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Bronze welding with TIG
Fingust - Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 2:57amWelding bronze and tig
Hello, I'm new to this site. And I've turned to you to help me with this problem I have.
I'm still a student on the Academy of fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia (But that's not essential).
The problem I have is when I want to weld TIG weld bronze. I'm using a DC inverter, and Argon for shielding gas. It welds iron and inox (stainless steel) perfectly, but it doesn't want to weld bronze.
When I try to weld bronze there are only two things that can happen: - first the surface I want to weld gets red-hot but it doesn't want to melt and flow normally.
If anyone knows what the solution might be please tell me.
Ps. This site is so great, I've got lots of information that i looked for here, good community - in the country that I come from (Slovenia) everything that involves casting bronze and welding it is wrapped in a thick fog so you cannot get any clues how to cast at home. We are just functioning like this you just make the sculpture and bring it to the founder and he'll charge a lot for it to be casted.