MIG Gas

Author: Hampdon - Welding Equipment Online   Date Posted:9 August 2019 


About MIG Gas

Metal Inert Gas (MIG Gas) welding was developed during World War II as a fast, portable process to create strong, durable joints. Inert gasses used for MIG welding are Argon, Helium and Co2, and being inert in nature means they do not react to anything, unlike non inert gasses like oxygen. The gasses shield the weld from the air that causes weld defects, such as porosity.

 

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MIG Gas Welding

MIG welding uses an arc of electricity to create a short circuit. The intense heat produced by this short circuit process, melts the metals, allowing them to mix together and create a strong join.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MIG Gas Welding Metals

MIG gas welding is useful because you can use it to weld a wide variety of metals: carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, nickel, silicon bronze and other alloys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MIG Welding Aluminium

You can use pure argon or an argon/helium mix. The helium improves the appearance of the weld finish, but this is not essential, and for most applications pure argon is adequate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MIG Welding Advantages

  • It allows for a wide range of metals and metals of varying thickness to be firmly joined.
  • It is suitable for both novices and experts.
  • MIG welding creates an exceptionally strong weld.  
  • There is minimum weld splatter
  • It is easy to learn and it is the fastest type of welding.  

 

 

 

 

 

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MIG Welding Tips

If you want the weld to be strong, taking 5 minutes to clean your metal and grind down any edges that are being joined, will really help.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • It allows for a wide range of metals and metals of varying thickness to be firmly joined.
  • It is suitable for both novices and experts.
  • MIG welding creates an exceptionally strong weld.  
  • There is minimum weld splatter
  • It is easy to learn and it is the fastest type of welding.