Here is a helpful guide on the different welding positions and how to approach them. This post contains affiliate links.
Whether your welding TIG, MIG, or Stick as you progress you’ll want to learn and become proficient at all the different types of out of position welding joints.
The G stands for groove weld and the number represents the position of that weld. 1- is a flat position, 2 is horizontal position, 3 is vertical position, and 4 is overhead position.
1G- Flat Groove Weld (Downhand)
1GR- Flat Groove Weld Rotating
2G- Horizontal Groove Weld
3G- Vertical Groove Weld
4G- Overhead Groove Weld
5G- Horizontal Fixed Groove Weld
6G- 45 Degree Inclined Groove Weld
The F stand for fillet weld and can be seen in the figures given. Just like the groove welds the numbers represent the position you’ll be welding in.
1F- Flat position
2F- Horizontal Position
3F- Vertical Position
4F- Overhead Position
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