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The different welding processes: TIG, MIG, plasma, and flux-cored arc

Welding is an essential process in the boiler-making industry, allowing metal pieces to be assembled robustly and reliably. Among the most commonly used techniques, we find TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding, plasma welding, and flux-cored arc welding. Each of these processes has unique characteristics and specific applications.

  • TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas)

TIG welding is a process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode and an inert gas, such as argon, to protect the weld zone from oxidation. This process is appreciated for its precision and versatility. It is often used for high-quality welds requiring precise control of heat and metal fusion.

  • MIG welding (Metal Inert Gas)

MIG welding, also known as gas metal arc welding, uses a continuous wire electrode and an inert gas to protect the weld zone. This method is fast, efficient, and suitable for a wide range of materials and thicknesses. MIG welding is widely used in industrial manufacturing for its productivity and ease of use.

  • Plasma welding

Plasma welding is a welding process that uses an ionized plasma jet to heat and melt the metals to be welded. This process allows high temperatures to be reached and offers great precision in controlling metal fusion. Plasma welding is often used in applications requiring high-quality welds and precise finishes.

  • Flux-cored arc welding

Flux-cored arc welding is a welding process that uses granular flux to protect the weld zone from oxidation and contamination. This process is particularly suitable for outdoor welds or in windy environments, where the shielding gas used in other processes could be disrupted. Flux-cored arc welding is widely used in shipbuilding, bridge construction, and other structural welding applications.

In conclusion, the choice of welding process depends on the specific requirements of each project, including the type of metal, material thickness, required precision, and environmental conditions. At Pommee, we master a variety of welding processes and are able to choose the most suitable method to meet our clients' needs, ensuring high-quality welds and optimal performance of our products.

To learn more about our welding services and our capabilities in metal fabrication, feel free to contact us or visit our website.

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