The Alternative to TIG and Laser. Sometimes referred to as Super TIG. The electric arc is formed between an electrode and the workpiece. The key difference from GTAW is that in PAW, by positioning the electrode within the body of the torch, the plasma arc can be separated from the shielding gas envelope.
Stick welding is a simple yet versatile, inexpensive and portable welding process. Flux coated welding rods are used, eliminating the need for bottled shielding gas like that used in MIG welding or TIG welding.
Stick welders are ideal to use when welding outdoors and/or welding objects that are rusty or dirty. Most common metals and alloys can be joined using a stick welder.
TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding is used to make precise, critical welds when joining metals such as mild steel, aluminum, or stainless steel.
TIG welding is a two handed process (one hand holds the torch while the other feeds filler metal) and commonly involves a foot pedal or fingertip remote to control the arc voltage while welding. Like MIG welding, a shielding gas (typically argon) is required.
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Or Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), is a welding process in which a consumable metal electrode is used to produce the electric arc to join the metal pieces together in the environment of a shielding gas. Shielding gas protects the weld from atmospheric contamination. Constant voltage, direct current power source is used to produce the arc.
These welders are capable of performing MIG, Stick, TIG, and Flux-Cored welding processes. Find the one that’s right for your application.