Welding metal is a process that is as old as time itself, for hundreds of years humans have had the need to fix sheets and pieces of metal together to create parts, fixtures, and pieces. As the years have gone by, professionals have pioneered new methods to create higher quality, better-welded projects that have a higher chance of standing up to the tests of time. At General Saw Company our experienced professionals are experts at both robotic MIG and TIG welding as well as the more traditional process of spot welding!
Like most things in life, the various methods all have their differences and similarities, each process is best for accomplishing different goals!
MIG & TIG Robotic Welding
Two of the most common methods on the market right now are metal inert gas (MIG for short) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. MIG utilizes a feeding wire system, this wire is continuously fed throughout the entire process. It acts as a filler that helps bind the two metals being worked together! Instead of using wire as a filler material, TIG welding instead relies on sending a current through the two objects, heating and fusing them together in the process.
There’s a general, easy to follow rule of thumb when it comes to deciding between MIG and TIG: MIG is often better larger, thicker metals and it often a quicker weld to complete as well. TIG is better when working with smaller metal parts, as the process lends itself better to precision work.
On the other hand, spot welding is an older, popular form. Compared to MIG and TIG , it is extremely cost effective and efficient, being one of the quickest forms on the market! However, spot welding does not hold up nearly as well to MIG and TIG when it comes to durability and strength.
Whatever your needs are, General Saw Company is the crew for the job! Our certified welders have decades of experience working with all forms, if you’re looking for a quality product with a quick turnaround, General Saw is the group to call!