Arc Applications, Inc.

GTAW Overlays: Cold Wire, Hot Wire and Beyond

Mike Myers AWS 2015 Cladding Presentation

Mike Myers

Gas tungsten arc welding is often used in overlay applications using traditional cold wire and hot wire techniques. Mike Myers, in his presentation to the AWS Cladding Conference, May 12-13, 2015, provided an overview of these common techniques and several non-traditional techniques which have been developed to address modern manufacturing needs. ┬áThe non-traditional techniques which he discussed included multi-wire variants, out of position overlays, and contour following applications. Mike’s presentation outlined techniques to overcome process difficulties which can be applied to refine GTA overlay approaches.