Document Type : Primary Research paper
Department of Robotics & Automation Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641004, India.
Centre of Excellence in Welding Engineering and Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641004, India.
Technology advancement is necessary for every industrial environment to over
live in competition. The main determinants for getting better over live of an industry are
throughput, and quality. In this work, Automated Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (AGTAW)
was used for stainless steel 309L application and compared with Manual Gas Tungsten
Arc Welding (MGTAW) with respect to the weld quality. The optimized welding parameters
was generated using SIMUFACT welding simulation software. The optimized parameters
are incorporated in AGTAW, increased the weld quality, time, production and cost
compared with MGTAW. The results conclude that AGTAW is the viable alternative for
welding of stainless steel applications.