Practical TIG Welding

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Want to learn motorsport fabrication? You’re going to need to learn TIG welding. 

TIG welding is one of the key welding techniques in motorsport fabrication. The finished product will last for years to come — and look great. With the right TIG machine, and the correct knowledge, you can weld all the popular materials you’ll come across in the motorsport industry.

Traditionally, it’s been difficult for enthusiasts to learn the skills of TIG welding. The conventional path usually involves a fabrication apprenticeship or formal training. While there is nothing wrong with these methods, sometimes fitting in a three-year apprenticeship around your already busy schedule isn’t feasible.

This is where the Practical TIG Welding course comes in.

It will teach you what you need to know about TIG Welding, and how to perfect the TIG process to get great results. You can learn the skills taught in this course at your own pace, meaning it’s never too late at night to start cracking into the next project (although the neighbours might disagree).

Producing high-quality welds start well before you pick up the TIG torch.

In this course, you’ll learn everything from the setup, preparation, and PPE requirements, right through to the gas flow, purging techniques and heat control that you’ll need to know when starting your weld. You’ll also learn some techniques for destructive testing your welds so you can have the confidence that you’re getting the correct amount of penetration, providing a strong and reliable weld.

Learn a 6-step TIG welding process.

Once you’ve mastered both the theory and practical skills taught in the course, you’ll learn a simple 6 step process you can apply to your TIG welding tasks, regardless of what material you’re welding. This makes it easy to ensure you get the right results every single time.

This 6 step ETS Fab welding process is also demonstrated in our library of worked examples where you can watch it being applied on a real fabrication job. In this library, we’ve varied the fabrication materials and projects to give you experience on a wide range of different materials and TIG machines. This library of worked examples is also going to see more models added over time, so it will grow with you.

What you will learn
  • What to look for in a TIG welder with our TIG buyers guide
  • How a TIG welder operates and the settings that are involved
  • The correct shielding gas and gas flow for your task
  • Gas lenses, purging, and how this effects reactive materials
  • Setting up your workspace and the PPE requirements
  • A 6 step process you can apply to any TIG project

Common Questions

Can I watch the course whenever suits me?

You can access your course material via our website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can watch it as many times as you like.

What tools do I need for this course? 

At a minimum, a TIG Welder, and various clamps and measuring equipment. We outline all the common tools and uses in the course. If you find that the investment in tools is too much after buying the course, Send us an email and we will refund you. 

Who is this course NOT for?

If you're looking for a course that will teach you everything a 3 year apprenticeship will, this isn't it. It will be a good starting point, and provide a lot of value for someone learning the TIG process, but it doesn't completely replace an apprenticeship or formal training. However, it will give you a headstart into the industry, and give you some experience to then jump into a career head first.

What skill level is this course aimed at?

This course starts right at the beginning making it ideal for beginners. It also provides great information at a more intermediate level for those who have already had some experience in TIG Welding.

Do I get a certificate after the course?

Yes, we provide a digital certificate of completion with every course you complete. This is great for the workshop wall or CV.

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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 04.02
  • How To Use This Course 01.33
  • Disclaimer 03.03
  • How a TIG Welder Works 02.13
  • Parts of a TIG Welder 03.00
  • TIG Machine Buyers Guide 05.41
  • Amp Control 03.04
  • Tungsten 03.32
  • Shielding Gas 03.18
  • Gas Lenses and Cups 07.59
  • Purging 05.51
  • Filler Rod 03.12
  • Foot Pedal Control 02.44
  • Welder Settings 05.43
  • Welding Masks and Respirators 07.04
  • Eye Protection 02.10
  • Hearing Protection 02.40
  • Gloves 02.38
  • Overalls & Aprons 02.31
  • Boots 01.44
  • Power Supply 04.17
  • Fire Risks 05.19
  • TIG Table & Cart 04.53
  • Preparing Your Work Piece 05.35
  • Sharpening Tungsten and Stick Out 05.57
  • Welding Technique 04.10
  • Tack Welding 02.57
  • Achieving Correct Gas Flow 04.38
  • Preventing Heat Distortion 03.57
  • Back Purging 05.36
  • Using a Gas Lens 03.18
  • Pulse Welding 03.48
  • Fusion Welding 03.07
  • Destructive Testing and Weld Penetration 05.38
  • Mild Steel 03.40
  • Chromoly Steel 03.16
  • Aluminium 03.36
  • Stainless Steel 02.57
  • Titanium 03.26
  • Part Preperation 04.35
  • Welder Set Up 04.13
  • Welder Settings 04.02
  • Setting Ourselves Up 02.16
  • Welding 05.02
  • Cooling 02.39
  • Conclusion 03.21
  • Request Certification 00.09
  • Mild Steel Strut Brace 25.30
  • Step 1: Introduction 05.15
  • Step 2: Material Selection 00.54
  • Step 3: Part Preparation 01.56
  • Part 4: Welder Settings 02.00
  • Part 5: Welding 06.05
  • Part 6: Conclusion 00.48
  • Step 1: Introduction 01.57
  • Step 2: Material Preparation 04.59
  • Step 3: Weld Preparation 02.00
  • Step 4: Welder Settings 02.01
  • Part 5: Tack Welding 01.28
  • Part 6: Welding 02.35
  • Step 7: Conclusion 01.05
  • Step 1: Introduction 02.27
  • Step 2: Part Preparation 04.05
  • Step 3: Weld Preparation 04.45
  • Step 4: Welding 02.32
  • Step 5: Conclusion 00.34
  • Step 1: Introduction 03.01
  • Step 2: Part Preparation 10.27
  • Step 3: Tacking and Welding 15.06
  • Step 4: Conclusion 00.30

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