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You’ll find during a job search that there are MIG welding jobs and TIG welding jobs. What’s the difference? These two types of welding can be seen as a specialization. While they are both used often in the field, the main difference is the way in which the metal used during the welding process is fed.

MIG Welding

MIG welding uses a process where wire is continuously fed to the welder. In terms of sophistication and complexity, MIG welding is far easier than its TIG counterpart.

Welding wire is continuously fed from a spool while burning, melting and eventually fusing together with the base and parent metals. There are a variety of metals that can be used in MIG welding jobs, including:

  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum

Thickness levels can vary depending on the requirements of the job.

TIG Welding

The TIG process uses welding rods that are slowly fed into what is called a welding puddle. This process is used with thinner gauge materials and is more complex. TIG welding would be used with thinner metals, such as those seen on a kitchen sink.

In terms of power, the welder has far better control with TIG welding. While a welder will normally deal with thinner metals, there is the possibility of pipe welding or doing heavier tasks with the TIG method. A more powerful unit will be necessary to handle heavier welding jobs, such as pipe welding.

In terms of speed, TIG is slower than MIG, but this is not a bad thing. Versatility is always higher with TIG because of the slow feeding of metals. Welders will often switch between the two welding processes, depending on the job. A person would not want to perform regular, at-home welding with the TIG method because it is simply too slow and tedious.

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