MIG

  1. Longevity MigWeld 100 Self Shielded Flux Core Arc Welder, Plenty of Spark for the Price

    The Longevity MigWeld 100 is a simple machine to set up and operate. In just a matter of a few minutes we could be out-of-the-box and making sparks from your first weld. Intended for the do-it-yourself hobbyist or light steel fabrication, this is a great entry-level wire feeder machine for somebody who wants to explore the field of welding. Use of the self shielded wire eliminates the need or expense for shielding gas, hoses or a regulator. Weighing in at less than 40 pounds, you can transport this right to the place the work needs to be done. The fact it operates on 120 volts also adds to the possibilities of locations you could weld with this machine. With 100 amps at a 20% duty cycle, it should tackle most of your light steel fabrication needs. Joining 22ga sheet metal up to 3/16" plate can help when dreaming up your next project.  Straight out of the box, it has everything to get you started plugging up holes in plate without leaving a big hole in your wallet. 

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  2. The MIG welder 115 volt field test

    Every commercial welder and each industrial welder is tested for MIG welding.  The test is known as the 115 volt field test. There is a special 115 MIG welding machine, which is a good option for the welder who wants to weld with shielding gas. This machine is welding with a 3/16"" thick tee joint with multiple passes, where the machine is plugged into a 10 amp 30 foot reel extension cord. This is not a very good practice as the commercial welder should not use a light duty extension cord with a MIG welder, but it can happen in reality.

    So, what happened? The result was a small 20 inches straight sputter after welding. The welding could be fine when it is used a self-shielded flux core Lincoln nr211. In other words, the tests proved that the commercial welder cannot predict how a MIG welding machine will behave and weld just by looking at it, without trying. The MIG AHp welder that has been used

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  3. Introduction to MIG Welding

    MIG welding is now quite a popular form of welding and many people now know and recognize the term. May be this is so because of the Monster House of Jesse James or the American Chopper and the rest of the cable TV shows that are referring to hot Filler Rods, Mig Welding Equipment, etc.

    This attention to the MIG Welding has resulted in many new MIG welders and commercial welders, but also in the enthusiasm of different people who decided to use mig welding practices in their shops and garages. In general, the MIG welding is not hard to learn and the materials are quite affordable to buy. That is why many people, of course including industrial welders and commercial welders, are now striking arcs and learning how to burn.

    There is something that we should say about the safety or rather about the lack of safety on many of these shows. The people who have decided to do some MIG Welding should know that grinding should always be done with eye protection. Besides that,

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  4. MIG welding: the basic procedures

    MIG welding is often used in everyday life, even by amateurs who work in their hobby shops and not only by commercial welders and industrial welders. That is why it seems that we should give some explanation on the basic MIG procedures and practices.

    It is always good to go on a welding school, welding community colleges or on a welding course for one week or several weeks, especially if pursuing a career in welding. If the MIG Welding is just a hobby, then a few basic tips will do. Yet, to be on a safe side, if you want to be a welder, it is better to visit a one week class for welding beginners and hobbyist.

    In general, like every commercial welder will let you know, the MIG welding is the easiest of all the welding processes that exist. In order to learn the basic procedures in welding, it will take just a few hours. Yet, if you want to be really good at M

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  5. MIGWELD® 100

    The Longevity MigWeld 100 is a simple machine to set up and operate. In just a matter of a few minutes we could be out-of-the-box and making sparks from your first weld. Intended for the do-it-yourself hobbyist or light steel fabrication, this is a great entry-level wire feeder machine for somebody who wants to explore the field of welding. Use of the self shielded wire eliminates the need or expense for shielding gas, hoses or a regulator. Weighing in at less than 40 pounds, you can transport this right to the place the work needs to be done.

