In the previous month, we tackled gas welding. For this month, we will delve into Mig welding and how mig welders do this popular welding process for classical trucks.
It was clearly a game changer when electric welding was innovated. However, it took more years for Mig welding machines to become smaller and more affordable for small shops and some hobbyists. Nowadays, these machines are no bigger than a bread box that contains all the power you need for your project.
What makes it attractive forMig welders is having the process learned very easily. You simply have to point the gun to where you want to weld, pull the trigger, and have the gun start welding where shielding gas can flow, the filler wire can mechanically feed. Once the trigger is released, the weld stops instantly. It’s as easy as utilizing a sealing gun.
An essential step when preparing the weld is to choose the right wire feed speed and voltage. Almost all machines come with a charge, providing you the right settings based on the thickness of the metal you will weld and the filler wire diameter. Experienced welders often squeeze the adjustments, going by the sound of the arc and the look of the weld bead, where everyone needs to know where to start.
You need to master your torch technique to get a stronger, good-looking welds. It can have a big effect on the results if you have minute changes in the distance from the gun to the work piece, travel speed and torch angle. You can master the torch technique through constant practice. The more you practice, the better chance of getting coherent results. Remember that professional Mig welders were once neophytes on these tasks.
One must practice safe operating procedures during welding processes. There may not be adequate space to tackle comprehensive safety for Mig welding, but every welder must know the dos and don’ts before they start working. They need to protect themselves all the time as Mig welding is not an easy job.
So we’ll have to run more examples to demonstrate how Mig welders can be typically utilized, and provide them with few tips on proper gun technique and machine settings.