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Welding is a method that connects two pieces of metal together and is more preferred compared to other methods as it is efficient and cost-effective. With this method, there are different styles of welding in Toronto to achieve specific desired results.
Let’s find out the differences between the two most commonly used welding types including their advantages and disadvantages.
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding or Gas Metal Arc Welding uses a consumable electrode that constantly feeds through the welding machine. The electrode creates a spark, which then melts to form the weld. When the electrode is used up, it needs to be replaced to continue the welding process.
MIG welding uses a shielding gas like argon, helium, or carbon dioxide to protect the weld pool from possible damages caused by atmospheric gases. Since MIG welding doesn’t need to be accurate to effectively join two metals together, MIG is preferred for large-scale production.
TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode that directs the current to the welding arc which creates a weld puddle. When it comes to shielding gas, TIG welding typically uses argon and helium to protect the weld pool.
TIG requires a great deal of care which involves holding the torch at a specific angle. As a result, welded joints are much cleaner and visually pleasing which makes TIG welding in Toronto perfect for thin metals like aluminum. This also means TIG welding is ideal for small-scale production.
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Weld Rich and Steel offers a complete range of mobile welding and structural welding services in Toronto. We can provide custom steel fabrication services according to your requirements. Our certified and experienced welders are always ready to undertake structural welding projects of any scale. With the help of our team, welding boosts the lifetime, strength and integrity of your structure resulting in reduced downtime and increased savings.
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