Alessi 9090: Weld

January 1, 2009

Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welds and spot-welds join the molded parts. In TIG welding, the inert gas argon is blown out of a nozzle to surround a white-hot tungsten electrode at the tip of the welding torch. A skilled worker torches the edges to fuse them, while the argon stops atmospheric particles from weakening the bond.

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  A worker at Alessi examines the two steel fittings that were spot-welded to the boiler body of the 9090. Tight tolerances are required to ensure that this closure forms an adequate seal with the upper container, if it doesn't, the unit will not function properly.
    A worker at Alessi examines the two steel fittings that were spot-welded to the boiler body of the 9090. Tight tolerances are required to ensure that this closure forms an adequate seal with the upper container, if it doesn't, the unit will not function properly.
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  After the latching components of the boiler body are precisely aligned in a jig, a technician at Alessi spot-welds the pieces together.
    After the latching components of the boiler body are precisely aligned in a jig, a technician at Alessi spot-welds the pieces together.
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  Metal components of the 9090 are fused together using a tungsten inert gas (TIG) welder.
    Metal components of the 9090 are fused together using a tungsten inert gas (TIG) welder.

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