1. TIG welding
TIG welding (or “Tungsten Inert Gas welding” in full) is a complicated welding process based on a non-consumable electrode and a consistent current. This arc welding process maintains a stable plasma arc between the workpiece and the electrode. The two do not come into contact with each other in this type of welding. The shielding gas is an inert gas that can withstand high temperatures.
Because TIG welding is such a complex process, the welding is mainly done by our welders. It does not cause weld spatter, which means that the welds are clean and require very little post-processing. You are guaranteed unrivalled quality. Moreover, hardly any harmful welding fumes are released during the process and TIG welding is easy to control because of the manual addition of material. TIG welding is ideally suited for high-alloy steel, such as stainless steel or aluminium, as well as for low-alloy steel having a thin plate thickness. The welding speed is low in the latter case.
2. MIG/MAG welding
Unlike TIG welding, MIG/MAG welding (“Metal Inert Gas welding” and pulse or semi-automatic welding) uses consumable electrodes. Our welders continually apply welding wire during the welding work. A plasma arc or flame arc is created between the welding wire and the workpiece. MIG/MAG welding requires consistent voltage, whereas TIG welding relies on consistent current. MIG/MAG welding is a widely applicable, fast and simple technique, with which high welding speed and efficiency is achieved. The result is high-quality welding with a small risk of inclusions if the drag technique was used. MIG/MAG welding is an ideal welding technique where high production rates and speed are crucial. That is why this process is often automated by using a welding robot.
The difference between MIG and MAG
MIG and MAG are usually conflated, as the method is very similar for both processes. However, they are two different welding processes:
3. Stud welding
Stud welding is an ideal welding techniquefor welding small elements. It is used to attach small metal pins, small bolts, spacers and brackets to material such as sheet metal.
4. Spot welding
Spot welding is a resistance welding process. In this welding process we run a large electric current through a small workpiece surface, resulting in a point-shaped weld or “spot”. We often use this for welding steel, stainless steel, galvanised steel, and aluminium.