ALISLAT use professional TIG welding on all our aluminium fencing and gates.
Here’s a comparison of TIG Welding and MIG Welding, including why we use TIG Welding for all our products.
TIG welding is an acronym that stands for Tungsten Inert Gas welding, and it blends together reactive metals by means of employing a Tungsten electrode that is non-consumable.
One of the major advantages of this aluminium welding method is that there are no air contaminants produced during the process. In fact, many industries and companies that are environmentally conscious opt for this method when they need to weld aluminium, because it is significantly much cleaner and there are only a few fumes, smoke or sparks produced.
TIG welding provides not only a more precise weld, but also a higher quality one. This can be highly advantageous if it needs to be used for very sophisticated issues.
Regarding the drawbacks of TIG welding, it demands a longer set-up time and, it requires expert knowledge in order to set it up. In addition, it may not be suitable for every budget as it tends to be more expensive. This is mainly due to the fact that it is a more sophisticated process that demands more skilful hands.
MIG welding is an acronym that stands for Metal Inert Gas welding. This process involves combining two metals by means of employing a filler wire with a current in order to produce the electrode. The inert gas is employed in order to protect the weld from air contaminants.
One of the advantages of MIG aluminium welding, which many industry managers appreciate, is that it is significantly quicker and user friendly. The process can be automated and setting it up is usually less complex. Needless to say, it is also more affordable, which makes it more suitable for almost every budget.
However, using MIG for welding aluminium tends to be less reliable, dirtier and it may not be suitable for you if you require a high-quality weld. At ALISLAT, we’re committed to providing the best, longest lasting product and that is why we only use products with TIG welding.