IIW welded art exhibition, 2021


Michele Sirigu, also known as Sardinianwelder, started as a welder in the world of welding about 10 years ago, using various welding processes on projects whilst working for various multinational companies such as Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (Eni), the State Hydrocarbons Authority, Pretrofac and Ansaldo Energia. He had obtained various certifications for multiple materials such as Inconel 625, Super Duplex and Stellite.

During 2018 he met Mattia Bross who made him part of his project called “Weld Circus” and from that moment his passion for weld art continued to grow. His artistic creativity developed following similar techniques to those advocated by Mattia Bross. For example, using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and controlling the tungsten stick out, gas flow rates, travel speed and amperage control, can affect the colours of the art when welding stainless steel. His art works are carried out on AISI 304 or 316 sheets with a thickness not exceeding 2mm. For a filler material, he mostly uses ER 316/ER 316L rods from 1.0mm to a maximum of 1.6mm

Contact info Facebook: @Sardinianwelder • Instagram: @sardinian_welder

Exhibit “THE BARBER” The work is made on 370mm long x 280mm wide 2mm thick Stainless Steel AISI 304L sheet using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) with 1.0mm dia ER 316L filler material. The exhibit represents a barber shop signboard Dimensions Dimensions 370mm long x 280mm wide Exhibit “CAVALLO ARCOBALENO” The work is made on 270mm x 240mm, 2mm thick Stainless Steel AISI 304L using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). 1.2mm ER 316L filler material is used to make the welds with a “weave” technique. Dimensions 270mm long x 240mm wide


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