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What Are the Different Types of Welding and Which Is the Best – A Beginner’s Guide

What are the types of welding?

Welding has been used in metallurgy for millennia. Although, forge welding, in which blacksmiths join iron and steel by heating and hammering was the only viable technique for a while. This all changed in the 19th century when more advanced methods like arc-welding and oxyfuel welding were developed.

Welding equipment review platform Welder Station lists some of the most common welding processes as:

* MIG Welding – Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
* TIG Welding – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
* Stick Welding – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
* Flux Welding – Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
* Energy Beam Welding (EBW)
* Atomic Hydrogen Welding (AHW)
* Gas Tungsten-Arc Welding
* Plasma Arc Welding

What are the different types of welding machines?

There are quite a few different types of welding machines knocking around. These machines generate heat that melts metal parts so they can be joined. However, there isn’t a single welding machine that is suitable for all welding purposes.

Larger welding machines tend to be found in industrial sites like factories, while smaller ones are more ideal for domestic or amateur purposes.

According to Welding Hub, there are five main types of welding machines. These are:

* Mig (metal inert gas) welding machines
* Thyristor Control Mig welding machines
* Tig welding machines
* Spot welding machines
* Shielded metal arc welding machines

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