Developed by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), K-TIG is a high speed, single pass, full penetration welding technology that eliminates the need for wire, edge bevelling or skilled operators and produces flawless welds up to 10 x faster than TIG welding in materials of limitless thicknesses.
The result of ten years of research and four years of product trials in six countries has resulted in a new welding technology of extraordinary speed and simplicity. Welcome to K-TIG.
K-TIG is an automated, full penetration process which pierces all the way through the joint, completing the weld without he need for a backing bar or filer materials.
The K-TIG welding process involves a specially controlled high current arc which opens a full-penetration keyhole in the join between the two surfaces to be welded.
The resulting weld is 100% parent material, eliminating the need for edge preparation or filer materials. The K-TIG controller monitors every aspect of the welding procedure to produce flawless welds at speeds up to 100 x faster that rational TIG without the need for experienced operators. K-TIG provides enormous labour, material, gas and energy savings for a wide range of welding applications.
K-TIG provides order-of-magnitude increases in productivity, with
welding speeds up to 100x faster than conventional TIG/GTAW
K-TIG welding systems perform welds up to 16mm in a single pass,
while eliminating the need for filler wire, edge beveling and skilled
operators. K-TIG’s value proposition is as powerful as it is
straightforward. Productivity up. Costs down. Payback measured in
months, not years.
K-TIG has application across a wide range of industries were mission critical quality, speed and cost effectiveness are paramount, including: Tube & pipe manufacturing.