Welding is an important manufacturing method known as the process of joining materials together. Two or more metal materials whose melting temperatures are close to each other; It is the process of joining together and other materials using heat or pressure. This technique, which is used in the manufacture of non-removable fixed parts, is used in many sectors.
There are different types of welding according to the method and materials used. The common point in all of them is that it is one of the stages that directly affects the life of the material. As a company serving in the steel industry, we consider and implement the welding phase as a step in our production. We have the opportunity to weld with 3 different methods in the welding facility in our factory.
- Inert – Gas Welding (MIG / MAG): The amount of heat required for welding in the gas arc welding method is obtained by the arc formed between a melting and continuously fed wire electrode and the workpiece and by the resistance created by the welding current passing through the electrode. Since the area to be welded is protected from the adverse conditions that air can create, thanks to a gaseous environment, this process is called gas metal arc welding. The naming of the method varies according to the gas protection. If welding is done under an inert gas atmosphere, it is called MIG (Metal Inert Gas), if it is done under active gas protection, it is called MAG.
- Argon Welding (TIG): In the argon welding method, also known as TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, the heat to perform the process is formed between the parts to be welded with the electrodes made of ‘tungsten’ metal, which has a very high melting point and gives the method its name. The welding zone is protected by argon or helium gas delivered from the apparatus surrounding the electrode. It is known as argon welding because the gas used is argon gas, which is an inert gas. The electrodes used allow the welding equipment to be melted together without melting themselves.
- Electrode Welding: In this welding method, also known as stick welding, the contact between the rod electrode and the workpiece ignites the arc. This creates a short circuit between the two poles for less than a second, thus providing electric current. The heat required for melting is provided by this process. It has some advantages over other methods. The most important of these advantages is the welder’s ability to work comfortably in all adverse weather conditions, independent of shielding gases. The reason for this is that there is a protective cover layer on the electrode. This is why it is called implicit resource. Another advantage of the method is that it can be applied in the desired position.