Aluminium Welding MIG

What is Aluminum MIG Welding and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

There are various methods for welding aluminum parts together, and one of them is aluminum welding with MIG, where MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas. In MIG welding of aluminum, an inert gas, such as argon, is used. Argon does not react with other elements and is therefore non-flammable, non-explosive, and non-toxic. In MIG welding of aluminum, the gas does not react with the weld pool (which could be harmful to the structure). Therefore, MIG welding is widely used for stainless steel (RVS) and aluminum. Welding aluminum with MIG is versatile, has a high deposition rate, and is easily automated as the welding wire is automatically fed.
The major difference between TIG and MIG welding of aluminum is how the arc is generated. In MIG aluminum welding, the arc is drawn between the welding wire and the workpiece, while in TIG welding, the arc burns between the tungsten electrode and the workpiece, and the welder manually adds the welding wire. The significant advantage of aluminum MIG welding is the speed. Jobs are completed faster with aluminum MIG welding than with TIG welding, but the weld quality may be lower.

TIG aluminium welding by Aluminized:

  • From prototype to batch and serial production
  • For sheet and tube constructions
  • Possibility of combining various operations
  • Production and assembly capabilities
  • High-end factory of 14.000 m2

Advantages of Aluminum Welding with MIG

  • Highly controllable process
  • High welding speed can be achieved
  • The process is very efficient
  • Aluminum MIG welding provides good protection against oxidation
  • Applicable in all welding positions
  • Excellent for robotic welding.

Disadvantages of Aluminum Welding with MIG

  • Sensitive to wind / drafts
  • For certain materials, the use of backing gas may be necessary
  • The welding surface must be well-prepared, as it greatly affects the weld quality (MIG welding is sensitive to rust and contamination)
  • Changing welding wire takes more time compared to TIG welding.

Do you want to know which welding method is most suitable for your aluminum product: MIG welding or TIG welding? Ask us for expert advice. At Aluminized, we lay out all the pros and cons for you and help you make the choice, so that you achieve the best result.
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Frequently asked questions

  • Can aluminium components be welded?

    It takes a number of things to weld correctly, such as the right welding equipment, gas, a trained professional and a clean room. Are all these in place? Then aluminium is one of the most laborious steels available. Take note; have it done by a professional! Welding aluminium is not harmless.

  • Why aluminum welding?

    Aluminium welding is often used when it comes to metalworking. The material aluminium is therefore very suitable for all kinds of applications. Among other things, it is used in machines, furniture and various types of building products. Aluminium is therefore lightweight and very strong. Moreover, aluminium does not rust, which makes it an attractive material to work with. During welding, we use special welding equipment to achieve the best results.

  • Welding aluminum: what are the advantages?

    Aluminum welding comes with various advantages. What is the added value of aluminum welding by our company?

    – Every welding task is carried out safely and expertly by a professional.
    – In consultation with you as the client, we decide which welding technique to use.
    – We have all the necessary knowledge of aluminum and the related processing techniques in-house.
    Aluminum welding is a widely used metalworking method. During welding, we use special welding equipment to achieve the best results.
    We have a short delivery time, ensuring that your order is always delivered quickly.

    When joining or combining aluminum, we employ different welding techniques. TIG welding is particularly suitable for very precise welding work. This can be done with or without filler material, and you are always assured of a beautiful finish. MIG welding is another processing technique characterized by high welding speed. Furthermore, the heat input is less than in TIG welding, resulting in less distortion. For each project, we assess which welding technique is most suitable for joining aluminum.


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