Welding is the process of fusing materials together, in this case metal. MIG stands for “metal inert gas,” which is a subset of gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The MIG welding process generates an electric arc between a consumable wire electrode and the workpiece metals, which heats the workpiece metals and causes them to melt and join. MIG welding is sometimes called “wire feed” welding because it employs a continuous consumable solid wire as both electrode and filler metal with an inert shielding gas to shield the arc and the weld pool. Shielding gas protects the weld from the ambient air, which contains elements that cause cracking, porosity and other defects
Welding Access Sessions 1 and 2
- Does MADE supply the welding wire for the MIG welder?
- Does MADE have safety gear, like auto-darkening masks and jackets?
Yes, MADE has all the safety gear you should need. You are also welcome to bring in your own.
- Does MADE supply the shielding gas?
Yes, MADE utilizes a CO2 and Argon mixture for shielding the MIG welder.