Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding uses an electric arc that form between a consumable MIG wire electrode and the metal work piece, causing the metal to heat and join. The inert gas acts as a shield the welding processes from atmospheric contamination. Often applied to steel because it allows for faster welding times compared to other welding processes. MIG welding is a good process for first time welders to start learning how to join two pieces of metal.
Intro to MIG Welding
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Model Number: Millermatic 185
Short Description: Gas metal arc welding, sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas welding or metal active gas welding, is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable MIG wire electrode and the workpiece metal, which heats the workpiece metal, causing them to melt and join.