Analysis of metal transfer and weld geometry in hot-wire GTAW with indirect resistive heating

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In this publication, the different metal transfer modes of a hot-wire GTAW process with indirect resistive preheating of the wire are presented. The hot-wire GTAW process is characterized by an additional preheating unit that is used to heat the wire before it reaches the melt pool. Thus, to preheat the wire, the contact between the melt pool and the wire is not necessary. In order to examine the metal transfer of the wire, deposition welds are analysed using a high-speed camera with a laser light source as well as a data acquisition unit. The presented results comprise the impact analysis of the GTAW current, the hot-wire current, the wire feeding rate, the wire feeding angle as well as the wire feeding direction. The observed metal transfer modes can be characterized as either a constant melting bridge (cmb) between the wire and the melt pool or a recurring melting bridge (rmb). The analysis also reveals that the influence of the process parameters and thus the metal transfer mode on the bead properties is only marginal.


Seiten (von - bis)2109-2117
FachzeitschriftWelding in the world
Frühes Online-DatumSept. 2020
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Dez. 2020

Externe IDs

Scopus 85090185014
ORCID /0000-0003-2458-0495/work/142239327



  • Gtaw, Hot-wire, Metal transfer, Tig, Waam