TIG Welding Class


6 Lessons

235 Enrolled


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TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum.

For a deeper dive into the science and skill of welding, be sure to check out the Welding Class.

And if you're looking for other types of welding, check out the MIG Welding Class.

Autodesk Technology Center San Francisco is a hub for research, development, and demonstration of new manufacturing technologies and workflows relating to configurable microfactories.


Lesson 1: Getting Started With the TIG Welder

Get started with the TIG welder, learn where all the panels and switches are located, and go over key safety features.

Lesson 2: TIG Fire Safety

There are many safety precautions to consider when TIG Welding.

Lesson 3: Torch and Tungsten

The tungsten electrode directs electricity into your base metal. The tungsten will need to be resharpened if dipped into the weld pool.

Lesson 4: TIG Settings for Steel and Aluminum

It is important to adjust your settings for to your material and its thickness.

Lesson 5: Tips for Great TIG Welds

Becoming a good welder will take many hours of practice.

Lesson 6: Operating the TIG Welder

Recap of how to run the welder and a few parting tips and tricks to get you the best results. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!