Tilmann Stieler works at Bilfinger Rohrleitungsbau in Bitterfeld, where as an intern he immersed himself in the world of work, and soon began to enjoy his tasks. Training to become a welder was the next step.
“Welding is a lot of fun and I am keen to improve my skills. It is possible to take a step up in terms of quality with every seam. That’s always a challenge. WIG welding has become my passion, and I have specialized in it."
Tilmann showed that it was worth the effort at the national Youth Welds competition "Jugend schweißt", where he came third in WIG welding in 2015 against participants from 14 federal states.
Tilmann Stieler, from Bilfinger Rohrleitungsbau in Bitterfeld, came in third at the national “Youth Welds” 2015 in the so-called WIG welding competition.
Tilmann’s Training Manager Jörg Spann supported the young welder at Bilfinger Rohrleitungsbau for the demanding competition. The best apprentices of an operating competition start at the local competition, at which Tilmann was victorious, and qualified for the state competition. He won first place there too, allowing him to start at a national level. At that stage, technical knowledge was tested and, of course, welding had to be mastered. “My seams looked good, I was pleased with my performance. But anything was possible up to the awards ceremony on Saturday. Then came the end result - and I was really delighted.”
Welding has become a bit of a passion for Tilmann, one that he is continually expanding his knowledge and skills for.
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With Wolfram Inert Gas welding (WIG), a protective gas such as argon or helium is employed with a temperature-resistant, non-melting wolfram electrode. These gases are inert. As a result, they protect the heated material from chemical reactions with the surrounding air and ensure the required stability and resilience of the weld.
In plant engineering, this method is used to connect piping elements made of steel, stainless steel and copper as well as mixed joints. With the manual WIG welding there are hardly any splatters and through the proper application of the welding procedure particularly high quality welding joints can be created.