When machining materials through the welding process, the two types to consider are MIG / MAG welding and TIG.
Each has its advantages over the other and in this article, we will be listing one by one and marking their differences.
- 1 TIG welding
- 2 MIG welding
- 2.1 MIG welding techniques:
- 2.2 Forney Easy Weld 261, 140 FC-i MIG Welder, 120V, Green
- 2.3 Goplus MIG 130 Welder Flux Core Wire Automatic Feed Welding Machine
- 2.4 NewPosition MIG/MAG/MMA 3-in-1 Welder, 160A Stick ARC Welding Machine, Flux Core Welder, Gas/Gasless IGBT Inverter,110V
- 2.5 Lincoln Electric K2185-1 Handy MIG Welder
- 2.6 Super Deal PRO Commercial MIG 130 AC Flux Core Wire Automatic Feed Welder Welding Machine w/Free Mask 110V
- 2.7 SUNCOO TIG Welder, 200 Amp TIG&MMA/STICK/ARC Welding Machine Inverter DC TIG-200CP HF 110/220V Dual Voltage with LED Digital Display, Brush, Orange
- 2.8 Tig Welder, 200 Amp HF (110V&220V) Dual Voltag TIG/Arc Stick Portable Welding Machine,2-in-1 Inverter Welder,2 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
- 2.9 Reliancer 3-Tier Rolling Welding Cart MIG TIG ARC Plasma Cutter Machine Heavy Duty Welding Welder Cart 350 Lbs Weight Capacity with Tank Storage & 2 Cable Hooks & Safety Chain Plasma Cutting Equipment
- 2.10 HZXVOGEN 110V/220V Tig Welder Pulse 200A Dual Voltage Arc Stick MMA Inverter IGBT Digital Welding Machine High Frequency Digital Control (TIG200P)
- 2.11 ITS200 2 in1 Welding Machine TIG/STICK MMA Welder 220V/110V
- 2.12 TIG Welder, Maxstar 161 STL Series, 120/240VAC
- 2.13 2018 AHP AlphaTIG 200X 200 Amp IGBT AC DC Tig/Stick Welder with PULSE 110v 220v 3 YEARS WARRANTY
- 2.14 Mophorn MIG Welder 200 Amp MIG TIG Arc Welder 3 in 1 Welder Welding Machine 220V TIG Welder Lift ARC Welder MMA Stick IGBT DC Inverter Welder Digital Display Combo Welding Machine
- 2.15 AMICO POWER XYST20502018 ST-205 Amp Lift-TIG Torch/Stick/Arc Welder, Red
- 2.16 Blue Demon BLUEARC-90STI 90-Amp Inverter Style Stick and Tig Welding Machine
- 2.17 MIG Welder 125Amps Gas and Gasless Welding AC 220V IGBT MIG/MMA/LIFT TIG 3 in 1 Flux Core Wire Automatic Feed Inverter Welding Machine
- 2.18 BLUEARC 140 MSI Inverter Welding Machine (BLUEARC-140MSI)
- 2.19 Lincoln Electric POWER MIG 210 MP Multi-Process Welder Aluminum One-Pak - K4195-1
- 2.20 ANDELI MIG Welder 220V MIG TIG MMA and Cold Welding 4 in 1 Multi-function Welding Machine MIG-270TPL (Package 6)
- 2.21 2020 Weldpro 200 Amp Inverter Multi Process Welder with Dual Voltage 220V/110V Mig/Tig/Arc Stick 3 in 1 welder/welding machine
The TIG system works with the heat generated by an electric arc that forms between the tungsten and the metal to be welded, where you can use or not supply metal.
This system uses gaseous protection to remove the air and avoid possible contamination by oxygen.
This system is very useful when performing side pieces and then finishing a job.
It is usually used in aluminum or magnesium parts, but it can be applied to all types of metals, being the favorite method for thinner metals due to its precise temperature control.
Advantages of using TIG welding:
- There are no emanations, splashes, or sparks. This is because no input metal circulates through the arc.
- Provides high-quality welds in all positions, even in hard-to-reach places.
- It is welding more resistant to deterioration, stronger, and more adaptable.
- Weld virtually all industrially used metals.
- Due to its gaseous protection, the welding area is very visible.
- No flux is required and there is no need for subsequent cleaning in welding.
- The system can be automated, mechanically controlling the gun and metal.
Welding with inert metal gas (MIG) or welding with active gas metal (MAG), is a process in which an electric arc is formed between an electrode and a metal workpiece that heats metals causing them to melt and join.
The soldier zone is generally protected from air pollution by the use of an inert shield or cover gas (argon or helium).
On MIG welding we can also say that an electric arc is established between the workpiece and the electrode, which is shaped like a wire.
When the inert gas is activated, it is known by the acronym MAG. With this type of welding, you can work in three different ways, manual, semi-automatic, or automatic.
The most frequent use given to MIG welding is in small and medium thicknesses in steel structures, aluminum alloys, and also for non-ferrous materials.
MIG welding techniques:
- Short circuit transfer. When the short circuit is concrete, there is a change of metals. The tip of the wire thread joins the already molten weld.
- Spray transfer. It occurs when small metal droplets are removed from the tip of the wire and projected into the weld.
- Globular transfer It occurs when, said metal drops, are too large to sink.
Advantages of using MIG welding:
- Increased productivity by eliminating dead times by replacing electrodes that have already been consumed.
- It is possible to weld in any position.
- Cutting times are reduced.
- Reduction of the discontinuities of the cord, giving a good finish.