot  weld practices,
OUR  ROBOT TECHNICIANSS ARE “EXPERIENCED”, MEANS WHAT?

E-Mail.

Dear Ed. I am writing you to mention that I am leaving the active duty with Bombardier Transportation. I am heading to my retirement, beginning the 1st of March. Ed I am glad that our roads have crossed. I have always been impressed by your process expertise, competence, dynamic attitude & action, and most of all by your incessant combat for common sense and against management ignorance.

Regards and All the best. Wladyslaw Jaxa-Rozen, P. Eng., IWE. Fellow Expert – Welding and Materials. Bombardier Transportation – Americas
St-Bruno, Québec.

Note: Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier has built an extensive and diverse portfolio of winning mobility solutions. Everywhere people travel by land and in the air, a Bombardier product is ready to transport them. From category-defining business jets and commercial aircraft designed for the challenges of today, to sleek high speed trains and public transit that’s smarter than ever. With 70,900 employees, Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. In 2015, Bombardier posted revenues of $18.2 billion.

The following is a brief description of the available training programs. For extensive info or to order, scroll down the page to the specific program that you have an interest in.

Program 1:  A Self Teaching & Training Program.

 ROBOT and Manual Weld Process Controls & Best Welding Practices. All Steels, Alloy Steels and Aluminum.

  • Consistently enable the highest possible MIG weld quality.
  • Ensure you are attaining maximum robot and manual weld deposition rates and productivity.
  • Dramatically reduce Robot MIG weld rejects, repairs & liability concerns.
  • Dramatically reduce robot and manual weld spatter and MIG weld cleaning.
  • Dramatically reduce robot down time.
  • So with your robots you have wire burn back to the tip issues, poor arc starts, weld crater issues, weld burn through issues you can do what most robot techs do and play around with the weld controls or you can instantly set the correct process data to eliminate the issues.

While some weld equipment mfgs. provide MIG equipment loaded with costly, useless electronic bells and whistles, or tell your company about the millions of weld form waves available from their over priced MIG power equipment, this resource cuts through the sales BS and provides the Inverter features you need and the THREE easy to remember sets of MIG weld data that will ensure optimum robot or manual MIG weld quality and productivity. This data applies to all available weld transfer modes and all MIG consumables. The bottom line is with the purchase of this resource a weld shop will finally have weld decision makers who will no longer have to “play around” with either their manual or robot MIG weld controls.

This program also enables weld decision makers to dramatically reduce their weld shop equipment and  consumable costs.

Finally a program that provides a a simple method to work out and provide real world weld costs – quotes.

The MIG equipment you purchased may enable the Short Circuit – Spray – Globular and Pulsed Transfer Modes, the question is do those that operate that equipment understand the weld modes, the optimum parameters and their correct use on those steels. alloy steels, stainless and aluminum welds.

No other self teaching –  training weld process control resource provides the comprehensive, real world, weld process control – best practice data found in this program. From Short Circuit welds on gauge applications to Spray or Pulsed welds on thicker steels. From carbon steels to aluminum and all alloy steel welds.

From MIG fabrication, to pipe or clad welds, you can get advice from a weld salesman, or get the practical, cost effective weld info that will always produce the highest possible MIG weld quality at the lowest possible weld costs

Includes items

  1. My Power Point Training Program “Manual MIG. Optimum manual weld Process Controls – Best Practices for all Steels, Alloy Steels and Aluminum applications”
  2. My 100 page Book. “Manual – Robot MIG Welding”
  3. My DVD film. “MIG Process Controls Made Simple”


Cost: $275.00, plus shipping, $30 USA & Canada.  
Other countries $60.

Note on ORDERING: Some of you have called and stated you cannot use PAYPAL to order, as your company does not have a PAYPAL acct. Please be aware that with PAYPAL you do not need to use the PAYPAL acct. PAYPAL provides the option for you to use your regular credit card, (claim as an expense), or use a company credit card.

