MIG Welding Aluminium & Light Steel
Here at JC Metalworks, we employ a highly-skilled and experienced team of metal welders and fabricators with the skills and capability to carry out metal inert gas welding. It is a technique which is widely used in the metal welding and fabrication industry on aluminium and light steel and is commonly referred to as MiG welding.
Metal inert gas welding is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable MiG welding wire electrode and the workpiece metal(s). This heats the workpiece metal(s) causing them to melt and join. Metal inert gas welding is a process by which almost any metal can be welded. It is a quick, cost effective method and the results are more than acceptable for the majority of manufacturing and fabrication requirements.
Originally developed in the 1940s for welding aluminium and other non-ferrous materials, MiG welding was soon applied to light steel because it delivered a faster welding time compared to other welding processes. Further developments in the 1950s and 1960s gave the process more versatility and as a result it became highly used in industrial processes. Today it is the most common industrial welding and fabrication process, preferred for its versatility and speed.
You’ll be pleased to hear that we have recently carried out and completed a programme of investment and improvement within our welding bay area which has resulted in an increase of 20% to our MiG welding capacity.
We have also upgraded the extraction system that runs through each of our metal welding bays, giving our welders a safe working environment and the facilities they need to carry out the quality work they do each and every day.