1.5% Lanthanated Tungsten Electrode (Gold Tip) 2.4 mm

£24.13 Ex. VAT

• Pack of 10
• 1.5% Lanthanated
• Tungsten Electrode
• Gold Tip
• 2.4mm
• Suitable for DC Welding on Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel and Titanium

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Lanthanated Tig Tungsten Gold Tip

The lanthanated tungsten electrode contains circa 1.3% – 1.7% lanthanum and a minimum of 97.8% tungsten. This grade of tungsten conforms to AWS classification EWLa1.5. These tungstens have a quick reignition character due to the excellent arc starting, low burn-off rate plus good arc stability. The gold tip tungsten has similar conductivity to the red tip thoriated tungsten.

To optimize your welding capabilities, we would recommend using the lanthanated tungsten as they can be used for both AC or DC tig welding applications. The tungsten will need the ball end for AC welding (sine wave power sources) or electrode negative with a pointed end for DC welding. This range of tungsten generally maintains a sharp pointed end which is very beneficial when welding mild and stainless steels.

Features & Benefits

• Conforms to AWS classification EWLa1.5.
• Strong arc stability and quick reignition character.
• Designed for both AC & DC welding applications including mild & stainless steels plus aluminium.
• Gold Tip makes them easy to differentiate.

What is a tungsten electrode?

Tungsten is a rare metallic element used for manufacturing gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) electrodes. The GTAW process relies on tungsten’s hardness and high-temperature resistance to carry the welding current to the arc. Tungsten has the highest melting point of any metal which is just over 3,400 degrees Celsius.
These tungsten electrodes are available in a variety of lengths and sizes and are composed of either pure tungsten or an alloy of tungsten and other rare-earth elements and oxides. Choosing an electrode for GTAW depends on the base material type and thickness and whether you weld with alternating current (AC for Aluminium) or direct current (DC for Mild & Stainless Steels).
It is also important to optimising the results and preventing contamination and rework by choosing the correct end preparation. These options include pointed, balled or truncated. Each electrode is colour-coded at the tip to eliminate confusion over its type.

We also stock a range of the tig consumables including collets, collet bodies and ceramic cups all in various sizes.

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