Two common methods of welding involve Metal Inert Gas, or MIG welding, and Tungsten Inert Gas, or TIG welding. And at National Metal Fabricators we don’t only offer both forms of welding; we do both forms of welding well. Our traditional MIG and TIG welding services can meet all of your needs for carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. For those of you not familiar with the differences between the two services, here is a thorough explanation to help you.
The main difference of MIG and TIG welding is MIG welding uses a continuous feeding wire and the other uses long welding rods slowly fed into the weld puddle. The one similarity is they both use an electric arc to make the weld but after that they are unique in their manufacturing processes.
MIG welding is widely known as a simple process to learn and execute. The MIG welder performs their job by continuously feeding a spool of welding wire that burns, melts, and ultimately bonds the parent metals and the base together. At National Metal Fabricators we offer MIG welding with stainless steel and aluminum.
On the other hand, TIG welding is a more delicate process and is commonly used for thinner gauge materials. The filler material is handfed by the operator allowing them superior control of the welding process and allows changes in heat to be made as needed. Our staff of experts is qualified for TIG welding aluminum, stainless, and carbon steel for a variety of industries and applications.
In fact, our entire welding staff is certified under the ASME & AWS Code and is qualified to weld under ASME Section 9. You can rest assured whoever is working on your particular product is experienced and certified as a welding professional. We are able to offer the cleanest and strongest welds in the industry due to our qualified workforce and superior technology and equipment.
In review, if you are looking for a faster, easier, and more cost-effective form of welding, MIG welding is the answer. But if you need a super clean, precise, and autogenous weld for a thinner more delicate surface, TIG welding is the way to go. We are more than willing to explain your options based upon your current needs and will educate you on why one particular weld is better for you than the other.
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