For those of you that work in companies that have a fire wall in place that prevents the acceptance of large E-Mails, please provide an alternative E-Mail address (such as your own e-mail address). Part of the program will be delivered by We Transfer E-Mail, and the books and DVD by USA Priority mail. These programs are not refundable.

Program 2.
“Gas Shielded Flux Cored Weld Process Controls – Best Weld Practices”. 

The following is a brief description of the available items. To order or for extensive information scroll down the page to the specific Items you want. When you order,  you will have two options to pay. With the PayPal Login use your PayPal account, or the other option is use the PayPal Box that enables you to use your own credit card info.

Weld skills are just one part of the requirements for gas shielded flux cored weld process optimization. Here you will find the solutions to consistently ensure the highest possible weld flux cored weld quality & productivity when welding any all position flux cored structural welds, pressure vessels, pipes, tanks, or any type of groove welds including those with open roots, steel or ceramic backing.

Note If you are a welder and you want the easy to learn the solutions to pass any all position plate / pipe weld test required by AWS – API – ASME – ABS, this is it.

Gas Shielded Flux cored is a process that utilizes MIG equipment, and as common with the MIG process, most flux cored weld personnel will play around with the power source or wire feed weld controls.

The flux cored process is often used on all position, code applications that typically require optimum weld quality. For more than three decades, the manual / automated flux cored process has in the majority of global plants rarely been optimized, and the consequences from welder testing to the applications is unnecessary weld costs. Please keep in mind that this is a process that even when used correctly can readily generate many weld defects.

When NDT is used for flux cored weld evaluation, the welds will typically reveal lack of fusion, slag, worm tracks and excess porosity concerns. These defects and weld rework can be greatly reduced by weld personnel that have flux cored weld process control – best weld practice expertise.

With the gas shielded flux cored process, the weld shop should expect slag inclusion, porosity, worm tracks, lack of fusion and cracks. The weld shop should also be aware that with weld process controls & best practice expertise you can minimize those defects.

Not only will the use of this program dramatically reduce flux cored weld liability concerns and weld rework costs, this program also enables weld personnel to consistently attain the highest possible, all position weld production, (highest deposition rates ) enabling the lowest possible weld costs.

WELD PROFESSIONALS NEVER “PLAY AROUND” WITH WELD CONTROLS. No weld shop should be proud that some of it’s weld personnel  “play around” with their weld controls. This resource will ensure that weld personnel will no longer have to “play around” with  weld controls, and instead rookie welders or highly experienced welders will be able to provide instant optimum weld parameters and the weld practices that are necessary in most weld shops to deal with the many variables that daily influence the weld quality / productivity.

With my weld process control CLOCK method, you only need to learn THREE easy to remember flux cored settings suited to all weld applications.

This program includes items:

  1. My flux cored Process Controls – Best Practice Power Point Training Program.
    “Gas Shielded Flux Cored weld Process Controls – Best Weld Practices.
  2. My flux cored Book. “Flux Cored and MIG weld Process Controls”
  3. My Video (on DVD) to learn the Clock Method. “MIG Controls Made Simple”.

Cost: $275.00, plus shipping, $30 USA & Canada. Other countries $60.



If you could answer the questions in the following quiz, you would not  need this resource.

It pleases me at times when I am out in my car, and I view a few of the weld projects that I was requested to provide robot MIG weld quality and weld productivity improvements.

These are just a few of the robot applications Ed was asked to i,prove the robot weld quality and productivity.

I have  over the last three  decades created over 200 million dollars in robot MIG weld quality – productivity weld cost savings for companies such as  GM, Ford, Dana,  Harley, Hayes, Chrysler, VW,  Volvo,  Johnson Controls, Tower, and numerous other Fortune 500 companies. I have provided process improvements and used these process training programs in hundreds of plants in 13 countries.  The first company to use my ROBOT MIG program was DANA. 

