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Tech/Engineering - Metallurgy / Casting / Welding and Boiler Making
|Spanish term or phrase: Soldadura eléctrica, argón, TIC, MIC, plasma,|
|I would like to know if all these are welding methods please and what TIC & MIC stand for in English. The context is below. Thanks :-0) |
Soldadura eléctrica, argón, TIC, MIC, plasma, oxicorte con soldadores homologados por A.B.S.
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TIG = Tungsten Inert Gas (welding) /MIG = Metal Inert Gas
TIG = tungsten inert gas welding
Gas tungsten arc welding
The Belgian artist Hubert Minnebo during the TIG welding of a monumental bronze sculpture
Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a nonconsumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by a shielding gas (usually an inert gas such as argon), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it. A constant-current welding power supply produces energy which is conducted across the arc through a column of highly ionized gas and metal vapors known as a plasma.
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Accesorios para soldadura TIG.
Esquema de la soldadura TIG.
La soldadura TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), se caracteriza por el empleo de un electrodo permanente de tungsteno, aleado a veces con torio o zirconio en porcentajes no superiores a un 2%. Dada la elevada resistencia a la temperatura del tungsteno (funde a 3410 ºC), acompañada de la protección del gas, la punta del electrodo apenas se desgasta tras un uso prolongado. Los gases más utilizados para la protección del arco en esta soldadura son el argón y el helio, o mezclas de ambos.
What is MIG? MIG stands for metal inert gas. In stick welding the flux on the electrode melts and forms a gas to shield the puddle from the atmosphere. The atmosphere has hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and other gases that will cause weld defects if allowed to get into the weld pool.
In MIG, a spool of solid-steel wire is fed from the machine, through a liner, then out of a contact tip in the MIG gun. The contact tip is hot, or electrically charged, when the trigger is pulled and melts the wire for the weld puddle. This is accomplished in several ways. This article discusses short-circuit welding.
In short-circuit welding, small droplets of molten wire, heated when short-circuited, flow together to make a puddle as they touch the base metal. Inert gas flows out of the gun and keeps the weld puddle shielded from the atmosphere. Thus, metal inert gas . Inert means the gas will not combine with another element; so inert gases, like helium and argon, were used.
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