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MIG Welders

At Truflame we have a wide range of quality MIG welders available, if you don't see what you're looking for or anything in your price range, Get in touch with our team who can help find the MIG welding machine that fits your needs.

You can find everything you need to start MIG welding. We have high-quality welding consumables, torches and Mig welders readily available. ​MIG stands for metal inert gas and is a arc welding process.

MIG wire is fed through a power source, creating an electric welding arc. Joining the two base materials together. Shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun protecting the weld puddle from contamination. To give you a smooth and consistent weld.

Pulsed mig welders have also become popular as they give great results on all machines.

Unsure which welding process to use? Read our blog on the difference between MIG and TIG welding.

    MIG also known as wire welding is an arc welding process, where a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld puddle joining the two materials together. Generally, MIG welding is more often recommended for ease of use, the process tends to be a bit more forgiving of mistakes than TIG welding is.

    Key welding equipment you need when MIG Welding: 

    MIG Welding Torch -  A MIG welding torch is used to feed a consumable heated wire electrode continuously and directs shielding gas to protect the weld pool. There are air-cooled and water-cooled torches available in various length sizes. 

    Consumable Electrode Wire - MIG welding wire is used as a filler material that becomes the weld bead. The welding torch continuously feeds through the MIG welding wire into the welding area, for different applications including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and flux-cored wires. 

    Shielding Gas - MIG welding involves a shielding gas to protect the weld pool from contamination. The selection of gas depends on each welding application. Different mixtures are optimised for each transfer mode and material being welded

    Earth Clamp -  You will need one of these to secure the connection between the energiser and earthing system for optimum electrical conductivity. 

    Weld Finish - Sometimes if too much welding wire you can see a messy weld then this can be finished by grinding the weld with a grinding disc on an angle grinder. Used to hide the weld or wanting a neater finish. 

    Getting to know your MIG welder: 

     

    Starting out in MIG welding you need to get to grips with your wire wire feed speed and voltage settings. Finding this information relatively easy and we're here to help you get to grips with MIG welding. At Truflame we want to help you get the best equipment and knowledge to back this up. We want to help you with 5 key tips to get you started in MIG welding, read more here. 

    Advantages & Disadvantages of MIG welding: 

    Advantages: 

    • Higher productivity. 

    • Less stop & stars.

    • Easier to learn. 

    • Versatile.

    • Better visibility.

    • No stub end losses. 

    • Simple to learn.

    • Faster welding speed.

    Disadvantages: 

    • Limited positions.

    • Maintenance.

    • Burn-through.

    • Unsuitable for outdoor welding.

    • Unsuitable for thick metals.

    • Metal preparation time.

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