E – Mail From Dana Weld Eng.
Em,  I wanted to send update about the E-Town DANA plant that you visited a few years ago. As you know, on your first visit to the plant, our robot MIG welding lines were producing less than 40 Ford F-150 truck frames per-hour and 100 % of the completed robot frames required extensive manual weld rework. Thanks to your Robot Weld Process Control Training program and your recommended robot weld process and consumable changes, the robot weld results from our employees are today staggering. Yesterday the  plant that I am at hit  very close to a record of 76 frames per hour. We are daily attaining our average goal of one frame per-minute. We had two recent weld audits. One weld audit had a total of two failures, and the 2nd weld audit was the first 100% pass weld audit in the history of the Ford F-150 line. We have now implemented your 7 Step Robot Weld Process Control” recommendations in five of our USA plants.

Many thanks Em!  From a grateful weld engineer, and also from a  grateful DANA Corporation.
Ryan Good. Senior Weld Engineer,  Dana,

Note:  DANA is a Tier One supplier and world leader in the supply of drive line products  such as axles, drive shafts, transmissions and power technologies used for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. DANA employs approximately 22,500 people in 26 countries. In 2010. Dana had sales of $6.1 billion.

It pleases me at times when I am out in my car, and I view a few of the weld projects that I was requested to provide robot MIG weld quality and weld productivity improvements.

These are just a few of the robot applications Ed was asked to i,prove the robot weld quality and productivity.

I have  over the last three  decades created over 200 million dollars in robot MIG weld quality – productivity weld cost savings for companies such as  GM, Ford, Dana,  Harley, Hayes, Chrysler, VW,  Volvo,  Johnson Controls, Tower, and numerous other Fortune 500 companies. I have provided process improvements and used these process training programs in hundreds of plants in 13 countries.  The first company to use my ROBOT MIG program was DANA. 

E – Mail From Dana Weld Eng.
Em,  I wanted to send update about the E-Town DANA plant that you visited a few years ago. As you know, on your first visit to the plant, our robot MIG welding lines were producing less than 40 Ford F-150 truck frames per-hour and 100 % of the completed robot frames required extensive manual weld rework. Thanks to your Robot Weld Process Control Training program and your recommended robot weld process and consumable changes, the robot weld results from our employees are today staggering. Yesterday the  plant that I am at hit  very close to a record of 76 frames per hour. We are daily attaining our average goal of one frame per-minute. We had two recent weld audits. One weld audit had a total of two failures, and the 2nd weld audit was the first 100% pass weld audit in the history of the Ford F-150 line. We have now implemented your 7 Step Robot Weld Process Control” recommendations in five of our USA plants.

Many thanks Em!  From a grateful weld engineer, and also from a  grateful DANA Corporation.
Ryan Good. Senior Weld Engineer,  Dana,

Note:  DANA is a Tier One supplier and world leader in the supply of drive line products  such as axles, drive shafts, transmissions and power technologies used for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. DANA employs approximately 22,500 people in 26 countries. In 2010. Dana had sales of $6.1 billion.

It pleases me at times when I am out in my car, and I view a few of the weld projects that I was requested to provide robot MIG weld quality and weld productivity improvements.

These are just a few of the robot applications Ed was asked to i,prove the robot weld quality and productivity.

I have  over the last three  decades created over 200 million dollars in robot MIG weld quality – productivity weld cost savings for companies such as  GM, Ford, Dana,  Harley, Hayes, Chrysler, VW,  Volvo,  Johnson Controls, Tower, and numerous other Fortune 500 companies. I have provided process improvements and used these process training programs in hundreds of plants in 13 countries.  The first company to use my ROBOT MIG program was DANA. 

