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Welding Techniques: TIG versus MIG

What do the acronyms mean?
In the welding world, ‘TIG’ stands for ‘Tungsten Inert Gas’ welding and ‘MIG’ stands for ‘Metal Inert Gas’ welding.

What’s the difference in technique?
MIG uses a wire, which constantly feeds through a welding machine, whereas TIG uses long rods which need to be held separately and fed into the weld puddle.

When is TIG best?
TIG is generally more visually appealing. It’s a more technical process to learn, requiring greater accuracy, so it’s best suited to smaller volumes of welding due to the increased time required to get it right. TIG is the best choice to achieve a higher specification of product.


When is MIG best?
MIG is better for higher volumes of welding. It’s usually lower in price and quicker to get the job done.

So…next time you order a table base from us, let us know which way you want to go! Generally, we use TIG for higher end hotel work.

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Welcome to our Tube Sample Gallery!

Did you know that we have an extensive range of steel tube shapes and sizes available? This means that we can truly tailor to your needs. So next time you want to order some table bases from us, why not browse this tube sample gallery first and let us know your preference?

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