Today we are going to be talking about MIG Welding Tricks! Did you know that MIG is the easiest type of welding to learn? TIG is harder and requires more precision, but MIG is simpler. There are times when the MIG type of welding is being called as the “Hot Glue Gun” of welding. Why? It is simply because of the way you do MIG welding. MIG welding is simple and you will just have to melt and join pieces of metal together. If you are a beginner when it comes to MIG, it would help you if you are aware of the following things:
- This type of welding began in the 1940’s and the same principle that was used for it before is still the same as of the present day. Here, you will be using an arc of electricity to be able to create a short circuit between a continuously fed anode and a cathode.
Then the heat that is product by the short circuit, together with the inert gas, will melt the metal. This gives way for you to mix it together. Remove the heat and the melted portion will solidify.
- A lot of people prefer this method because – aside that it is easier to learn – you will be able to join a wide range of metal together. The thickness of the metals doesn’t even matter. You don’t have to stick to one position only. You can weld in any position that is comfortable to you. MIG also produces minimum weld splatter.
Here are a few things that you should keep in mind before you weld:
- Check your PPE or Personal Protective Equipment. Make sure that they are complete.
- Check around your welding area as well. Make sure that everything is properly set up and you have the things that you need within arms’ reach.
- Check if the valve of your shielding gas is open. It needs to be on and it has to have a grounding clamp attached to the welding table or even to a piece of metal. You will also need to be able to provide a proper wire speed and power.
- If you want your weld to be strong and clean, take time to clean your metal and grind down any edges that are being joined. This is really a big help to your weld.
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