E – Mail From Dana Weld Eng.
Em,  I wanted to send update about the E-Town DANA plant that you visited a few years ago. As you know, on your first visit to the plant, our robot MIG welding lines were producing less than 40 Ford F-150 truck frames per-hour and 100 % of the completed robot frames required extensive manual weld rework. Thanks to your Robot Weld Process Control Training program and your recommended robot weld process and consumable changes, the robot weld results from our employees are today staggering. Yesterday the  plant that I am at hit  very close to a record of 76 frames per hour. We are daily attaining our average goal of one frame per-minute. We had two recent weld audits. One weld audit had a total of two failures, and the 2nd weld audit was the first 100% pass weld audit in the history of the Ford F-150 line. We have now implemented your 7 Step Robot Weld Process Control” recommendations in five of our USA plants.

Many thanks Em!  From a grateful weld engineer, and also from a  grateful DANA Corporation.
Ryan Good. Senior Weld Engineer,  Dana,

Note:  DANA is a Tier One supplier and world leader in the supply of drive line products  such as axles, drive shafts, transmissions and power technologies used for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. DANA employs approximately 22,500 people in 26 countries. In 2010. Dana had sales of $6.1 billion.

They don’t teach this information at any global engineering university, college or training facility,

Item 4.

“Weld Management – Engineer & Supervisor Book”.

With this book order you can order any Training Resource.

MIG Welding Management

The following is a brief description of the available items. For extensive info and to order scroll down the page to the specific Items you want and to place an order.

Item 4 Package includes the following Three items:

My weld Management – Engineers” Book;

[1] “A Management & Engineers Guide to MIG Weld Quality Weld Productivity and Costs.

This 600 page book is the most comprehensive practical book ever written for anyone that wants to cut the umbilical cord to the weld sales man, and manage a weld shop to daily attain the best possible, manual / robot MIG – FCA weld quality / productivity. Also the book has a unique section that deals with the requirements necessary for weld decision makers to attain the highest possible deposition rates and the highest weld speeds with robots or any automated welds. This is the only source of this data available anywhere in the world..

With this package you can also select one of my power point Training – Self Teaching Programs.

[2] Below you will be asked to select one of the following power point weld process control self teaching and training programs;

  • Manual – MIG.
  • Manual Flux Cored.
  • Robot MIG Weld Process Control program.
  • Advanced TIG and TIP TIG programe.

Item. 4 Cost: $475.00, plus $30 USA & Canada shipping.

Other countries $60.


Training Progam Options



When you order you will have two options to pay. With the PayPal Login use your PayPal account, or the other option is use the PayPal Box that enables you to use your credit card info.

 Note: Within a few hours of PayPal accepting your payment, you will receive my Power Point program on a “WE TRANSFER” E-Mail. The books and DVD will follow in the mail. Those that purchase these materials can call me anytime with weld questions. 828 337 2695 Eastern Time. Call between 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday. E-Mail ecraig@weldreality.com.

Item 3.

“The World’s most Advanced TIG and TIP TIG
Training & Self Teaching Program
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Three unique TIG Weld Process Controls & Best Weld Practice Training Programs in one.

[1] ADVANCED AC TIG for all Aluminum welds.

[2] ADVANCED DCEN TIG for all steels – alloy steel welds.

[3] TIP TIG the evolution of TIG.  Ed bought this exiting new TIG process to both North America and Australia.

This unique three part TIG program deals with attaining the best possible results from both advanced TIG and TIP TIG  weld equipment. No more playing around with those complex new electronic TIG weld controls. You will have the knowledge required to enable full utilization of the weld power source control options now provided with  Advanced  AC – DC and TIP TIG welds.

These programs benefit anyone considering or using Advanced TIG equipment or the TIP TIG process  for either manual or robot welds. Those in the Aerospace, Defense, Power, Oil, or Medical industries will provide extensive weld benefits from these unique training or self teaching methods

TIP TIG: Ed bought the TIP TIG process to North America and Australia.  If you want to know why you should not be using regular TIG for manual welds or Hot / Cold Wire TIG for automated welds, this program provides  unique data that breaks down the differences between regular TIG, Hot / Cold Wire TIG, and TIP TIG. Also with this program you have all the weld settings required for just about any global welding applications.

