Automotive industry

Why is MIG welding so popular in the automotive industry?

The automotive industry is synonymous with MIG and TIG welding, every car made has welded parts, but now most of these welds are automated and done by high tech welding machines. However, welding remains an essential skill for workers in the automotive industry, especially for those who work as auto mechanics.

The most common types of welding used by automotive welding specialists are MIG welding and TIG welding, but the type used will largely depend on which type best suits the car repair needs.

The majority of day-to-day welding jobs in the automotive repair industry will include repairing cracks, rust, dents, as well as repairing electrical or wiring related issues in vehicles.

Although TIG welding has the advantage of being suitable for welding more metals and alloys than any other process, in this article we will focus on the advantages of MIG welding in the automotive repair industry. .

However, why not take a look at our TIG welding machines from Migatronic while you’re here! Migatronic – TIG welding machines

MIG welding

Automotive welding requires highly skilled welders to perform a range of different welds, from removing and repairing rusted metal to welding exhausts or repairing cracked panels. And for many of these processes, MIG welding is the most popular choice.

A fast and precise solution, and able to weld both aluminum and steel, MIG welding can also be used for bodywork, as well as for the repair of axles and chassis.

One of the reasons this form of welding is so widely used in the automotive industry is that it can handle a much wider range of metal thicknesses than TIG welding. This means that no matter the material or thickness, it can be used effectively without sacrificing weld strength or overall appearance.

Another key advantage of MIG welding is that it is a one-handed operation. Unlike TIG welding, which requires the addition of filler material in order to create the fusion between the metals you are welding, it usually requires either two hands, one to add the filler metal and one to hold the torch. welding or requires two people. .

MIG welding, on the other hand (no pun intended), uses a wire, fed from the welding gun, to act as filler metal. As it is continuously powered, you have one hand free, which can be put to good use handling the materials you are working with, or even holding other tools. This means that MIG welding is often faster than most other welding methods.

Why choose Automig welding machines from Migatronic?

At Engweld we stock and supply a wide range of welding machines, torches and consumables. Covering MIG welding, TIG welding, stick welding and plasma cutting.

Some welding machines are better suited than others for use in the automotive industry, and Migatronic offers a range of rugged and proven MIG welding machines that are perfect for the automotive industry, the Automig range, a classic in the automotive industry. ‘automobile industry. And here at England, we have two fantastic models available in this range.

The entire Automig range, now in its 7th generation, has been specifically designed for quality in the automotive industry, making them perfect for the meticulous mechanic.

Migatronic Automig 233I

We will start with the Migatronic Automig 233I, supplied with a 3 m MIG torch and a 3 m earth cable. Rugged, hard working and reliable, even in harsh environments, you really can’t go wrong with this great little unit.

Specifically designed for MIG welding and brazing of high tensile steel and galvanized steel, it features a four-roller wire feeder to ensure precise wire feeding that aids in smooth welds.

  • Step Control – Control welding current with the turn of a knob.
  • Built to last – Guaranteed to live a long life.
  • User friendly control panel – Even with your welding gloves on.
  • Spot Gap Settings – Ideal for spot welding new materials.

Learn more: Migatronic Automig 233I includes 3M Mig torch and 3M ground wire

Migatronic Automig 273I Duo

Our second recommendation is the Migatronic Automig 273I Duo, which is again designed for MIG welding and MIG brazing, working with high tensile steel and galvanized steel, and has been specially developed to help auto repair shop professionals in joining different materials.

The Duo version has two welding torches, with two rolls of wire, each featuring the same four-roller wire system as the Automig 233I, allowing the user to immediately switch between welding and MIG brazing operations. The 7th generation of these iconic welding machines has been built and designed to meet the ever increasing demands of the automotive industry.

  • Features a synergic digital control panel that comes with preset welding programs for your convenience.
  • Has a pulse and double pulse system.
  • Torch regulation allows you to control a host of features with the buttons on the torch itself.
  • Simple software updates can be performed with an SD card to ensure it is capable of meeting all future requirements.

If you have any questions about any of the welding machines featured in this article or to inquire about other products, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact us