Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding GTAW or (TIG)



This lesson will give students an introduction into the basic principles of what gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) is and the proper techniques of use.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Time Frame

Hook- Example videos
5 Minutes
GTAW PowerPoint
50 Minutes
Teacher Demonstration
30 Minutes
Welding Practice
4 curriculum::lessonplan.time.weeks

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (10)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Understand and demontrate the safety practices involved with GTAW.
  • Understand how a gas tungsten arc welder operates.
  • Demonstrate how to properly set-up, maintain and operate GTAW equipment.
  • Troubleshoot performance problems of gas tungsten arc welding systems.
  • Perform quality welds using the GTAW process

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