WHY CHANGE IS GETTING OLD: A note to the Aerospace, Defense, Oil, Power, Nuclear and Medical industries. The majority of the Weld Specifications and Procedures used in your  industries will too frequently point out how outdated these important weld control documents are, and also how out of touch most managers and engineers are who are responsible. Weld process control and best practice expertise are the missing links in these industries and are necessary for managers, engineers and supervisors to step into the 21st Century and take ownership and enable their companies to consistently attain the highest TIG  or TIP TIG weld quality and productivity with of course the lowest weld costs.

REGULAR TIG TO ADVANCED TIG: When a company purchases a costly new  Inverter TIG power source, they may have purchased what is often termed an Advanced TIG power source, the irony is that the company too frequently  will have purchased TIG equipment  that is simply ineffective in comparison to TIP TIG. Or the new TIG power source will have electronic features that few will best utilize, or bells and whistles that simply should not be used and the add more weld process confusion for the weld shop.;

If you don’t know why an AC Balance Wave Control should be used on many DC welds, you need this program. If you don’ know what the guide lines are for using Pulsed DC welds or AC Hz welds you need this program.

Few companies can typically create TIG weld quality shown below. If you were  an engineer involved with traditional TIG and you learnt my program you would have the ability to look at these TIG alum welds, write down the data, procedure and best practices required to enable this weld quality and the remarkable weld quality uniformity.

TIG has dramatically evolved, the question is have you?

If you understand TIG process controls and best weld practices, then welds like this are less of a welding challenge.


TIP TIG.. The program explains why TIP TIG will provide your weld shop with dramatic weld quality and productivity cost benefits, and don’t know how to best set up, utilize or train TIP TIG welders, for manual or automated welds, you need this program.

2017.. Today as its been for almost 70 years, most in the global weld industry still TIG weld the the way its been done for decades. For more than a decade the TIG process has evolved into a far superior process called TIP TIG. In contrast to regular manual TIG or using the most sophisticated TIG electronic weld  equipment or the automated Hot Wire TIG process, the TIP TIG process will always;

  • produce superior weld quality,
  • superior metallurgical,
  • superior corrosion properties.
  • the lowest distortion,
  • the lowest weld fumes
  • the lowest all position skill requirements,
  • welds that cost tyoically  25 – 30% of the cost of a TIG weld.
  • easily automated with reduced arc length sensitivity.

What makes this Advanced traditional TIG and TIP TIG training program unique?

AS WITH THE MIG PROCESS, YOU MAY HAVE WATCHED SKILLED TIG WELDERS “PLAY AROUND” OR SIMPLY NOT FULLY UTILIZE THEIR WELD EQUIPMENT ELECTRONIC WELD PROCESS CONTROL FEATURES.

TIG been been around for at more than 60 years, so why should TIG weld process control – best practice training be necessary even for those “highly skilled” TIG welders?

Maybe you think you have all the expertise necessary with the TIG process. The following are a few fundamental Process Questions that you could ask your experienced TIG welders.

[] There are three essential AC process control options that are required for all optimum aluminum welds, What are they and why are they essential?

[] Explain the key weld attributes that can be attained from an AC TIG Hz control and a DC TIG pulsed control.

[] Your new TIG equipment has arrived, it has a Balance Wave Regulation Control.
What is it? —– Why is it required? —– What benefits do you get from it.. 

[] What is the difference of a Balance Wave Control and an independent Amplitude control? Which is beneficial for your weld shop applications and why?

[] How does the AC Balance Wave regulation impact weld fusion or weld burn through?

[] What welds will it benefiT from an AC Hz Frequency control, and why.

[] Name three important benefits attained from a basic AC Square Wave control in contrast to a TIG power source usin a regular AC Sine Wave?

