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Different Welding Methods and Their Best Applications

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Welding is one of the key services provided during metal construction of various types, whether buildings, equipment, or smaller products. The process of welding involves the application of concentrated heat on a certain spot or area that serves to bond the metal with another metal piece. At Micro Weld, we are an experienced provider of various precision welding services, including TIG welding, micro TIG welding, and microscopic laser welding.

There are various ways to weld two or more metal pieces together. The three most common types of welding production processes are MIG, TIG and stick.

MIG Welding Applications

MIG welding fuses metal together by using a wire feed gun to send filler wire onto metal surfaces. These welding guns also shield the weld area from contamination by means of a protective gas.

Heavy-duty arc welding projects commonly utilize MIG welding. The MIG welding process is commonly used to make pipe welds, including those for water and sewage systems. MIG welding has also been used on cranes, tractor parts, railroad tracks, and in the auto industry.

TIG Welding Applications

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also referred to as Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is a manual arc welding process commonly applied to smaller projects. It is often used in the auto industry to bond vehicle parts together. It is also used in the medical and aerospace industries. Micro TIG welding is used for electronics, dental, firearms, and other complex fabrications and assemblies.

Stick Welding Applications

The process of stick welding bonds two metal surfaces together by using a flux-covered consumable electrode. This type of welding can be used to complete heavy duty welding tasks in almost any location. The equipment required for stick welding is portable and easy to move for requested on-call repairs. It is an ideal type of welding for outdoor construction projects where workers are modifying and assembling parts onsite. Independent craftsman and hobbyists also utilize stick welding for its ease-of-use and portability.

There are a number of other types of welding, some of which are related in some way to the above major three types – MIG, stick, and TIG welding mentioned above.

For information about the precision welding production services we offer at Micro Weld, give us a call today at 763.425.8818 or use our contact form to drop us a message or ask for a quote.

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