We offer full MIG welding capability - our fabricators are time served and have over 30 years experience in the metal works industry. If you have any projects that require MIG welding, contact our friendly team who will be happy to help.
MIG welding has been around for around 70 years and was originally used to weld aluminium and other non-ferrous metals. Mig stands for Metal insert gas and is also referred to as gas metal arc welding. The main difference between MIG and standard arc welding is that gas is used (generally argon). The gas creates a "shield" around the weld are which keeps out certain elements - this ensures that a neat weld is created without flux (an issue from standard welding with sticks). Another notable benefit is that MIG welding can be used on softer type metals such as aluminium.
There are many benefits and perhaps too much to list on a single page. However, the key benefits have to be the neatness of the weld that can be achieved and the ease and speed of the weld.
One of the key disadvantages of MIG welding is that it can be very hard to use outdoors and near impossible to use in windy conditions. The air flow impacts the inert gas shield. For MIG fabricators, another key disadvantage has been the automation of MIG welding in robotics which is now widely used in many industry which has had an effect on highly skilled MIG welders in the trade.
The main welding gas used for MIG welding is Argon but other gases such as carbon dioxide can also be used. The principle remains the same between the two gases and the objective is to create a inert gas shield to allow a "clean" weld.