Metal Insert Gas (MIG) Welding

What is MIG welding?

MIG welding, or metal inert gas welding, to give it its full name, is one of the various welding techniques. MIG welding uses electricity to melt metal and then join it together. MIG welding works by the electrical arc that is created between positive and negative points, the arc then melts the electrode wire, which is then used to join the two surfaces together.

What are the benefits of MIG welding?

One of the main benefits of MIG welding is that it is a simple, yet highly productive process. The more simple a process is, the quicker it can be carried out, and the smaller the opportunity for error. It is a clean and efficient process that consistently produces a great weld. It is very versatile and can be used across a wide array of industries and different scenarios in those industries. MIG welding is commonly used for home welding projects, as well as being used on a much larger scale for industrial usage. It can be used for many different metals from copper to nickel, stainless steel to aluminium, as well as being used for a variety of alloys. MIG welding can be fully or semi-automated depending upon the circumstances and situation.


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    When should we choose MIG welding?

    MIG welding is a popular welding choice for many industries. It is used by heavy and medium-sized industries. It can be used for pipelines and ship constructions, as well as being a common solution for repair and maintenance across many sectors. It is an excellent choice for welding done in our designated workshops, for the repair of parts. MIG welding is not ideally suited to the outdoors, as it is affected by the wind, though windshields can be implemented if it needs to be used on location. MIG welding is best for thin to medium thickness metals, if you need to weld thicker metals, TIG welding is a better choice.

    Typical uses of MIG welding

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    Why choose IRS for your MIG welding?

    We don’t just do your MIG welding, we are so much more. We can advise on your projects, we can assist in ensuring that you make the best decisions for your welding projects, taking into consideration all the factors, such as the implication of downtime, and the cost factor of different types of weld. When you come to us, you can be confident that the advice that you are given, will be the best advice for you and your requirements. All industries have different issues, and their solutions will inevitably be different. We understand that all businesses are unique, and each one needs a tailormade solution to their problems. We are renowned for our quick turnaround times and our positive, can-do attitude. Whatever the size or scale of your project we are here to help you, from the small one-off weld to the large-scale maintenance contracts, we approach every job with the same dedication and professionalism that we are known for. Our team at IRS are always available for a no-obligation discussion about your welding project.