Problem Statement - Narrow gap TIG (NG - TIG) welding of SS347 to increase productivity
Challenge description with context - TIG welding process provides good quality bead finish as well as penetration for root. In order to improve productivity we have to change joint configuration and minimizes overall weld metal required to fill joint. And make joint (up to root) easily accessible by welding torch to weld. If joint design is to narrow then torch cannot go inside the groove and proper shielding and fusion will not achieved, and if wider groove is design then more metal deposition require to fill joint.
Problem - We are supposed to change in the torch design according to the narrow gap joint configuration for the SS347 material. For this project you may consider the Base metal Thickness is 35 mm to 40 mm. As a solution you have to work on: optimize the joint design and TIG torch design as well as characterization of weldments.
Users – Welding companies
Expected Outcomes - At least 50 to 75 % Consumable have to save and 50% Labour power should save. Cost saving through parts and labour for industries.
Probable Discipline – Mechanical Engineer