MIG Welding

MIG Welding (Steel Sheet, Wire & Tube)

Here at JC Metalworks we employ a highly-skilled and experienced team of metal fabricators with the skills and capability to carry out Spot, TIG and MiG Welding - techniques which are widely used in metal fabrication.

We have also recently carried out and completed a programme of investment and improvement within our welding bay area. This has resulted in an increase in our welding capacity by a further 20%. We have also upgraded the extraction which runs through each of our welding bays, giving our welders the facilities they need to carry out the quality work they do each and every day.

MIG Weld & Linish Light Steel (Fabricate & Finish)

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.

Originally developed in the 1940’s for welding aluminium and other non-ferrous materials, MIG was soon applied to steels because it delivered a faster welding time compared to other welding processes. Further developments in the 1950’s and 1960’s 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.

MIG Welding Aluminium or Stainless Steel? Read About TIG Welding

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.

Welding Metals Thinner Than 3mm? Read About Spot Welding

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.

JC Metalworks' 7-Stage Manufacturing Process: 

We offer a 7-stage process for manufacturing products for our clients. 

Once design and engineering has taken place each product will be scheduled in for each of the (relevant) manufacturing processes. As every product required is unique the manufacturing process for that product will also be different.

A product can include powder coating along with any or all of the following manufacturing services:
  1. Design & Engineering
  2. Laser Cutting
  3. Metal Forming
  4. Sheet Metal Fabrication
  5. Powder Coating
  6. Assembly
  7. Despatch

Examples of products created using these techniques and services include manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems, electrical enclosures and metal cabinets along with lighting systems.

Examples of products created using these techniques and services include manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems, electrical enclosures and metal cabinets along with lighting systems.

Precision Metal Manufacturing Project Management

Examples of products created using these techniques and services include manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems, electrical enclosures and metal cabinets along with lighting systems.

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