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    Best gas for welding work

    hi...
    I am a Lincy. I am the owner of a welding shop. Can you suggest me which is the best gas suits for welding work?

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    Re: Best gas for welding work

    Hi,

    you are in an electronics forum.

    I suggest that ask this question in a welding forum.

    Afaik: the type of gas depends on welding material, welding quality and the cost for the gas.

    btw: "best" is a very subjective value. For one the cheapest is the best, for the other the best expectable welding quality is the best.
    I recommend to refine your question.

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    Re: Best gas for welding work

    MIG (GMAW): Argon, Ar75 or CO2 depending on metal
    workpiece and penetration desired. Straight argon for
    aluminum.

    TIG (GTAW): Argon, helium

    Stick / flux cored wire: none

    Gas welding: Acetylene generally, but heating and
    low melting point materials may prefer oxy/propane for
    cost (aluminum, brazing).


    I question just how good a shop it is if the owner has
    no clue about the processes used. Certainly seems
    likely to foster a lack of respect from the people doing
    the actual work. Go take a welding night class at the
    local community college, if you have one. Reading is
    all well and fine but technique lies with "muscle memory",
    more than book learning. Take it from a guy who's laid
    down tens of feet of crappy welds.

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