Flux-Cored Arc Welding Advantages

Flux cored arc welding has several advantages over other commonly used welding processes such as SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW. This article discusses a few of those advantages. At the end, a few disadvantages of this process have also been discussed. The main advantage of flux-cored arc welding process over GTAW and SMAW is its’ higher deposition rate. … Read more

Arc Welding

The term arc welding is a very broad term that includes a wide variety of welding processes, that can all be grouped under this one term. As the name indicates, in arc welding – the heat of an electric arc is utilized to melt the base metal and obtain coalescence. The electric arc has a … Read more

Plasma Arc Welding (PAW)

PAW, short for Plasma Arc Welding is a type of metal joining process in which coalescence is obtained by heating the work-piece with a constricted arc. The constricted arc can be struck in two ways: one, between the tungsten electrode and the work-piece. This is called a transfer arc. Two, the arc is struck between … Read more

MIG Welding Equipment

This article discusses the various components used in the MIG welding equipment. GMAW Equipment The equipment used for gas metal arc welding consists of a power source, a welding gun, a shielding gas supply, a wire-feed mechanism that draws filler wire from the spool and feeds it to the welding-gun, cables to conduct current, and … Read more

MIG Welding (GMAW)

MIG welding, also called Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is an arc welding process in which joining of metals is obtained by heating the metal with an arc struck between the work-piece, and an electrode that is continuously fed through the welding torch. The shielding is provided through an externally supplied gas, often argon, which … Read more

TIG Welding (GTAW)

This article talks about the basics of tig welding, starting from what is tig welding, the principles of tig welding process, shielding gas used in tig welding, and advantages of tig welding. What is TIG Welding? TIG welding is also called Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. It is a welding process in which joining of metals … Read more

Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Flux-cored arc welding or tubular electrode welding is a variation of GMAW welding. It has some advantages over MIG welding such as improved arc action, improved weld metal properties, and a better weld appearance in general. In this process, the electrode is tubular in construction. The electrode is ‘cored’ with flux, hence the name flux-cored. FCAW, … Read more

The Art of TIG Welding Stainless Steel

In this article we shall see some basics of TIG welding stainless steel, commonly used fillers used for various grades of stainless steel. This is followed by a few hands-on tips to achieve a good TIG weld on stainless steel. This is followed by a small discussion on how to avoid distortion and cracking in … Read more

MIG Welding (GMAW)

MIG welding, Gas metal arc welding (GMAW ) is an electric arc welding process that joins metals by heating them with an arc established between a continuous filler metal (consumable) electrode and the work. Shielding of the arc and molten weld pool is obtained entirely from an externally supplied gas or gas mixture, as shown … Read more

Miller TIG Welder: Miller Diversion 180: Ac/Dc Tig Welder

The Miller Tig Welder Diversion 180: Ac/Dc is an easy-to-use TIG welder for the personal user, the Diversion™ 180 can connect to 115V or 230V power and features a digital display for accurate adjustment of weld settings. Miller TIG Welder Multi Voltage Plug Use It On 115 AND 230 Volt Input Power Miller’s Multi-Voltage Plug (MVP™) allows you to … Read more