Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), often referred to as MIG (Metal Inert Gas) or MAG (Metal Active Gas) welding, is a versatile and widely used welding process. In GMAW, a continuous wire electrode is fed through a welding gun, where an electric arc is created between the wire and the workpiece. Simultaneously, a shielding gas, either inert (such as argon or helium) or active (such as carbon dioxide), is released to protect the weld zone from atmospheric contamination. The arc’s heat melts the wire electrode and the base metal, forming a molten pool that solidifies to create a strong and clean weld. GMAW is known for its ease of use, high welding speeds, and ability to weld a variety of metals, including steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. GMAW’s versatility and adaptability to different materials and applications make it a popular choice among welders and manufacturers.