    The fact it operates on 120 volts also adds to the possibilities of locations you could weld with this machine. With 100 amps at a 20% duty cycle, it should tackle most of your light steel fabrication needs. Joining 22ga sheet metal up to 3/16"" plate can help when dreaming up your next project.  Straight out of the box, it has everything to get you started plugging up holes in plate without leaving a big ho

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  6. A Guide to Selecting MIG Cable

    Possibility for a Weld

    MIG wire welding efficiency is explained through:

    Process- Controlling Porosity

    Adequate deoxidizing of the weld mess is necessary to reduce the CO accumulation and porosity. For this, ThorArc cables have components where fresh air mixes in choice to carbon forming slags that are not harmful. These components, known as deoxidizers, are Mn (manganese, Si (rubber), Al (aluminum),Ti (titanium) and Zr (zirconium). Titanium, aluminum and zirconium happen to be deoxidizers which happen very powerful – maybe even up to five times effective as silicon and manganese.

    Weld Mess Fluidity, Pill Shape and the Splatter

    The melted weld mess fluidity is essential for many reasons. The liquid messes usually wets out uniformly at the sides and generates a sleek, smooth pellet type, particularly on the fillet welds. It is essential on the multi-pass and weld

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  7. Primary Mig Welder Fixings

    Mig Welding Fixings

    Mig welding machines have a technical drive system adopted to nourish the mig welding wire alongside the mig gun to the contact at the tip. Some machines used for wire feed welding are known as compacts since they have to feed procedure build into the primary case/enclosure/box to the source of the welding energy. Other commercial mig welding appliances will often have an independent wire feeder component.

    This wire feeder component comprises of all the technical drive roll programs parts and the regulators in the front part of the appliance to modify the welding factors.

    The two primary settings of mig welding machines that you are required to just modify quite often are the controlling part for the speed for the wire feed and controlling factor of th

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  8. Marking and Packaging of Welding Filler Metals

    Marking and Packaging of Welding Filler Metals

    Just like we make sure that the food we purchase from a grocery store is fresh by checking the details on the package, so is the case with the filler metals that are used for any kind of welding procedures. Similar to the food stuff that have packing and seal to keep them safe from any kind of tampering and getting spoiled, so it should be with filler metals as well, so as to keep them safe and clean.

    A lot of changes can happen in filler metals from the time of its manufacture to the time we use it. There are chances of the filler metals getting damaged or spoilt if it is not properly packaged and protected as its quality depends to a large extent this. Inexpensive and low quality filler metals, in most cases, will have no moisture barrier and barely any or even no packaging at all. Quality and standard filler metals have excellent protection and packaging for both moisture protection and damage protection.

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  9. The Flux-Cored Arc Welding and its aspects

    One of the first things that the commercial welders learn when flux core arc welding is concerned is that this is an automatic or semi-automatic process of arc welding. During that process, the commercial welder uses the so called tubular electrode, which is based on a flux rather than on a solid electrode.
    It is this flux core electrode being used that makes the process of fluxed-cored arc weld the right choice in many cases and for numerous of today’s commercial welding requirements.

    As it is often discussed at the Arc Welding Forum, the commercial welders are using two types of flux core arc welding. The first type requires an external supply for shielding gas, while the other one requests self-shielding, where the shielding gas comes from a tubular electrode that is continuously-fed.

    The electrode does contain flux and it also contains other ingredients which generate a shielding gas, as the electrode is in contact with the heat of the commercial wel

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  10. The Solid Electrode Wires

    The solid metal wires were once used in the process of oxy fuel gas welding in order to add filler metal to the joint. The welding wires came in a straightened 1 m long length. One of the earliest electrodes that were used by the multiprocess welders in the process of arc  welding were bare and solid and came in length of 12 to 14 inches. In the years that followed the Arc welders, Stick welders, TIG welders, and MIG welders started using solid wire in coils which was used in the process of automatic arc welding.

    Later, it was also used in the processes of submerged arc welding, in electro-slag welding, as well as in gas metal arc welding where applied small-diameter electrode welding wires are.

    TIG welders, Arc welders, MIG welders, and Stick welders say that the

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