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Different Types of Welding Wires

Monday, September 12, 2011
Welding is an art and a science of tying the metals together in one shape. It is a must requirement of almost every industry and construction site. There are indeed different types of welding process to encircle various kinds of welding requirements. Encompassing these welding wires plays an important role in meeting these complex welding requirements. There are different types of welding wires available in the market to meet the varied welding needs. These welding wires includes Tig wires, Mig wires, SAW wires, SS wires, Flux cored arc welding wires and others. Below are the highlights on few of them.

Tig Wires

Tig or gas tungsten arc welding is a welding process in which metals are joined together by generating heat with an arc between tungsten (non consumable) electrode and the work surface on which the welding is need to be done. The role of tungsten electrode is played by the tig wires. Tig welding wires developed by the manufacturing company are available in different sizes, shapes and grades to meet the client's specific welding requirements.

Mig Wires

Mig or Metal inert gas welding is a semi-automatic or automatic welding process in which a continuous and consumable wire electrode and a shielded gas are inserted via a welding gun. The role of wire electrode in this process is played by mig welding wires. Just like tig wires, mig wires are also available in different sizes, shapes and grades.

SAW Wires

SAW or submerged arc welding is a welding process in which metals are joined by generating heat between a bare metal electrode and the work surface on which the welding is need to be done. The bare metal electrode plays the role of SAW welding wires in this process. SS Wires

SS wires are the stainless steel wire. Apart from welding purposes they are also used in varied other projects as per the industry requirements.

Flux Core Arc Welding Wires

Flux cored arc welding is evolved from the mig welding process to enhance and improve the welding process including arc action, metal transfer, weld appearance and weld metal properties. In this welding process the heating for welding is generated by an arc between a continuously inserted tubular electrode wire and the work surface. The tubular electrode wire role is played by the flux cored arc welding wires in this process.

Ashok T. Sanghvi is Managing Director at Raajratna electrodes. Raajratna Electrodes is manufacturing state-of-the-art welding consumables. We are manufacturing Copper coated continuous or cut length solid wire for TIG/MIGwelding. Visit us at http://www.raajratnaelectrodes.com

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