[] Why is it important when welding gauge aluminum to use options that can enable you to stop using pure tungsten.

[] When should you consider DCEN Pulsed TIG, and why on many DCEN TIG welds
on parts > 3mm should this option be given careful consideration?

[] Explain how the TIG argon gas is responsible for removing the alum oxide for clean AC welds”

[] You have AC wave regulation and you want to reduce some of that alum porosity what do you adjust?

[] Are different wave form patterns something your welds really need?

[] Can you explain why any company any company can decrease it’s TIG weld labor costs by 100 – 400 %, with using the TIP TIG process.

[] Can you explain why in less than 10 days, that it’s possible to train none welding personnel on how to pass any all position, code pipe test, on any alloy or steel application using TIP TIG.

[] Can you explain why regular TIG and Hot Wire TIG are a poor process for many automated or robot TIG welds, and why the TIP TIG process is far superior?

[] Can you explain why in contrast to any TIG weld on any metal, that you will get superior side weld fusion and less porosity from the TIP TIG process.

[] Can you explain with TIP TIG, why you don’t need a gas trailing shield for most Titanium welds >3mm?

[] Can you explain why pre-heat may be reduced or eliminated, and inter pass temp controls reduced with TIP TIG?

[] Can you explain why most advanced electronic options on a new TIG power source are not necessary with most TIP TIG welds.

[] Can you explain why in contrast to TIG or Hot Wire TIG, you always attain superior mechanicals and superior corrosion properties from TIP TIG.

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For more than six decades, TIG equipment rarely changed. If you examined the global weld specifications and procedures being used in 2017 you will find that the spec / procedures revisions rarely have anything to do with the TIG equip. / process technology available today. It’s ironic that in 2017 as we rush to build space vehicles we will be utilizing data influenced by 1980s weld specifications or procedures that in the last three decades may have been revised with a grammer error.


IT’S TIME TO CHANGE and change starts in the engineering office.

Can you explain the unusual color of this untouched E309, 7 mm, TIG fillet, and the minuscule HAZ.


In industry where focus is too often on welder skills, where process control expertise and best weld practice discussions are rare, where process – equipment ownership by management is poor, it should be no surprise to find that TIG weld process optimization is not what it should be, and the weld shop culture is “why change the way we have always done it”


WITH THE UNIQUE TIP TIG PROCESS, ELECTRONIC OPTIONS ARE RARELY REQUIRED, THE WELD ENHANCEMENT COMES MOSTLY FROM THE MECHANICAL ACTIONS IN THE WIRE FEEDER. 

Few alloys attain benefit from weld heat, however the process most widely utilized to weld alloys is TIG, a process that due to it’s low deposition, low travel rates usually puts more weld heat into a part than any other weld process. The evolution of TIG, is TIP TIG. This process  will always attain higher weld quality than TIG, and as TIP TIG provides much higher TIG weld speeds, this process provides the least weld heat into any metal being welded.

TIG has been around for 70 years yet even in high tech industries such as Aerospace. Powe, Oil  and Defense, you will find that too many TIG weld procedures utilized are out-dated,  poor and show a lack of TIG weld process control and best weld practice expertise.

For years the increasing TIG Inveter weld process control options have either added  confusion to the shop or are not mentioned in the weld specs.

In 2017 I was given the opportunity to do contract work at United Technology as a senior weld engineer. For a short time I  worked on Boeing – NASA, TIG and EB weld projects that will be part of the ORION Space project. Orion is the space shuttle that will journey to the Space Station, the Moon and  Mars. One day, I hope to influence companies such as NASA, Boeing and Spacex to start using  21st Century arc weld processes, updated weld specs – procedures, along with weld process controls – best practices methods.

Item 3.
Advanced TIG including TIP TIG. Cost $275.00, plus $30 USA & Canada shipping. Shipping to other countries $60.