What types of welding are there?

What types of welding are there?

What types of welding are there?


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What types of welding are there?



I’ll list all the welding processes here with their own advantages.


What types of welding are there?

So there are 4 welding processes that can be used in different areas and situations.

Let’s start by listing them:



What types of welding are there?

TIG tungsten inert gas welding


If it falls into the shielding gas welding category, we have a so-called tig torch with a tungsten electrode that gives the arc and thus melts the material. The filler material is fed in with a second hand, so to speak.


What can you weld with it: steel, stainless steel, titanium & aluminum


In my opinion, the advantage of TIG welding is that you can melt the material properly and then decide for yourself when to add the filler material or simply let it run.


Beautiful fine and clean weld seam (scaling)

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The disadvantage is that too much heat is introduced during welding, which can be tempting.

More complex than MAG welding or takes longer

Here is the link to a simple TIG welding machine:


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Here is a link to an AC/DC welding machine:


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MAG welding

Metal active gas welding

The best known welding process because it is used in the best known places known to man. For example, in a car workshop in a locksmith’s shop.

With this welding process, the welding rod comes out of the torch at the same time as it ignites. This means that filler material is immediately added to the weld seam.


You can weld quickly with it and can apply material well.

Not as much heat is applied as with TIG welding


Spatter formation during welding so you have to do some reworking

When the workpiece is still cold, the weld seam initially builds up more



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What types of welding are there?

MIG welding

Metal inert gas welding

It is the same principle as MAG welding, except that we use argon gas here, for example and can weld aluminum, stainless steel and brass.

Of course, the wire also differs depending on what you want to weld.

The torch also has slightly different accessories than for MAG welding

The advantage is again that less heat is introduced into the material than with TIG welding and is also much faster


Reworking for the purpose of spatter formation and with aluminum it does not blow up the oxide layer, so the weld seam can become slightly dark, which I always rework.

Here is a link to a MAG/MIG welding machine:



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What types of welding are there?

Electrode welding

Now we are talking about one of the oldest welding processes there is.

For me, the two big advantages of electrode welding are that you don’t need shielding gas and that you can still weld well under poor welding conditions. For example, outside in the wind etc.

What is of course also great is that it is also very cheap to buy and you don’t need much except of course the protective equipment, electrodes and a hammer.

You just have to develop a feeling for welding, because you have to go in the direction of the seam and still towards the seam by melting the electrode.

Here is an example of a great starter set:

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In conclusion, I would say that every welding process has its advantages and disadvantages, but you can make good use of them.

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