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Today, we want to share with you the inner workings of MIG welding. This informative post will discuss what MIG welding is, what it is used for and other general information you need to be aware of.

Defining MIG welding

You might be curious as to what MIG welding stands for, so we will start off with that. MIG welding stands for metal inert gas and is a sub-type of gas metal arc welding. This welding process involves the formation between an electric arc and a consumable MIG wire electrode.

The end product of this process results in metals melting and joining together. Simply put, MIG welding uses electricity to melt and join pieces of metal together.

When did it originate?

This process came about in the 1940s and was used for welding aluminium, amongst other materials. Developments in the 1950s through to the 1960s provided the process with much more flexibility, which led to it being used in the industrial process.

Why do we use MIG welding?

MIG welding is popular, due to the high-quality welds it produces, along with how fast it is to do, which is perfect for industry work. MIG welding can also be used to melt and join together different types of metals as well as alloys.

What you need to be aware of

When you consider MIG welding you also need to consider the negatives or elements you should be aware of. For example, before jumping into this, you should be aware of how complex the equipment is. We recommend seeking professional help if you are unfamiliar with the equipment, due to the complexity.

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