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TIG Welding Process in the News

by Dec 3, 2019Welding

We’re not big on boasting at Axenics, but our team of welders is second to none, proven by their appearance in three top manufacturing publications in 2019. Argon welding gas was the focus of the first story featuring Axenics, which ran in Gasworld magazine.

Argon Gas for TIG Welding

The aerospace industry buzzed about missions to Mars in the early part of 2019, and Axenics took part in a Mars- and argon gas-focused article in the January 2019 edition of Gasworld.

Axenics’ tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding experts utilize argon in their processes. Argon is the third most-prominent gas in our atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen are the top two). Argon provides an inert gas shield in a variety of welding practices including TIG welding.

A shielding gas like argon is utilized in TIG welding to lower the risk of exposure of the molten weld pool to oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen that is often present in the atmosphere. Those elements jeopardize weldments, leaving holes in the weld bead, or can cause spattering when the weld occurs.

TIG Takes Cover

The gas tungsten arc welding team (GTAW) at Axenics was the focus of the July/August 2019 issue of The Welder, sister publication of The Fabricator. The article, Tackling precision stainless steel TIG welding as a team, profiled Ernest Coolong, Tom Hammer and Brian Thessen, longtime TIG welders whose ingenuity, skills and speed help keep our metals division running smoothly.

It was pretty exciting to see those guys on the cover, too! GTAW welding is a popular choice in stainless steel component manufacturing as it results in highly-accurate, repeatable and refined welding.

TIG Welder Manipulates Lightning

The latest issue of Welding Journal is out now, with insight from and a profile on Brian Thessen, our journeyman gas tungsten arc welder (GTAW). Brian has some impressive thoughts on the future of welding – specifically who’s going to fill those shoes from the next generation and the skills they’ll need to possess for success.

While there’s currently a shortage of top-notch welding experts across the board, we’re thankful that Axenics employs some of the finest welders in the manufacturing industry. Technology keeps us all on our toes, but one constant at Axenics is ongoing education and training, evidenced in the Welding Journal article. (Plus, it’s pretty cool how GTAW welding is described as “manipulating lightning” in the story.)

While it’s great to reflect on the accomplishments of 2019, our sights are on 2020, and we’re excited for the innovations to come. All signs point to starting the decade off strong in the lean manufacturing industry.

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