Messing around on some thick titanium for the blog post I’m working up. 3/32 tungsten #8 gas lens, pre-flow and post-flow same for each, amps same for each, length of weld same. Only change was CFH (and it’s not a small difference).
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For what it’s worth, I don’t sit at a bench and tig sculptures and scrap all day. Every now and then someone asks about my background. I’m a millwright by trade, did my apprenticeship in Detroit at Chrysler. Now I’m a driver/mechanic at General Dynamics in their prototype shop. Even get to pilot an Abrams every now and then.
Neither place was/is really keen on photography. The stuff I post online is a small percentage of the work I do. I’ve been lucky enough to experience a wide variety of situations, environments, and projects. Obviously the welding is what I love the most. Stick, short arc, tig, pulsed mig, fcaw, etc. All processes all the time. Armor, stainless, aluminum, tool steel, chromoly, mild steel, titanium I’ve tested on most of it from simple k-plates up to 6g; bend tests, dye pens, x-rays, etc. Mil-spec, aws, asme standards. I’ve welded sitting at benches, 100’ up in JLGs, on my back under an 80 ton prototype built from scratch, outside in a pit filled with hydraulic fluid, and inside a cylinder head washer using a mirror hanging upside down while my partner held a shield in front of my face.
I’m not saying all this to brag, but so y’all don’t think I’m some punk that sits welding flat plate all day and thinks he’s the man. I try to give advice from a place of experience and education, not internet folklore.
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