Metal inert gas welding, commonly known as MiG welding, is a core part of our metal welding capability. Here at JC Metalworks, MiG welding is most often used for the speedy fabrication of light steel sheet, tube and wire.
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 MiG Welding, a technique which is widely used in the metal welding and fabrication industry.
Metal inert gas (MiG) welding is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable MiG welding wire electrode and the workpiece metal(s), which heats the workpiece metal(s) causing them to melt and join. MiG 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 steels 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 MiG welding is the most common industrial welding 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 in our MiG welding capacity by 20%.
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.
TiG welding is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. TiG welding is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium, Magnesium and Copper alloys. The process gives the operator greater control over the weld than competing processes allowing for stronger, higher quality welds. TiG welding is comparatively more complex and difficult to master and is slower than most other welding techniques.
Typically Spot welding is used where the sheets are in the 0.5 – 3mm thickness range. The process uses two shaped copper alloy electrodes to concentrate the welding current into a small ‘spot’ and to simultaneously clamp the sheets together. Forcing a large current through the ‘spot’ will melt the metal and form the weld. The attractive feature of spot welding is that a lot of energy can be delivered to the spot in a very short time (10 – 100 milliseconds). This allows the welding to occur without excessive heating to the remainder of the sheet.
Typical examples of products created using MiG welding include the manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems, electrical enclosures and metal cabinets along with lighting systems.
For more information or to discuss a specific MiG welding or fabrication project, please get in touch using our contact form or call 01509 233280 today.
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