The Benefits of Welding
Welding refers to a process of joining metal materials. This is achieved via fusion. During welding, the metal is melted and some additional molten material is introduced so that, when cooled, a strong joint occurs.
The benefit of this is that this fusion does not simply connect the two pieces. Instead, they are fused together and act like one component. This ensures they stay firm and rigid, helping in a wide range of applications.
Because of its many uses, welding is used in various industries. Motor vehicles and the aviation industry, for example, both use welding to securely attach sections of their crafts. Similarly, manufacturers and even infrastructure, such as tower buildings, all use welding to securely attach metal sections without sacrificing strength or durability.
What is MIG Welding?
MIG stands for “metal inert gas” and refers to a type of welding which uses a wire electrode and arc to weld metal together. To keep the welding area free from contaminating particles, a ‘shielding gas’ is used to keep it clean and this is where MIG draws its name from. Additionally, MIG uses a continuously feeding wire, allowing for consistent welding.
One of the biggest benefits to MIG welding is that it is quick and allows for a high quality weld. The gas shield also ensures that very little of the alloying material is lost, creating a strong weld as a result.