MIG Welding

Since its development in the mid 1900s, metal inert gas (MIG) welding has become a common manufacturing operation. An automatic and/or semi-automatic process, MIG welding bonds metal through a charged wire that acts as an electrode passed through a welding gun. An inert shielding gas, usually argon, also passes through the welding gun to protect the weld zone from airborne contaminants.

Benefits of MIG Welding:

    • Fast: ideal for softer metals like aluminum
    • Produces smooth, continuous welds
    • Cost effective
    • Can weld non-ferrous metals
    • Little splatter and cleanup

Learn about the difference between MIG and TIG welding