Tungsten Electrodes from HFT
22 September 2020
When it comes to TIG welding, Tungsten Electrodes are the most important part of the application. A properly ground Tungsten Electrode will help to improve arc starting and stability, giving an overall better performance.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has manufactured the TEG-1000 Tungsten Electrode Grinder with a diamond wheel, resulting in clean and smooth finishes, with no splintering and eliminating arc jumping.
The use of the TEG-1000 Grinder will give repeatable Tungsten Electrode points every time, enabling consistent arc performance and welding results. Sizes 1.0 to 3.2 mm can be ground as standard, with other sizes catered for on request.
TIG welding requires Tungsten Electrodes to have perfectly ground and polished tips. HFT®’s TEG-1000 provides these, time after time, to exactly the same size and shape. The design of the TEG-1000 is such, that the diamond wheel grinds the Tungsten Electrodes longitudinally, preventing arc flicker or wander caused by circumferential lines or ridges found on electrodes, which have been ground incorrectly.
With Tungsten Electrodes ground and polished, mechanized welding can produce identical results every time. With manual welding, the shape of the Tungsten Electrode is just as important. With a correctly shaped tip, the arc can be precisely positioned with none of the erratic arcing experienced when using poorly shaped manually ground tips.
Courtesy of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®.