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K-TIG Welding Process

At DIALOG Fitzroy we maintain a regime of continuous improvement, and are always searching for better and more efficient methods.  Recently we purchased TIP TIG welding equipment which has significantly improved weld quality and increased welding speed relative to previous methods.

Now, as an extension of the TIP TIG technology we have introduced Keyhole TIG welding or K-TIG for short which has proven to be just as beneficial and even more efficient. 

K-TIG is a single-pass, full-penetration keyhole welding technology that performs multi-hour conventional TIG welds in just minutes whilst providing the sought after cleanliness of TIG/GTAW.   K-TIG is intended as an automated welding process for 1G and 2G welding of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, and it has already shown average time cost savings of 80 - 95 percent.

K-TIG is a GTAW process which requires no edge bevelling, uses as little as 10% of the gas normally required and produces highly repeatable, x-ray quality welds with superb cap and root aesthetics.

K-TIG performs single pass, full penetration welds in a wide range of materials, including:

  • Stainless steel up to 1/2 inch (13mm) thickness
  • Duplex & Super Duplex up to 1/2 inch (13mm) thickness
  • Nickel alloys & super alloys up to 1/2 inch (13mm) thickness
  • High quality carbon steel up to 1/4 inch (6mm) thickness

K-TIG’s incredibly fast welding times result in dramatic reductions in labour costs, welding cycle times, rework and repair costs, gas and power consumption. K-TIG's full-penetration welds significantly reduce or eliminate grinding, back-gouging & reworking. The K-TIG process eliminates the need for edge bevelling and dramatically reduces or eliminates the need for filler material. K-TIG requires only a simple square butt joint, and can also be utilised with all standard GTAW preparations.

For information on how we can offer these efficiencies to your project please contact Doug Timanus dtimanus@dialogfitzroy.com