Though similar in the name, TIG and MIG welding have quite a few differences. So how do you choose the right welding process for your facility? Well, before we get into the advantages and disadvantages of each welding process, let's discuss what these process are:
MIG welding, or Metal Inert Gas welding, combines two pieces of metal together with a consumable wire connected to an electrode current. A wire passes through the welding gun at the same time as the inert gas. The inert gas protects the electrode from contaminants.
TIG welding, also known as Tungsten Inert Gas welding, uses nonconsumable tungsten, along with an inert gas, to weld two work pieces together. The tungsten electrode provides the electricity, but not the filler, for the welding process. While it can use filler, it sometimes creates a weld where one part melts into another.
Deciding which one is suitable for your company depends on the precision of weld required, time allocated for setup, utilization and initial cost. There are several benefits and fallbacks to using TIG and MIG welding, depending on your facility's needs.
Advantages and Disadvantages of MIG Welding:
Advantages and Disadvantages of TIG Welding
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