If you’re interested in taking up welding as a skill, you can’t go wrong by gaining the skills required to handle the most common industrial welding projects. In the video posted below, the host explains the differences between the four most common types of welding used by commercial businesses.
First, he describes stick welding, also known as shielded metal arc welding.
This is a common older type of welding. It isn’t the strongest or most durable option, and most welds require some cleanup.
Next, he describes flux core arc welding. In this type of welding, the heat is generated by a DC electric arc and fed through a tube-shaped electrode. It looks similar to stick welding, but it requires different equipment.
He also describes both MIG and TIG welding. These types of welding are done in an oxygen-free environment. MIG welding uses a feed wire and TIG welding uses long rods. They both require specialized equipment and safety gear due to the lack of oxygen and the high temperatures involved in the welding processes they use.
To learn more about industrial welding, reach out to professional welding companies in your area for advice or access to professional equipment.